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[Reality Capture Network] is a podcast and video series hosted by Nexus 3D Consulting President and CEO Matthew Byrd, created as a way to share his passion for 3D technology, entrepreneurship, business, and more!

Every week we interview experts and leaders across multiple industry sectors, and cover topics such as business, 3D laser scanning, surveying, UAV/drones, point clouds, virtual reality, BIM, AI, computer hardware / software and the uses within every industry!

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[Reality Capture Network] is a podcast and video series hosted by Nexus 3D Consulting President and CEO Matthew Byrd, created as a way to share his passion for 3D technology, entrepreneurship, business, and more!

Every week we interview experts and leaders across multiple industry sectors, and cover topics such as business, 3D laser scanning, surveying, UAV/drones, point clouds, virtual reality, BIM, AI, computer hardware / software and the uses within every industry!

www.realitycapturenetwork.com
team@realitycapturenetwork.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rcnpodcast/support

    Episode 15: Jocelyn Correa of QK

    Episode 15: Jocelyn Correa of QK

    Welcome to Episode 15 of the [Reality Capture Network] Podcast!  In this episode we welcome Jocelyn Correa of QK.  

    Jocelyn has 15 years of surveying-related experience providing technical support for a variety of projects. Her professional background includes drafting and design of residential and commercial and land development projects, survey calculations and drafting, with a heavy emphasis on title research, legal descriptions, boundary determinations, and compliance with both State and local ordinances. In the last three years, Jocelyn has led the research and development effort to establish appropriate methodologies for UAS mission planning, control and processing to establish repeatable accuracy for aerial topographic surveys using low-altitude, high-resolution photogrammetry. Jocelyn also holds a FAA Remote Pilot certificate.   

    Question Guide for this Episode: 


    (0:37) Can you introduce yourself?
    (3:37) What is your focus? 
    (4:37) How are you introducing new technology to your team? 
    (19:26) How is your team currently using drones? 
    (25:14) What challenges do you face when using UAVs? 
    (27:10) How many people on your team can  turn the data into deliverable? 
    (30:00) Is QK looking at other uses for UAVs? 
    (31:17) What other reality capture technology are you using? 
    (39:58) Has reality capture technology benefited your company during COVID? 
    (41:53) Have you used aerial LiDAR and photogrammetry with your UAVs? 
    (42:44) What futuristic piece of technology or fix would you bring back to the present?  



    Extra Learnings: 


    (2:51) Geographic reach and services offered at QK
    (7:18) How the decline of new surveyors and the slow adoption of technology is impacting surveying 
    (12:50) The dangers of jumping too quickly into a new piece of technology 
    (46:00) Jocelyn encourages current surveyors to share their work in order to encourage new surveyors to the field


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    Episode 14: Lindsay Prichard-Fox of TiverBuilt, LLC

    Episode 14: Lindsay Prichard-Fox of TiverBuilt, LLC

    Welcome to Episode 14 of the [Reality Capture Network] Podcast! In this episode we welcome Lindsay Prichard-Fox of TivertBuilt LLC.


    Lindsay Prichard-Fox is the Founder and CEO of TiverBuilt, a digital design and construction company based in Rochester, N.Y. Lindsay is a committed speaker and advocate for digital design and construction technologies and processes and believes that the more people know about it and understand its benefits, the sooner it will be adopted as a standard part of the construction delivery process. Lindsay is a Regional Lead for the international organization Women in BIM, an active Corporate member of the National Association of Women in Construction, and serves on the Board of Directors for Daystar Kids, the only pediatric health enrichment center in New York State dedicated to providing therapeutic care to children with complex healthcare.



    Question Guide for this Episode:


    (0:24) Can you please introduce yourself to our audience?
    (1:46) How did you get into the industry?
    (4:24) What challenges did you face to start your own business?
    (24:18) What types of technology are you using in your company?
    (43:59) What challenges are you facing in the industry?
    (46:48) How do you see this technology progressing in the future?



    Extra Learnings:

    (4:30) How to gain construction field experience without working on a construction crew (hint: digital)
    (7:28) The benefits of adding laser scanning data to existing residential drawings
    (10:45) Similarities and differences between commercial and residential construction
    (16:41) What is the most drastic benefit of utilizing laser scanning technology in the construction industry?
    (28:09) Pros and cons of buying hardware or software from a third party seller
    (40:28) Multi-use cases for laser scanning
    (53:29) Advice for anyone considering entering this industry


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    Episode 13: Shannon Conaway of Conaway Geomatics

    Episode 13: Shannon Conaway of Conaway Geomatics

    Welcome to Episode 13 of the [Reality Capture Network] Podcast! In this episode we welcome Shannon Conaway of Conaway Geomatics.

    Shannon brings over 25 years of progressive experience in managing large infrastructure survey, mapping and GIS projects throughout California. Shannon started his survey experience in the California Army National Guard in 1986 as a field artillery surveyor. In 1996, he earned aBachelor of Science degree in Surveying Engineering from California State University of Fresno and has been licensed as a Professional Land Surveyor in California since 1999. Shannon’s clients have included public utilities, water utilities, transportation agencies, state and federal government, local municipalities, oil and gas companies and private development. Through his years of experience, he has performed survey work including field collection, office processing, cradle to grave project management and served as Survey Program Manager of Southern California’s largest natural gas project.

    Question Guide for this Episode:



    (0:58) Can you share your background with us?
    (19:02) What services does your business focus on?
    (22:00) What are some of the new technologies that your team is using?
    (33:29) What applications do you see for laser scanning in surveying?
    (35:30) What challenges are you facing in using the technology?
    (41:45) What piece of technology or fix would you bring back from the future?



