Virtual Design Analysis Group is a division of NVentum, LLC.

This unique collaborative endeavor; to utilize the latest reality capture technology to document the artifacts, buildings and campus of History San Jose, provides opportunities for private sector, non-profits and institutions of higher education to work together to solve some of today's most pressing engineering issues. The protocol for retrofitting as-built historic facilities and the use of new technologies to preserve our most prized historic treasures are vital to the continued success and expanded influence of our museums.
This blog will document the challenges and successes of this ambitious, one of a kind project.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Academic Leadership and the Evolution of Construction

"Digitally preserving cultural heritage sites through collecting, archiving and providing open access to data created by laser scanning, digital modeling and other state-of-the-art technologies."...CyArk Mission Statement

Printing Office at San Jose History Park
Photo Courtesy of History San Jose
Historic Documentation
Low Resolution Laser Scan of Print Office at SJ History Park
Laser Scan by Ken Hanna, NVentum, LLC
BIM Development
Laser Scan of Printing Office w/Photo Overlay
Laser Scan w/Texture Map by Ken Hanna, NVentum, LLC.
Facility Documentation
Laser Scan by Ken Hanna, NVentum, LLC.
(Low Resolution)

As-Built Construction Documentation
Low Resolution Scan of Printing Office
Ken Hanna, NVentum, LLC.
Academic Leaders in Modern Construction
"The Center for Advance Spatial Technologies (CAST) is dedicated to research and applications in geospatial analysis and modeling, enterprise spatial databases, remote sensing, digital photogrammetry and geospatial interoperability and has been selected as a Center of Excellence by Intergraph Corporation, Oracle Corporation, Trimble Navigation LTD., Sun Microsystems, Skyline Software, Definiens Imaging Software, PCI Geomatics, Safe Software, IONIC Software and eSpatial Systems."...Mission Statement for Center for Advance Spatial Technologies at University of Arkansas.

"The CIFE mission is to be the world's premier academic research center for Virtual Design and Construction of Architecture-Engineering-Construction (AEC) industry support exceptionally reliable engineering and management practices to plan, design, construct and operate sustainable facilities."...Mission statement for the Center for Integrated Facility Engineering- CIFE at Stanford University

"a digital representation of physical and functional charateristics. A BIM is a shared knowledge resources for information about a facility forming a reliable basis for decisions during its life-cycle; defined as existing from earliest conception to demolition."...Penn State University's Computer Integrated Construction Resource Program
Notable University BIM/VDC Programs
Texas A&M- BIM at UTexas
 Massachusetts Institute of Technology-  Feniosky Pena-Mora Research Group
Penn State University- Computer Integrated Construction Research Program

Notable BIM Certificate Programs
University of San Diego Extension Program

Evergreen Valley College BIM/VDC Program

CAD Masters, Inc.- AutoDesk Authorized Training Centers

Autodesk University Online

New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies

The Construction Institute- (University of Hartford, CT.)
Turner University- Turner Construction


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