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Extending Reality - Applications for Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality in AEC
Digital transformation has brought a new approach to how the industry conducts business – and it is not something that businesses can ignore. In Architectural Engineering and Construction (AEC), extended reality (XR) technologies have led to the adoption of using virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) platforms to make the work come alive.

But are these innovative tools or overhyped toys? SAIT’s Cisco e-Learning Chair Award recipient William Thompson provides an objective view of what is the right technology for the right application. Thompson will review existing XR platforms, hardware and software with specific applications to AEC. His first-hand experience and research will help you become informed on how this may or may not be part of your business’ digital transformation.

William Thompson
William Thompson is an Instructor in the School of Construction at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). He graduated from SAIT’s Architectural Technologies program in 2004 – the same program in which he now instructs. Prior to returning to SAIT as an instructor in 2013, William worked in various technical capacities in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. In addition to being a full-time instructor at SAIT, William is also a part-time student at SAIT, working towards a Bachelor of Science in Construction Project Management.

A self-described “gadget geek”, William is a technology enthusiast who enjoys getting his hands on the latest tech and finding ways to incorporate it into his life and work. He is known among his faculty and students as a “paperless instructor” because of his extensive use of digital tools to eliminate where possible the need for paper and to improve information access and exchange.

William recently completed an applied research project where he explored the use of reality capture and extended reality technologies in the AEC industry.

Nov 27, 2019 12:00 PM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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