May 21-23, 2019 - Anaheim, CA

AR/VR Applied: Integrating with Drones, BIM, 3D Printing…and Some Unanticipated Benefits

May 22 2019
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

AR/VR Applied: Integrating with Drones, BIM, 3D Printing…and Some Unanticipated Benefits

Track Name: SPAR 3D
Session Date: May 22 2019 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Design, Construction, Facilities Management, and Occupant Safety

Design, Construction, Facilities Management, and Occupant Safety
In recent years, the AEC industry has been adoption innovating applications of virtual and augmented reality technology throughout the project lifecycle. While the focus of these applications has been visualization of and immersion in building design, a wealth of other utilizations for these technologies exists throughout the project and into facility lifecycle. These post-design applications offer tremendous value within construction administration, facilities management, and occupant experience. While the ideas aren’t complex, the applications aren’t overly complicated, and the effort isn’t budget-busting, the benefits and added values from applying such solutions is incredibly powerful. This presentation will showcase 4 use cases (Design, Construction, Facilities Management, and Occupant Safety) and outcomes of using a variety of technologies. • Design Visualization: During the design phase, meaningful client involvement is one of the key values that gets lost in review of paper/2D documents. Employing the benefits of virtual reality technology has become a game changer in the AEC industry within recent years. Designers and Architects can apply Augmented Reality to overlay designs directly into the project locations with clients, improving communication of the design intent through tools like Revit, Revizto and Oculus Rift, Hololive and Microsoft HoloLens. • Construction Management: During the punch-walk phase of a large project, the architect(s) have a massive amount of ground to cover and could greatly benefit from the ability to quickly see discrepancies between design and construction. One person can quickly walk an entire facility, noting major issues that need closer inspection by various trades. The ability to identify and document construction progress using a piece of wearable tech leads to increased efficiency and quality of construction review through tools like Revit, Hololive and Microsoft HoloLens. • Facilities Management: During post-occupancy, facilities management teams often refer to as-built drawings and specs for information needed to operate the facility. Through the use of a 3D model delivered through construction closeout, or even capturing the facility by scanning during construction, a facilities team is able to bring up any information needed via an Augmented Reality headset while walking the facility. Leveraging the information component from BIM and pushing this information into the display, a user is able to pull up information in front of them through tools like Leica BLK360, Hololive and HoloLens. • Occupant Safety: While most locations rely heavily on plans, diagrams, and pamphlets for the purpose of expressing egress and potential hazards, a large portion of the population is unable to properly interpret this information, leading to a disconnect and potential for harm. Using a more immersive method of conveying this information provides the potential for increased safety awareness of staff and visitors through tools like Unity and Microsoft HoloLens.

Speakers:

BIM, VR, 3D printing

One outcome of the rise of BIM is the ability for the user to experience and interact with a project beyond two dimensions. However, the most common ways in which BIM is experienced are often two dimensional – flat screen monitors or paper. Gilbane is pushing the boundaries of the model viewing experience by utilizing existing technologies in both a digital (virtual reality) medium and physical (3D printing) medium. In the digital realm, virtual reality clouds have drastically cut rendering time over the past few years. Gilbane identified the time savings and made VR a standard deliverable to connect with our clients. Now owners can pick up the game controller and immerse themselves into their projects at every stage of design and construction. 3D printing has exploded in popularity across household consumers, yet is only in its infancy in the construction industry. At Gilbane, several projects are pulling BIM into the physical world by printing models for complex site logistics exploration. Now our superintendents, project managers, owners, and architects can physically interact with and arrange the printed models to perform real-time planning. VR and 3D printing bring BIM full circle to improve tactile interaction and immersion with the digital world.

Speakers:

Josh Holmes

Gilbane Building Company

Ryan Shults

Gilbane Building Company

Drone Mapping and VR for BIM Enhancement

Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) provide the ability to have an aerial view along with the collection of high precision data revolutionizing construction sites. This session will introduce best practices and effective data flow that can be implemented by construction teams, designers and owners. Attendees will learn how to utilize Drone programs to collect Real-time Data. This gives access to the most relevant information at every stage of a project, not just at a few select intervals. High-resolution 3D point clouds generated with drones yield millions of data points, giving us a rich set of information. providing project teams and clients with advanced aerial solutions, including accurate aerial survey and inspection, jobsite connectivity and 3D mapping. Combing the drone captured data into VR enhances the quality and accuracy of BIM data and visuals. This introductory workshop will provide an overview of the experience in using drones with multiple examples and case studies on Mapping with UAVs combined with VR visualization, highlighting techniques for all stages of the project life cycle, (Pre-construction, construction, post-construction and ongoing facility management maintenance.).

Speakers:

Amr Raafat

Windover Construction

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