Laser scanners, long used in plant design, are now being adopted by the structural steel industry. Will this mean better integration of the design office, fabrication shop, and construction site? In this roundtable discussion, we’ll explore ways to use laser scanners in your Advance Steel and Revit workflows. Whether you’re using laser scanners as an as-built tool, an analysis tool, or to generate fully intelligent 3D models, by sharing collective experiences, we can explore the full potential of converting dots to data.
- Learn how others are using laser-scan technology to create 3D models using Advance Steel and Revit
- Learn how others are using scanned data and 3D models for analysis and reporting
- Discover ways that the data could be used for other applications, such as construction progress and monitoring
- Discuss where the industry would like to see the scan-to-BIM technology go in the future
Ian currently serves as a Technical Specialist on Structural BIM at Autodesk. As part of his current role, he provides demonstrations, training and industry liaison. He started in the construction industry as a Draftsman, Layout Engineer and Site Manager for a large General Contractor in Scotland working commercial developments, industrial plants and bridges. Subsequently, he focused towards the steel industry gaining experience as a Project Manager for a fabrication shop, before moving into the early BIM era creating structural models of major retail developments for the largest fabricator in the country. After coming to the USA he has become more involved in construction software, leading a Technical Support Team and then as a Product Manager. Ian is an entertaining and renowned speaker in the community. He delivers thought leadership talks and technical demonstrations regularly to prominent industry groups. Ian also hosts the popular ‘BIMing With Confidence’ blog site.