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I'll be blogging about challenges that I come across as BIM Manager as well as points of interest that are related to BIM. Blogs on tips and technical "How-too's" to help you out with creating your BIM models correctly.
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Please join us for an
informative and lively evening with presentations by distinguished industry
speakers. This event is designed to keep you informed of the recent
developments in innovation of the design and construction industry. This is
also a great opportunity to network with other professionals in the
architectural, engineering and construction industries.
Who should attend? Engineers,
Architects, Developers, Contractors, Consultants and Construction Industry
We had a great presentation and
demo on August 12th at my "Improving Project Delivery" session. Thanks to Laura at Kasian for hosting the event and to Chris at Underhill Geomatics for sponsoring the event's food.
One of the presenters was Shane Scranton, the co-founder
and CEO of IrisVR came in to talk about Virtual Reality and the Construction Industry. He also brought along his equipment so people could try Virtual
Reality out for themselves... it was a hit! I think everybody in the room tried
it out at least once.
we are working on an immersive design and presentation tool that sends SketchUp
and Revit files directly into a virtual reality environment. Easily view your
3D models in the Oculus Rift and experience your designs true to scale."
I believe this
type of technology is going to have great impact on the design and construction
industry. I can see great potential for this technology especially when it
comes to having to build “mock-up’s” for user groups.
A mock-up is
where we have to build an physical example of an area for “user groups” to try
out the area, to “experience the space”. This is typically first done by simply
printing out to full size scale the floor plan, then we do a cardboard mock-up
and then the contractor finally builds a replica of the final design. For
example we typically do this for medical treatment area’s in a hospital. These mock-up can be very costly and time consuming. VR is far more cost effective, as least for the initial mock-ups.
Imagine sitting your
client down in your office, giving him a headset (or a pair of glasses) and
letting them explore the space in Virtual Reality! This is happening now, and
the technology is improving very fast.
I will be running another Improving Project Delivery session next Tuesday,
August 12th at 6:30pm in Kasian’s office located at 1500 West Georgia Street,
have two great presentations for you for this session including a presentation by Michael Horta explaining the Integrated Project Delivery
process and a second presentation by Shane Scranton from Burlington Vermont
(USA) demonstrating how Virtual Reality is having an impact on
the construction Industry.
BIM and IPD: What is Integrated
Architectural BIM Consultants
be presenting on Integrated Project Delivery. What is it, why did it come about
and how it is changing how we do work.
He will cover
different examples of IPD contracts, different cash incentives and multiple
ways we can profit from it as well as preparing your firm for IPD, the steps
you should follow to be able to produce work at an IPD level.
Architectural BIM Consultants, Michael focuses on assisting AEC firms evaluate
all aspects of their technology strategy, helping them in their conversion to
new BIM technology and increasing the firm’s overall return on their technology
Virtual Reality and the
creating software that sends SketchUp and Revit files directly into a virtual
reality (VR) environment, such as the Oculus Rift. This tool will offer a “one
click” interface - a feature that allows architects, designers, and
students to quickly view their 3D models in VR and iterate through the design
and review process with clients. The VR experience also gives viewers a
true sense of scale, clarifying the design for clients and offering an accurate
view of lighting and space. We are the first company in the AEC industry
to offer these features. Our presentation will include a brief overview of
IrisVR's growth as a startup, a discussion on the state of 3D visualization within
the AEC industry, and conclude with access to some of our architectural
walkthroughs in the Oculus Rift.
Shane is a
designer and 3D generalist with a love for the built environment. While working
with architects, engineers, builders, and artists, Shane has explored
different mediums for representing clients’ ideas. His passion lies in design
visualization, and he founded IrisVR to create an immersive 3D platform
for architecture & design.
“Improving the Process of Delivering Projects” series is designed to stimulate discussion on
improving the project delivery process. Sessions are designed for members of
the AEC industry who would like to see a more integrated approach to project
delivery. These sessions will provide you with tools and skills to enhance your
project delivery and collaborate with consultants, your client and the
goals of these sessions are to educate, communicate and cooperate.
sessions are not:
user group. These are a limited series of presentations directed towards
improving how we deliver projects in the design and construction industry.
on Revit. They are high level overviews of the processes for delivering
sales pitch. We’re not selling anything, promoting any products or any specific
company. We’re discussing how to improve project delivery.
Decision Makers. They’re for project managers, partners, associates,
architects, engineers and contractors. Decision makers who need information to
be able to make educated decisions and keep up with industry trends.
·Free… What more
can I say?
Please send me a message via comments to confirm your seat.