“Scanning Realities” is the new podcast series that provides laser-focused insight into the current geospatial landscape and beyond, exploring industry challenges, market changes, and future trends. If you’ve ever wondered where reality capture technology is taking the world of verification, we discuss the BIM possible.
On Episode 2, of the “Scanning Realities” podcast we discuss the challenges AEC professionals face when conducting verification, looking at the current roadblocks to achieving it and how new tools and technologies are disrupting traditional approaches.
Hosted by Michael Dutch, Customer Success Team Lead at NavVis with a background in Geoscience and many years in both the AEC and Oil and Gas sectors, this episode features industry-leading insight from two exceptional guests: Stuart Maggs, co-founder of NASKA.ai and Dr. Andreas Wagner, Managing Director at Angermeier.
A glimpse into the discussion
“Validation is understanding the comparison between reality and what was planned within a time period that makes sense for your project,” explains Stuart Maggs. “Doing so means you’re able to make better decisions and de-risk the project’s delivery.”
“Imagine you’re building a huge, complex structure. You have millions of individual elements that are being installed in time and space – it becomes very complicated. How do you actually validate what has been installed versus what you planned?”
In most cases, the hard truth is you don’t.
“It’s quite likely that only 5-10% of the work is actually being validated against the plan,” says Stuart. “That’s kind of insane. You want to understand what’s been built and what hasn’t. Otherwise, if you can’t measure it, how do you manage it?”
This is the exact challenge AEC professionals are looking to address.
As Dr. Andreas Wagner explains, “Technology has not only enabled us to capture more data than ever before but also from places where previously it would’ve been incredibly difficult to access. But collecting this data is only part of the problem, the other is how you reliably compare all the variety of documents that have been generated.”
“There are some good cloud solutions, but many are still limited by a number of problems. Sometimes people are wary about sharing data on a cloud platform, while for others, the problem is that platforms can only handle classic PDF files or similar formats. So, there’s still a lot of projects which are completed through very low data exchange, such as PDF or single drawings.”
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