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Immersive Technology in the Built Environment is a conference that will look at the application of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality and Artificial Intelligence within the AEC community. A series of case studies, panel discussions and demonstrations to an audience of 100+ architects, developers and engineers on Friday 29th June at Sadler's Wells in London.
08.30 - Registration / coffee
09.00 - Keynote: Architecture’s journey through immersive technology
- Where is this technology taking us?
- Will immersive technology be a design influencer?
- The ultimate collaboration tool - unifying project teams & technology
- The opportunities of virtual site meetings
- Mobile platforms - seamless and easy methods that self-create presentation interfaces
09.20 - Panel discussion - Exploring and debating the barriers to rolling out immersive technology to your client
- Making the wow factor work for you, will it enable you to win more work?
- Open platforms - seamless ways in which to get a client more engaged
- How is rendering time and processing power being impacted?
Moderated by: James Morris-Manuel
Speakers: Nina Borgström, Director Digital Design & BIM, White; Kenn Clausen, Parametric Designer, 3XN; Teva Hesse, Director, C.F. Møller; and Martha Tsigkari, Partner, Applied Research + Development, Foster + Partners
10.00 - Augmented Reality Case Study - Fosters use state-of-the-art technological innovation to influence design decisions for New International Airport, Mexico City
- How to use virtual and augmented reality to understand the experience of a space, and how this affects design
- Simulation and optimisation, and the new interfaces developed to enhance design collaboration within the office
- The potential in improving how people collaborate through the design process
- Immediate feedback on the performance of an option, and its repercussions
Speakers: Martha Tsigkari, Partner, Applied Research + Development, Foster + Partners
10.30 - Networking break, morning refreshments and demo opportunity
11.15 - Case Study: C.F. Møller use VR to simulate dementia to design healthcare facilities
- Is this the first real example of a design influencer?
- Healing architecture through design and technology
- The health benefits of design in improving patient recovery and outcome through innovation technology
- Showing the current status of implementation - not "what is possible”, but “what is in practice”
Speakers: Rolf Nielsen, Partner, C.F. Møller
11.45 - Case study: Simulating human behaviour, 3XN architects
- 3XN architects and their innovation company GXN evolve and develop new tools and technologies to stay at the forefront of human-centered architecture and design
- The lecture will take you behind the scenes and show how immersive technologies were used in the design and development of the Olympic House in Switzerland and the Sydney Fish Market in Australia
Speakers: Kenn Clausen, Parametric Designer, 3XN
12.30 - Rapid fire in technology: What’s on the horizon? 5 x 5 minute presentations
- Seamless workflow
- Future vision headsets
- Acoustics - just add sound
- Integrating VR with BIM
- Mastering techniques - training
13.00 - Networking Lunch and demo opportunity
14.15 - Case study: Smart Cities are co-created with smart people and technology that gives meaning, White Arkitekter
- Working in a government group, White is describing and evolving the Swedish smart city, based on their values
- Ecco canopy, part of a sustainable smart urban plan in Linköping, Sweden and Canada
Speakers: Nina Borgström, Director Digital Design & BIM, White
14.45 - Case study: HOK – Designing for an AR/ VR Future
- Exploring how a coming switch from designing using AR and VR to designing for AR and VR could impact how we work and what we deliver
Speakers: Greg Schleusner, Principal, Director of Design Technology Innovation, HOK
15.15 - Panel discussion - Round-up from the day, and what is the future impact of immersive technology and where do we go from here?
Speakers: Nina Borgström, Director Digital Design & BIM, White; Kenn Clausen, Parametric Designer, 3XN; David Sewell, Design Applications Manager, Perkins+Will; and Greg Schleusner, Principal, Director of Design Technology Innovation, HOK
16.00 - Drinks reception
- Last chance for a demo - Five companies with stands exhibiting hardware and software products.
17.00 - Close
Please note - timings and programme subject to change...
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