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Sustainable Design Utilizing Reality Capture

This presentation will focus on sustainable design utilizing Reality Capture. It will go through the foundation of reality capture topics, including premobilization, mobilization, field work, registration processing, delivery of point cloud data, and “Scan-to-BIM Modeling”. It will share lessons learned from planning and scoping projects as large as a four million (4+ M) square foot laser scan project to as small as a one-hour mechanical room scan, and everything in between.

Reality capture includes laser scanning, among other forms of measurement, for as-built documentation. Common tools and equipment used for reality capture include, but are not limited to, laser scanners, robotic total stations, along with tablets, and point layout tools.

The session will introduce the BIMForum Reality Capture and Simulation Specification. The specification was developed by The BIMForum to serve as a reference and guide that enables professionals in the Architectural, Engineering, Construction, Owner, and Facility Management (AECO-FM) Industry to specify how to use reality capture to represent and document existing conditions.

This presentation will also include a discussion of two other fundamental BIMForum documents. These are the BIM Execution Planning Guide and the LOD Specification.


Will Ikerd PE
IKERD Consulting