Saturday, August 19, 2017

Reality Capture for BIM Reshaping Industry Practices

From the AEC Magazine website:

Reality Capture for BIM reshaping industry practices 

May 25, 2017

An explosion is underway in the use of visual data collected and used in near-real-time for construction, as Randall S. Newton reports.

The contractor in charge of construction for Aris Market Square in Houston is using scan data
to monitor construction in near-real-time (Source: 3DR)

Aris Market Square is a midrise tower currently under construction in Houston, Texas, an upscale residential/ commercial building adjacent to a historic downtown park.

In a high-growth city like Houston, this could be just one more tower going up, but this particular project is breaking ground for its leading-edge use of visualisation technology for construction.

General contractor Urban Oaks Builders and subcontractor Austin Commercial are working with technology firms 3DR and Autodesk to automate construction management. Using 3DR’s SiteScan and a Sony R10C camera, the contractors used an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) – a drone – to take hundreds of photos of the building’s concrete structure, roof and exterior as it went up.

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