May 21-23, 2019 - Anaheim, CA


May 22 2019
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Track Name: AEC Next
Session Date: May 22 2019 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Scan Everything

Laser Scanning as a tool is leveraged by various entities in the AEC realm for many different applications. Many firms focus on one or two specific use cases, but why stop there? At the end of the day it is a ridiculously fast and accurate tape the price point and speed of data acquisition continue to improve, the possibilities for leveraging the technology on job sites increases dramatically. This presentation will focus on just that...the many ways we at Winter Construction have found to leverage the benefits of laser scanning before, during, and after construction projects.


David Epps

Winter Construction

Integrated Transportation Agencies

Transparent Highway Agencies Highway agencies have invested billions of dollars in their transportation systems. Agencies have many needs but limited funding. Wise stewardship of the system requires agencies to create repeatable transparent processes. Transparent processes will allow agencies to understand where the first and last dollar should be allocated and the expected performance. Most transportation agencies find it very difficult to conduct analysis at an enterprise level because of their separate business system that were developed independently. These silos of information make it difficult to tied performance, and financial information to the agency’s overall objectives. Information as a rule, is collected by multiple divisions, in conflicting formats, and retained in different databases. Agencies can tackle these inefficiencies with a threefold approach: Collect, Organize, and Analyze. Collect: Multiple departments working together can identify needs and have nearly all assets inventoried in a single collection effort using mobile LiDAR, while dramatically reducing redundancy, and creating efficiencies for all divisions working off a single data set. Organize: Web services can be developed between the authoritative LRS/GIS and the agency’s business systems. Additional web services can make the data accessible through a single data portal allowing users to download project, financial and inventory with attributes to be displayed on maps. Analyze: Data driven decisions from organized information will stretch funding while gaining public trust. Integration of information will drive innovations that in turn will create value for the agency. This presentation will review the challenges at a typical transportation agency. The presenter will review the steps required to collect and organize data, integrate business systems, and develop a geospatial data portal. The presenter will demonstrate how information can be organized, integrated and shared across the organization and thereby create transparent processes.


BIG Infrastructure - Glen Canyon Dam Unified Intelligent Model

The US Bureau of Reclamation develops, manages and protects western water resources for the nation. Built in an age of slide rules and drafting, Reclamation’s 492 dams and 53 powerplants were each created from thousands of individual engineering drawings. These dams are critical infrastructure and will continue to serve the nation for centuries. Effective facility management requires new methods and technology. Using Autodesk software and with assistance from Autodesk, Reclamation set out to create unified intelligent models of Glen Canyon dam and powerplant. The use of laser scanning, photogrammetry, CAD, BIM and SONAR allowed the creation of multi-discipline comprehensive 3D models. The data and models will be used for design, O&M, security, education and visualization. This project serves as a prototype to develop expertise, best practices, guidelines and procedures with applicability for many industries. This session will discuss the objectives, procedures and project status.


David Winslow

U.S. Bureau Of Reclamation

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