Reality capture is a process of capturing as-is conditions as images or point clouds using various means, including laser scanners, LIDAR (light detection and ranging) sensors, 360º cameras, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and more. All of these different modes spit out different output files that can then be converted to usable point cloud or vector data. Extracting construction intelligence from the point cloud or vector data and sharing it in a consumable format is the key for the success of any reality capture process. This class will detail laser scanning and UAV data-capture and intelligence-extraction workflows for different use cases, such as quality control/quality assurance, construction planning, site logistics, data-rich 3D modeling, intelligent as-builting, construction progress reporting, and so on.
- Understand current reality capture (UAV, laser scanning, and so on) workflows and methodologies
- Learn about different use cases for reality capture—QA/QC, data-rich modeling, construction planning and site logistics, and progress reporting
- Discover industry best practices for reality capture
- Discover the future of reality capture—industry expectations and trends
Chidambaram Somu (Chidam) is a Virtual Construction Manager for DPR Construction focuses on implementing innovative technologies for construction applications and new business development for the construction technology market. His areas of expertise include: Building Information modeling (BIM), BIM for FM, Reality Capture, data mapping and manipulation for construction/operations intelligence, 4D/5D modeling and model based production planning. His past projects include: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Arizona State University Center for Law and Society, Biomedical Partnership Building, Banner University Medical Center-Phoenix and multiple projects throughout the United States. He received his Master's from Texas A&M University specializing in Construction Management and Business Administration. He serves as a member for several industry advisory boards, is a guest lecturer with ASU and has contributed to several publications on construction technology.