    Extra Learnings:



    (9:30) Using new technology to attract the new generation of surveyors
    (25:40) Technology will never replace good practices and workers
    (26:36) How new technology is drastically improving safety measures for surveyors
    (44:35) Shannon’s thoughts on fostering an engaged team first and then focusing on clients
    (46:50) How COVID has impacted Shannon’s business
    (52:34) The power of collaboration within the same industry


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    Episode 12: Jeff Miller of Atkins North America

    Episode 12: Jeff Miller of Atkins North America

    Welcome to Episode 12 of the [Reality Capture Network] Podcast! In this episode we welcome Jeff Miller of Atkins North America.

    Jeff has over 29 years of Land Surveying experience working on projects all across the United States. He is a Professional Land Surveyor, licensed in Nevada. Jeff also has his Nevada Water Rights License and is a licensed FAA Drone Pilot. He currently works for Atkins North America as a Project Director, providing marketing and business development throughout the western United States. In his career, Jeff has provided surveys of all facets, including ALTA surveys, boundary surveys, topographic surveys and construction staking. Starting in 2015 he served on the board for the Nevada Association of Land Surveyors, Southern Chapter. In 2017 he was the President-Elect and in 2018 he served as the President of the Association.

    Question Guide for this Episode:


    (0:25) Can you share your background with us? 
    (16:05) What current projects are you working on? 
    (17:57) Are you actively searching out new technology for Atkins? 
    (22:49) Does your team focus on work for a certain industry? 
    (24:48) How has COVID impacted your team and business?  



    Extra Learnings: 


    (2:08) The project that brought Matt and Jeff together 
    (4:30) Knowing how to use both new technology tools and how to create backend data 
    (9:00) The disconnect between those who are selling technology and those who are actually doing the work 
    (32:10) The difficulty of finding qualified land surveyors 
    (40:48) Collaboration among reality capture industries 
     (48:13) Finding a job that excites you and doesn’t feel like work


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    • 59 min
    Episode 11: Christie Bruno of One Nine Architecture

    Episode 11: Christie Bruno of One Nine Architecture

    Welcome to Episode 11 of the [Reality Capture Network] Podcast! In this episode we welcome Christi Bruno of One Nine Architecture.

    Christie has worked in the architecture and design world for 10 years. She earned her BFA in interior architecture from CSU-Long Beach. After working in the corporate world for eight years, she decided to create her own firm, One Nine Architecture in 2018. She also founded the non-profit One Nine for Humanity, which focuses on building homes, structural and design improvements, counseling & mentoring programs or providing supplies in communities in need.

    Question Guide for this Episode:

    (0:34) Can you share a little bit of your background with us?
    (5:55) What is the geographic focus of your non-profit, One Nine for Humanity?
    (8:15) Where is your business located?
    (8:55) What is the geographic focus of your architecture firm?
    (10:22) How does your firm utilize reality capture technology?
    (11:42) Are you working on ground up projects or renovations?
    (13:08) What does your process look like when beginning a renovation?
    (16:32) Has your firm utilized laser scanning on any projects?
    (19:50) How are you utilizing panoramic images at sites?
    (20:36) Are you working in Revit or CAD?
    (22:22) Has your firm used virtual reality on any projects?
    (25:00) What is the meaning behind your company name?
    (26:28) What hurdles did you overcome to start One Nine?
    (29:34) How have you been impacted by COVID-19?

    Extra Learnings:

    (17:32) Matt shares a little bit about the history of Nexus 3D and how it helps fill in the gaps of missing building documentation
    (23:20) The types of technology that One Nine uses in the field
    (31:24) The current status of One Nine’s capacity to take on more clients


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    Episode 10: Eugene Liscio of ai2-3D

    Episode 10: Eugene Liscio of ai2-3D

    Welcome to Episode 10 of the [Reality Capture Network] Podcast! In this episode we welcome Eugene Liscio of ai2-3D.

    Eugene Liscio is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, Canada and is the owner of ai2-3D, a consulting company that specializes in 3D forensic documentation, analysis and visualizations of crime scenes. Eugene has testified in court in both US and Canada, utilizing 3D technologies such as photogrammetry and laser scanning, and has also provided interactive 3D crime scene reconstructions at trial.

    Eugene is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, where he teaches a 3D Forensic Reconstruction and Mapping course as part of the Forensic Sciences Program. He is actively engaged in research and mentoring students focusing on 3D documentation and analysis techniques in forensics.

    Question Guide for this Episode:

    (0:40) How did you get into the 3D forensics industry?
    (5:15) Can you walk us through some of the different technologies used in forensics?f
    (7:52) Do you have a specific hardware you’re focused on using at the moment?
    (9:15) Is there a certain type of project that is your expertise?
    (10:30) Does your team handle the entire modeling process?
    (12:44) What are some challenges or opportunities for improvement that you see in the reality capture industry?
    (15:55) Do you use any mobile scanners in forensics?
    (19:45) Have you tried any new technologies in the VR/AR realm?
    (22:10) Have you seen VR used in court rooms to allow jurors to virtually walk through crime scenes?
    (30:58) What are some of the actual use cases of reality capture technology in forensics?

    Extra Learnings:

    (24:00)  Mixing crime scene data and analysis in VR to interact and see results of analysis in the context of a crime scene
    (27:15) Using 3D data as part of a criminal investigation
    (28:30) The types of training and expertise to pursue before jumping into reality capture technology
    (50:30) Eugene’s advice to those getting into forensics


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    • 58 min

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