SPAR 2004: Best Practices for Capturing and Managing Existing-Conditions Data
May 19-20, Houston Omni Westside, Houston, Texas
SPAR 2004 was the first industry event focused exclusively on using the newest laser scanning and related technologies to drive down project rework cost, compress schedules, and reduce project execution risk for process manufacturing, civil infrastructure, transportation, offshore construction and architectural capital projects.
Laser scanning of existing conditions hasn’t been perfected yet – there are lots of ways to go wrong, and horror stories about botched jobs abound. That said, some savvy owner and contractor organizations have honed work processes that let them get high efficiency from the large and somewhat unwieldy data sets produced by laser scanners.
Spar Point Research spent six months documenting case after case of successful implementations. SPAR 2004 provided a forum for industry leaders, both practitioners and suppliers, to share this experience and to help improve awareness and understanding of how project managers, asset managers, surveyors and engineering discipline leaders from civil engineering firms, process manufacturing plants, industrial manufacturing plants, offshore construction and infrastructure, and defense and security organizations can develop their own processes to profit from these advances.
What Is Laser Scanning and How Does It Work?
Tom Greaves, Senior Analyst & Managing Partner, Spar Point Research LLC
Introduction and Industry Review
Bruce Jenkins, Senior Analyst & Managing Partner, Spar Point Research LLC
Keynote: Quantifying the Business Impact on EPC Project Work
Ross Porter, Manager – Emerging Technologies, Operational Excellence, KBR
Keynote: Case Study – Manufacturing Facility and Production Line Capture at General Motors
William Campbell, Senior Manufacturing Project Leader, Competitive Operations Engineering, General Motors Corporation, & Michael Ryan, Vice President, Ghafari ESG, LLC
Sponsor Keynotes: Hardware and Software
Mark Klusza, CEO, BitWyse Solutions, Inc.
Dr. Bernd-Dietmar Becker, CEO, iQvolution AG
Brent Gelhar, Director, Laser Imaging Division, Optech Incorporated
Ted Knaak, President, Riegl USA, Inc. (Part 1 of 3)
Ted Knaak, President, Riegl USA, Inc. (Part 2 of 3)
Ted Knaak, President, Riegl USA, Inc. (Part 3 of 3)
Tristan Grimbert, Division Vice President, 3D Scanning Solutions, Trimble
Shaun Lamont, Chief Technical Officer, Visi Image, Inc.
Andrew Bailey, Sales & Marketing Director, Z+F
Sponsor Keynotes: Design Systems Integration
John Sanins, Head of Product - VANTAGE Design Systems, AVEVA Group plc Keith Denton, Executive Manager, Business Development, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine
Keynote: Case Study – Project Pegasus, Texas DOT
Brad Adams, Senior Vice President, Bohannan Huston, Inc.
Five Things Every Project Manager Should Know about Laser Scanning – beyond Does it work? and How much does it cost?
Eric Hoffman, CEO, Quantapoint, Inc.
Keith Medley, General Manager, HICAD America LLC
Tim Rennie, President, PDAC, Inc.
Keynote: Case Study – Civil Infrastructure Project
Mike Frecks, President, 3DS2, Inc. (Part 1 of 4)
Mike Frecks, President, 3DS2, Inc. (Part 2 of 4)
Mike Frecks, President, 3DS2, Inc. (Part 3 of 4)
Mike Frecks, President, 3DS2, Inc. (Part 4 of 4)
Work Process Issues
Derrel Shaffer, As-Built Services Group Manager, BE&K
Managing Large Point Clouds
Graham Dalton, Technical Director, Laser Group, Z+F
Keynote: Laser Scanning – Impact on Construction
Joseph Barra, Partner, Gadsby Hannah LLP
Case Study: Golf Course Preservation and Replication
Scott Pool, President, 3D Technologies
Keynote: Case Study – San Diego International Airport Project
Kevin Stacy, Group Manager, Survey/GPS Services, Woolpert, LLP
Keynote: Case Study – Talisman BS-A Manifold Extension
Ron Bouman, Technical Director, Plant Design Engineers Sdn Bhd
Multi-Sensor Integration – Merging Terrestrial Laser Scanning, Airborne Lidar, Digital Photography and Other Sensor Data
Albert Iavarone, Product Manager, Laser Imaging Division, Optech Incorporated
National LADAR Performance Evaluation Facility
Dr. Kamel S. Saidi, Research Engineer, Construction Metrology & Automation Group, National Institute of Standards & Technology
Keynote: Case Study – Shuttle Columbia Digital Reconstruction Project
- Dan Clark, Technical Designer, Design Visualization, Florida Space Shuttle Operations, The Boeing Company