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Sweet Science Series – Actionable Insight With Scanners and Drones

April 4, 6:00-7:30 pm

Refreshments at 5:30

NEW LOCATION! The Tech Garden, 235 Harrison St, Syracuse, NY 13202

Several “reality capture” methods including 360 photos, drones, and 3D laser scanning that have emerged in recent years are changing the way that design teams are approaching a variety of building and site projects. These tools provide some allure to attract clients, but how often do these technologies result in quick, actionable insights? We have found that these emerging tools can be used to provide new perspectives on building and site conditions and have proven to be effective ways to save time and energy. Some examples include facade analysis, floor analysis, and thermal scanning. In addition, virtual reality (VR) can be used in combination with reality capture to precisely compare design intent to as built conditions. This validation process is developing quickly and offering more actionable insight into projects as well as a rapid return on investment. In this session, we will take a look at several projects highlighting these technologies that assist in improving quality, mitigating risk, and building confidence within our project teams. The perception is that these technologies are difficult and expensive to implement into your workflows. We hope to offer some keen insight on how you can leverage many of these tools within days with your own projects teams at a low cost. We’ll also explore some additional uses such as augmented reality that can take your projects to the next level.

People interested in learning more about applying drone insights are invited to attend the free Sweet Science Series presentation on Thursday, April 4th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Tech Garden, 235 Harrison St, Syracuse, NY 13202. Note, this is a new location! Admission is free and open to the public. Light snacks will be served at 5:30pm. Walk-ins are welcome, but we ask that people RSVP to sweet.science@tacny.org by April 2, 2019.

Presenter Information

Greg A.M. Hale, PE, is CTO & Disruptor with Hale Technology in Practice – Greg has been disrupting the AECO industry for the last 19 years with a background in construction management, structural engineering, BIM management and technology consulting. Hale Technology in Practice (Hale TiP) was founded in 2014 and now manages seven technology professionals. He specializes in Autodesk Revit and Navisworks, laser scanning, photogrammetry and mobile technology and provides training, strategic planning, 3D building documentation services and best practice solutions. Greg has spoken at many professional events including Autodesk University, SPAR Point International and New York State Geocon. During the school year he is an adjunct professor, teaching Revit and Design Technology to students at Rochester Institute of Technology. In addition, Greg is founder of the Western New York AEC Technology Group and supports BIM user groups across western New York. He earned a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Nevada – Reno.

About Sweet Science Series

TACNY John Edson Sweet Lectures, a program founded in 1913, is now called the Sweet Science Series and features discussions about topics in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an informal atmosphere for adults of all levels of technical understanding. A minimum of six free and open to the public presentations are held each year.

About TACNY

Founded in 1903 as the Technology Club of Syracuse, the nonprofit Technology Alliance of Central New York’s mission is to facilitate community awareness, appreciation, and education of technology; and to collaborate with like-minded organizations across Central New York. For more information, see www.tacny.org

Sweet Science Series – Environmental Data: New Mediums For Visualization

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.; Refreshments at 5:30 p.m.

Milton J Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology – Syracuse, NY


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As a consequence of inexpensive sensors, ubiquitous tracking devices, and abundant digital storage, the cities and buildings we live in have never been more monitored or recorded. Various government entities and private interests have created a tremendous database of recorded energy use, climactic conditions, and even social interaction. Despite the data’s availability, it remains comprehensively inaccessible. How can new emerging mixed reality (MR) technologies- including digital projection, virtual reality (VR), and augmented reality (AR) – relate data back to its physical and spatial conditions and transform data into engaging information? This presentation will describe a range of projects that model quantified data within buildings and cities as immersive or interactive environments. The presentation will include a VR demonstration and conclude with speculation on how this process might be used in the future to inform healthy, intelligent and resilient built environments.

People interested in learning more about data visualization are invited to attend the free Sweet Science Series presentation on Thursday, November 8th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Space Gallery meeting room at the Museum of Science & Technology in Syracuse’s Armory Square. Admission is free and open to the public. Light snacks will be served at 5:30pm. Walk-ins are welcome, but we ask that people RSVP by clicking here by November 6th, 2018.

Presenter

Amber Bartosh is a LEED-accredited architect and interior designer who has designed and managed award-winning projects in the United States, China, Kuwait, and the U.A.E. She received her B.A. in Art and Architecture from Rice University and her M.Arch from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). Amber is currently an Assistant Professor at Syracuse University School of Architecture, a Syracuse Center of Excellence Faculty Fellow, and co-director of the Interactive Design and Visualization Lab (IDVL).

Her work focuses on the sustainability and resilience of emergent materials and tools for architectural application through physical prototyping, advanced visualization technologies, and hybrid reality simulations.

TACNY John Edson Sweet Lecture Series

TACNY John Edson Sweet Lectures, a program founded in 1913, is now called the Sweet Science Series and features discussions about topics in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an informal atmosphere for adults of all levels of technical understanding. A minimum of six free and open to the public presentations are held each year.

About The MOST

The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MOST) is a hands-on science and technology museum for all ages. The MOST hosts numerous STEM education programs and community outreach events annually and is home to 35,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, Silverman Planetarium, and Bristol IMAX┬« Omnitheater – the only domed IMAX theater in New York State. The MOST’s vision is to be a preeminent science and technology center, inspiring all generations through hands-on education and entertainment.

Technology Alliance of Central New York

Founded in 1903 as the Technology Club of Syracuse, the nonprofit Technology Alliance of Central New York’s mission is to facilitate community awareness, appreciation, and education of technology; and to collaborate with like-minded organizations across Central New York.

For more information about TACNY, visit www.tacny.org.