Miami Marine Stadium was the first U.S. stadium constructed specifically for power-boat racing, and its use isn't the only thing unique about this structure. Its design consists of a dramatic, cantilevered, folded plate roof supported by 8 sloped, tapered columns. The facility has been condemned since 1992, but it's finally set to undergo a major rehabilitation. This class will share techniques used by Langan and VIATechnik to laser scan and model the entire structure. Matt Sipple from Langan will discuss his approach to capturing existing conditions with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and a terrestrial scanner, and Kyle Hudson from VIATechnik will share tips and workflows for modeling this complex geometry in Revit software. Reality capture and modeling strategies used on this project are applicable to all facilities with complex geometry or one-of-a-kind shapes and forms.
- Learn techniques for laser scanning (terrestrial and UAV) geometrically complex structures
- Learn best practices for gathering data using drones, and lessons learned when tying drone data to terrestrial data
- Learn techniques for using Revit to model unique existing structures from laser-scanned point clouds
- Learn how to use Revit more efficiently when modeling from point clouds
Kyle Hudson is the Project Director at VIATechnik, where he oversees a team of talented, forward-thinking BIM and VDC Managers and Specialists. He has led coordination for massive new facilities, managed the reality capture and modeling process for unique buildings, and worked with stakeholders to apply virtual reality, model-based fabrication, and simulations to projects in a meaningful way. Kyle's interested in achieving more ROI from current BIM practices by extending direct benefits to field crews, facility managers, and owners. Before jumping into the VDC world, Kyle was a structural engineer at two engineering consulting firms. Kyle has a BS in Civil Engineering and a MS in Structural Engineering from The University of Iowa.
Matt Sipple is a licensed land surveyor with more than 15 years of experience with a variety of surveying technologies.Matt has been laser scanning since 2008 and has seen an incredible growth of the industry over the past four to five years.