Projects are generating ever-increasing amounts of photo and video documentation. From mobile phones to wearable cameras to drones, the number of devices that can generate visual information is skyrocketing. Unfortunately, storing and organizing this content is not a simple task, nor is linking it to the actual assets. The files are numerous, large, and often do not have the required information associated to help categorize them. This case study of a live project will present a new approach that complements the visual organization capabilities of Revit software (and beyond) with a new product—Smartvid.io—to help store, organize, and tag the video and photo content captured on-site. We will discuss the concept of video-based reality capture within the context of construction, handover, and operations deliverables. This session features Revit, BIM 360 Field, and Building Ops. AIA Approved
- Learn how to create more-valuable Revit models via connections with photo and video field documentation
- Comprehend the basics of machine learning for speech and vision
- Discover the benefits of moving beyond “folders” to using “tags” to organize content
- Discover how videos and photos can be used for reality capture without special equipment or scanners
Josh Kanner is Founder & CEO of Smartvid.io, a cloud platform for the intelligent management, collaboration and analytics of industrial video and photos. Most recently he was co-founder of Vela Systems, a pioneer in the use of web and tablet workflows for construction and capital projects. There he led the company’s product, marketing and business development functions. Vela Systems grew from bootstrapped beginnings to include over 50% of the ENR Top Contractors as customers and deployments all over the globe. The company was successfully acquired by Autodesk in 2012 and has been rebranded as BIM 360 Field. Prior to founding Vela Systems, Josh was responsible for product management and strategy at Emptoris (now part of IBM), a web-based strategic sourcing software company with customers including Motorola, GlaxoSmithKline, Bank of America, and American Express. Kanner graduated from Brown University and earned an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He still gets excited to put on a hard hat and walk a job.
Outside of DPR Construction, Nathan Wood is a published author and shares his experience through conference presentations at Autodesk University, Associated General Contractors (AGC) BIM Forum, Canada BIM Forum, and ThinkBIM U.K., along with international webinars with technology partners such as Tekla Corporation and Bluebeam Software, Inc.
Allen Angle is BRG's VDC-FM Integration Manager, working for both architectural and construction companies in the past he is intimately familiar with the architecture, engineering, and construction industry. As integration manager he is responsible for oversight and management of programs, tools, and processes for construction project management, construction and real estate (CRE), facilities management, and lifecycle management. Allen focuses on full-building construction and renovation processes using the VDC workflow and Building Information Modeling (BIM)—from conceptual design through client handover and into lifecycle management. He acts as a liaison between architects, engineers, and contractors for BRG's clients during the design and construction process, paying close attention to the BIM and FM data generated by each party and the ways in which the CRE and FM Teams will use this data post construction.