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Drones, Reality Capture, and BIM: A Construction Quality Control Workflow

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    How do you build 3,220-foot, sheer, concrete wall towers and then erect the building steel and know that it will align with all the steel attachment plates, or that all wall penetration sleeves were installed correctly? This class will illustrate a solution to this challenge by using point clouds created from traditional laser-scanning methods and drone photogrammetry. Using this data, along with ReCap software, Revit software, Dynamo, and Navisworks software, we will demonstrate a workflow used to confirm the installation of wall penetrations and steel embed plates before final steel fabrication and erection in order to insure minimal rework. This class will demonstrate the workflow process, from collecting and processing the point cloud data using a laser scanner and drone, to converting 2D subcontractor drawings into model objects with Dynamo, and, finally, to incorporation with the steel fabrication model using Navisworks for analysis and confirmation before steel erection.

    Key Learnings

    • Understand workflows using point clouds obtained from multiple sources
    • Recognize the potential of various solutions using multiple Autodesk software platforms
    • Understand the potential of drones and photogrammetry for point cloud creation