Industry Talk: Mixed reality applications for construction

8th Dec 2017 2:10pm-3:10pm
Presenter/Speaker: Peter Neil, Director of RedCrater Software Solutions, CEO of BIM Holoview
Location: G.1.15

The terms augmented and virtual reality are getting a lot of coverage in the technology media at the moment but mixed reality has the greatest business potential as it gives users the ability to see 3D digital projections in real space and in the context of user requirements.  Developers are already building applications that can digitally project designs into real spaces, display processing machine diagnostics, provide data visualisation tools, and use 3D exploded visualisation to support maintenance.  Our mixed reality development has focused on building an application for the Microsoft HoloLens that overlay 3D models over real buildings so that construction teams can how a building is to be built and where services are to be fitted.  This talk will cover what mixed reality is, development process, problems encountered with mixed reality development as well as an explanation and demo of our HoloLens application (BIM Holoview).

Peter Neil currently holds dual positions of Director of RedCrater Software Solutions, and CEO of BIM Holoview Limited.  Previous to this he held positions of Software Architect at Gallagher Groups, Solution Specialist at Unisys and Scientist at Dairying Research Corporation (now Dairy NZ).  He holds a master’s degree from Waikato University and lives locally in Tamahere. His team has produced New Zealand’s first commercial Microsoft Hololens application listed on the Microsoft Store and has users across Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand.  In New Zealand the most notable of which is Hawkins.

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