Fireside Chat: Reality-based As-built for Monitoring Construction Sites & Existing Physical Assets

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Photogrammetry. Laser Scanning. Reality Capture... do these words make your head spin? Or maybe they excite you? Either way, we have you covered.

Join Steve Smith from Nemetschek and Mani Golparvar-Fard from Reconstruct at an educational fireside chat discussing reality capture, photogrammetry, and laser scanning and how it relates to Reconstruct and the recent capture of Nemetschek House.


Mani Golparvar-Fard

Mani Golparvar-Fard

Chief Technology Officer, Co-Founder of Reconstruct

Dr. Mani Golparvar is the CTO/Co-Founder of Reconstruct and Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology Entrepreneurship at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. is work in the area of computer vision, machine learning, and BIM has been the recipient of many awards including 2018 Walter Huber Research Prize from American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2017 National Top 20 Under 40 from ENR; 2016 Dan Halpin Award for Scholarship in Construction and 2013 James Croes Medal for innovation in Civil Engineering from ASCE; 2013 and 2010 CETI awards from FIATECH; and numerous best journal and conference paper awards.

Steve Smith

Steve Smith

Product Portfolio Director (Build & Construct Division), Nemetschek Group

Steve is a long-time construction technology enthusiast. His areas of focus are product management, construction hardware and software workflows, reality capture, business development, sales and marketing. He began his career in construction directly after high school as a laborer for a general contractor in New Hampshire, and has also had manager and executive roles at Leica Geosystems and Hilti. He holds a Bachelors Degree in German Studies from BYU and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He resides in the greater Atlanta, Georgia area, and currently works as the Product Portfolio Director for the Nemetschek Group.

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