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Implementing Reality Capture in the Digital Building Lifecycle

with Salla Eckhardt

In Episode 6 of the RCN Podcast, Salla Pallos Eckhardt of Microsoft shares her perspective on the future of technology in construction and how reality capture is leveraging the intelligence cloud to bring physical data into the digital world.

Episode Timeline

01:27
Salla’s background
05:00
The digital building lifecycle Salla has developed that includes capturing data, transforming it into information, clustering it into intelligence, and applying it as knowledge to make educated decisions
08:20
Types of laser scanners used to capture data for the digital building lifecycle
09:50
Benefits of using a laser scanner to capture data
12:20
Some challenges with using reality capture technology
14:30
The opportunities for education about reality capture technology
17:00
Hiring reality capture service providers
18:45
The technologies Salla and her team at Microsoft are integrating into their projects
20:05
Salla’s futuristic hardware and software wishlist
25:55
The future of drone and robotic technology applications
31:30
How faster adaptation to reality capture and increased frequency of reality capture expands our understanding of the built environment phenomena and saves money
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The digital building lifecycle  is a new business model for the AECO industry that creates an overall framework to push the industry forward, enable profitable growth, and discover new products and services as the industry is digitizing. This method of data usage delivers built environments with increased performance at a lower cost:

  1. Data based investment decision and digital building lifecycle strategy
  2. Design strategy based schematic design
  3. BIM based detailed design
  4. Total cost analysis and total performance simulation
  5. Implementation documentation
  6. Off-site construction
  7. nD BIM
  8. BIM based supply chain management
  9. Digital twin
  10. Digital twin based TI, retrofit, renovation
  11. End of physical lifecycle and digital handover

By allowing the data to flow, the silos that have traditionally existed across industries and departments break down, beneficially impacting the work of architects, engineers, general contractors, manufacturers, and everyone else in the digital supply chain.

Listen to Episode 6 of the RCN Podcast to learn more about how Salla and her team at Microsoft foresee reality capture technology to disrupt the construction industry.

RCN Guest Salla Palos Eckhardt

Salla Pallos Eckhardt

Director of Digital Building Lifecycle and Innovation

RCN Guest Salla Palos Eckhardt

Salla Pallos Eckhardt

Director of Digital Building Lifecycle and Innovation

Microsoft

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Implementing Reality Capture in the Digital Building Lifecycle