Learn from an engineer's perspective how 3DR-a drone technology company-leveraged the Forge API and more to build Site Scan, the leading drone data platform for construction and engineering professionals.<br /><br /> <br /><br />Nick Speal, a software engineer at 3DR, will explain the technology behind Site Scan, discuss the challenges and opportunities in creating software for AEC, and show how the new BIM 360 Forge APIs are helping 3DR customers keep data in sync across their team. For those who are looking to bring new technologies on-site and take advantage of reality capture data, this will be an insightful session on how drones came to take the industry by storm-and where they're going next.
- Understand how aerial images are transformed into orthomosaics, meshes, and models using the Reality Capture API
- Understand how deviations between as-built and as-planned are analyzed using the Design Automation API
- Understand how deviations and rework requests are automatically communicated using the BIM 360 API
- Understand how to share site progress in 3D using the LMV API
Nick Speal joined 3D Robotics as an engineering project manager after graduating with his degree in robotics from McGill University. Under his project management leadership, 3DR shipped Solo, the first consumer drone to be sold through major retail outlets, to tens of thousands of happy customers. After spending two years wrangling engineers, he decided to become one himself and is currently serving as a software engineer on the frontend web team where he is continuously building delightful features for Site Scan customers.
As Director, Andy is responsible for strategic planning and implementation of VDC technology. Andy’s tenure at PARIC has focused on developing a forward-looking technology plan that integrates cloud-based design and field tools with processes that enable PARIC’s extended project teams to be more collaborative and efficient. With an architectural background, Andy has utilized technology to create building design solutions and compelling presentations. The convergence of AEC technology and a variety of industry experience has enabled Andy to lead an active VDC team with a focus on design and field innovation. Andy and his team work with various technology providers to influence the development of new tools and processes, and this interaction enables their support of PARIC’s core business units. Their use of reality-capture and field layout technology enables better coordinated projects, and highly accurate control for the installation of MEP systems and structural prefab components. The use of integrated technologies has further enabled PARIC field teams to focus on ‘building’ with significant reductions in design related issues.