Virtualised environments in infrastructure – NXT BLD London, June 2017


Faraz presents the latest developments in Reality Modelling and explores how these advancements are changing the way we virtualise the environment to drive greater efficiency and resilience in our infrastructure. He shows new hybrid technologies that allow firms to get the best from both laser scanning and photogrammetry (even with photos taken with an iPhone) and explains why he believes there is an unprecedented opportunity in the advancing intersection of autonomous unmanned vehicles, sensing technology and algorithms.

View the other NXT BLD presentations

■ Tom Greaves, DotProduct

Reality modelling with phones and tablets

■ Tim Geurtjens, MX3D

To print a steel bridge in Amsterdam

■ Mike Leach, Lenovo

Enhancing performance through the workflow

■ Martin McDonnel, Soluis / Sublime

VR, MR, real time viz and the Augmented Worker

■ Dan Harper, Cityscape

Virtual Reality (VR) beyond the hype

Paul Nichols, Skanska

Skanska’s virtual journey

■ Rob Charlton, Space Group

The positive impact of accelerating technologies

Arthur Mamou-Mani, Mamou-Mani

Constructing (and deconstructing) buildings with cable robots

■ Philippe Paré and Akshay Sethi, Gensler

Seeing is believing: using game-changing tools to discover the soul of design

■ Johan Hanegraaf, Mecanoo Architecten

Communicating the certainty of conceptual ideas through immersive means



NXT BLD is organised by AEC Magazine and brings next generation architecture, engineering and construction technologies to life in an exclusive conference and exhibition. These emerging technologies facilitate new ways of designing, enhancing the use of 3D models, applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) and offering new possibilities in digital fabrication and construction.

NXT BLD London took place on 28 June at The British Museum, London in association with Lenovo. The conference covered innovations in Virtual and Augmented Reality, design visualisation, digital fabrication and AI.


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