Laser scanning has enabled new applications for geospatial data as well as replacing traditional survey techniques. For property managers moving to BIM laser scanning can create as-built digital models of their facilities, while contractors and surveyors have a tool that can rapidly capture a database of 3D geo-referenced information. But will it make survey sexier and are we doing it right?
Session Programme: 14:00 - 16:00
14:00 - 14:05 Tue 22 Auditorium
Matt McCarter, BIM Manager, Costain Group
Currently BIM Manager at Costain, working as Project Information Manager on High Speed 2 Area South, enabling works contract for CSjv. Matt has an extensive background as a surveyor and as a CAD technician working with point cloud data in survey companies and client organisations and has been involved in laser scanning since 1999.
14:05 - 14:35 Tue 22 Auditorium
Laser scanning – an essential part of the digital construction tool kit
Mark Taylor, Digital Construction Manager, BAM Construction
BAM Construct UK are seeing benefits and rewards of multiple digital construction tools and processes to enable better ways of working. Record keeping/Data capture is a key requirement in construction projects which includes the use of laser scanning as an essential part of a digital toolbox. As a main contractor that is designing, constructing and operating buildings we use laser scanning to support various innovative processes as well as for traditional Scan to BIM activities. In this session we will discuss the different data capture hardware we use, as well as the software to support the business and key decision making in areas such as H&S, verification, quality assurance and maintenance.
Mark is the program manager for BAM Construct UK’s Digital Construction strategy and is responsible for adoption planning, Information Management (BIM) procedures and the deployment of new technologies/construction tools.
Mark graduated from Bradford College in 1998 with an ONC in Civil Engineering and went onto study an HND at Leeds Metropolitan University in Civil and Structural Engineering. He began his professional career as a structural engineering technician at Arcadis and has since worked for URS, WYG Group and Buro Happold before joining BAM Construct in 2011.
14:35 - 15:05 Tue 22 Auditorium
Survey to BIM – is it BIM or 3D representation, are we doing it right?
Enzo Labrosciano, Head of BIM, Murphy Surveys
Where does traditional surveying and laser scanning fit into the BIM process?
With no clear consensus given by our industry, and LOD dictated rather than lead driven, the ease of access to open data and accuracy improvements, has surveying missed its chance to impact change. What are expectations of LOD’s, should there be a standard in Surveys or is it up to the client to ask for what they need. Is it the case that this is client dictated or should Surveyors take responsibility for LOI, and what would that include.
Where does open source data and changes in technology, such as through photogrammetry on mobile devices and ‘drones’, leave the survey industry? Or, has the construction industry simply moved on and left surveying behind? We will be reviewing the implications of using of this data, and what role the surveyor plays in this.
Enzo Labrosciano is Head of BIM at Murphy Surveys and is responsible for spearheading the company’s BIM processes, advising clients on best practice, implementing innovative workflows and developing one of the largest in-house BIM teams in the UK, with over 100 high quality as-built BIM models produced in the last year alone. Enzo has extensive experience and knowledge on BIM having worked across a vast number of varied survey to BIM projects in multiple sectors from heritage to retail, nuclear to transport infrastructure.
As an active member of the Survey4BIM group, Enzo has played an instrumental role in the development and execution of BIM in the UK construction Industry. Prior to joining Murphy Surveys, Enzo gained over 10 years’ experience in AEC fields developing BIM workflows from site to screen, and has worked with many companies across the UK advising and implementing BIM, content creation and as-built models.
15:05 - 15:35 Tue 22 Auditorium
Emerging technologies, making survey sexier
Martin McDonnell, Chairman and Founder, Soluis Group and Sublime
Martin will discuss how pioneering immersive digital realities will transform the world of work, by offering data driven experiences to create a more efficient, safe and enhanced work environment. He will showcase how using the latest technology, Sublime is reshaping how we deliver and maintain built assets, and helping the industry place digital information into the real world in the right context supporting and augmenting the decision-making process.
Since 2000 Martin has built a group of successful businesses that deliver best in class 3D visualisation and interactive digital presentation. His vision to connect the latest digital technology platforms to the needs of different market sectors has led his businesses to be amongst the earliest innovators in bringing the benefits of augmented and virtual reality to the industries including design, construction, manufacturing and healthcare. Martin is now pioneering, and a recognised thought leader, in the development of shared immersive solutions for business and advanced AR assisted tools that will transform the world of work.
15:35 - 16:00 Tue 22 Auditorium
Panel Discussion and Q&A
The chairman will put various questions to the panel following their presentations and will also welcome input from the show floor to get the heart of the matters at hand.