Transform Your Capital Projects through Immersive Mixed Reality
Mixed reality is an innovative concept and tool that is transforming the way the architecture, engineering and construction industry is approaching capital projects. The emerging technologies that apply mixed reality combine 2D and 3D designs, pairing the digital world with real-world space. How exactly is this technology stimulating change?
Our panelists, Russ Tamblyn and Scott Aldridge, along with moderator Kevin Riley, discussed the use cases and the value behind the VDC process, mixed reality and the associated technologies supporting both.
Reshaping the Future of the AEC Industry
CDM Smith's director of VDC, Russ Tamblyn, kicked off the webinar with an introduction to the collaborative virtual design and construction (VDC) process and its beneficial elements. Russ introduces the processes and technologies that are reshaping our future, from advanced visualization techniques to technologies that help us capture and organize data.
Taking a deep dive into the innovative world of VDC, Russ discusses the capabilities and benefits of visual tools such as 3D coordination and clash detection, 4D simulation and the many downstream uses they have.
Russ transitioned his focus on other technologies and processes essential to the VDC process, including electronic document control, 3D laser scanning and utilizing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for data capture and site monitoring.
Want to learn more about VDC and the innovative technologies that make the process a reality?
- Learn how intelligent project delivery, like VDC and BIM, helps deliver high-quality solutions.
Mixed Reality Makes Invisible Data Visible
After Russ's excellent introduction to the VDC process and its key technologies, our innovation and disruptive technologies leader, Scott Aldridge, took over to introduce the concept of mixed reality and how it differs from virtual and augmented reality. Scott provided an informative overview of the different realities and the innovative technologies that serve them before diving into the world of immersive mixed reality and the Microsoft HoloLens, and how CDM Smith harnesses mixed reality to help clients design, build and operate infrastructure assets faster and more efficiently.
Still curious about mixed reality and the HoloLens? We've got you covered.
- Meet Scott Aldridge
- Get an exclusive look at mixed reality from Scott himself
See how the Blue Water Bridge Plaza leveraged VDC and mixed reality to create an updated version of the border crossing.
- See how CDM Smith defines innovation
Finally, we had Russ and Scott answer questions from our audience. Here are some of the questions that were asked and answered:
What software are you using to create the HoloLens model?
How can it be applied for asset management? And how is it incorporated into scheduling?
What are the tools and steps to implement this process inside an existing industrial facility that has no BIM to start with?
Could virtual/augmented/mixed reality replace some construction deliverables or at least change the level of detail required to convey information to the contractor?