ICYMI at Autodesk University 2017, The ConTechCrew sat down and talked construction drones and 3DR Site Scan BIM 360 Integration with Andy Leek of PARIC Corporation, Nico Bonnafoux of 3DR, and Sarah Hodges of Autodesk.
Part 1: Connected Workflows & The Future of Construction Drones
Part 2: 3DR Site Scan Demo & Drone Data Pro-Tips
ConTech Quotable Quotes:
"To think that we were going to be flying drones on a weekly basis on our projects, just a couple years ago seemed like a far off future idea. But for us, we fly drones every week. We have multiple pilots flying drones on multiple jobs."
- Andy Leek, paric corporation
"Our job is really to make drones “boring.” Drones shouldn’t be something cool and exciting that we’re watching [while they fly]. It should be something that’s just there, happening every day. We’re going to have automated quality controls, we’re going to have systems that can look at the reality data and compare that to your CAD files to spot mistakes, to spot safety issues, and report that immediately."
- nico bonnafoux, 3dr
"We want to be able to tell a story to our client about how we’re going to build their project and what it’s really going to look like in the context of their job site. [With drone integration] they start to see things that they would not normally see without that type of visualization. So they start to see things that we as builders might not be as focused on."
- andy leek, paric corporation
"We want to be a partner to, not just our customers, but to other software and hardware [companies] that are out there. And that’s really how we built our next generation BIM 360 platform. It’s extensible, it’s open, so we can work with people like 3DR and take data from BIM 360 Field, overlay that with their solutions, and provide [contractors] even more visibility into their current projects and safety issues that we would not be able to identify without the combination of drones and software."
- sarah hodges, autodesk