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Conference Webinar Series: Reality Capture with Laser Scanning for Owners and Their Teams

December 22, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Conference Webinar Series: Reality Capture with Laser Scanning for Owners and Their Teams

Time & Location

December 22, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


About the Event

Reality Capture with Laser Scanning, Overview for Owners and Their Teams

Class Description

This presentation will address what owners and their teams need to understand about reality capture when requesting proposals from reality capture providers. It will go through the complete scope 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 other fundamental BIMForum documents. These include the BIM Execution Planning Guide and the LOD Specification.

Learning Objectives: 

How premobilization and field work conditions effect scoping reality capture

Registration and deliverables for Owners

Requesting and reviewing proposals for reality capture

Presented by

Mr. Will Ikerd, P.E. (TX)

Principal, IKERD Consulting, LLC

Chair, Reality Capture Taskforce

Mr. Will Ikerd, P.E. (TX) is principal at IKERD, a firm that specializes in consulting for attorneys, owners, architects, engineers, general contractors, and trade contractors. The firm focuses in the areas of engineering, Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) and Building Information Modeling (BIM). He serves as an expert consultant in design and construction litigation cases involving BIM and VDC processes. Mr. Ikerd is on the board of directors of the BIMForum and has served on Level Of Development (LOD) Specification since its inception. He is noted as the originally authored the LOD 350 definition in 2009 that as ratified in the 2013 specification. Additionally, he chairs the BIMForum BIM Execution Plans (BxP) taskforce and Reality Capture Taskforce. He has won the “Best Speaker” award twice from the International Structures Congress, Structural Engineering Magazine’s “Top 10 Leaders in Structural Engineering”, Glass Magazine’s, “Top 30 under 40”, and Building Design & Construction’s “Top 40 Under 40”. He graduated with his bachelor’s in civil engineering and masters in structural engineering in the mid-nineties from Washington University in St. Louis with a focus on 3D parametric modeling.




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