AEC Next Article: “Drones Are Getting AEC Professionals to Ask the Right Questions About Reality Capture”

Tony Sabat, BIM / CAD Technical Specialist and one of several licensed drone pilots at SSOE, discusses the shift in reality capture as a result of drone / unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology in this AEC Next article—spoiler: reality capture is now easier than ever. Using this non-destructive technology to generate a 3D model can be a game changer, allowing you to turn assets into detailed, accurate deliverables. With the drone’s speed, mobility, and safety, it has become the most efficient method for capturing the existing conditions of many facilities and sites, with added benefits downstream.

Tony recently presented “How UAVs are Introducing Professionals to Point Clouds” at the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Annual Conference and International LiDAR Mapping Forum, a two-in-one conference for geospatial professionals. He specializes in reality capture and virtual reality workflows and is well versed in numerous drone applications. Tony joins SSOE’s Steve Halstead, BIM / CAD Technical Leader, in a video that illustrates the benefits of using drone reality capture on a 50-acre facility upgrade—watch it here.

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