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    Design Tech Meetup: BIM-to-Augmented Reality for Instant Virtual Models

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

    Have you ever wished for a way to walk through your design on site (without a headset) and review it completely with your client before anything is built? How about if you could present your projects to city planners and neighborhood groups and eliminate mistrust and misunderstanding? What if you could reduce construction costs, shorten the project schedule, and protect your design from VE with one workflow change? You can now do this and much more with AR! Join an owner-side design and construction leader and some active inventors for an interactive demo and discussion about the latest in BIM-to-AR.



    Learning Objectives

    1. Quickly convert BIM models into AR models
    2. Make your renderings and animations from AR models
    3. Apply AR to solving budget and schedule problems
    4. Get to yes faster with clients, donors, and regulatory agencies


    About the Presenters

    JJ Thorp, USF

    As the Director of Project Management at University of San Francisco, JJ Thorp leads design and construction projects on the university’s 55-acre urban campus. JJ will share his current work in AR to bring the proposed USF Athletics Hall of Fame in the Sobrato Center to life. JJ has a broader vision of developing an AR model of the entire campus to promote communication as well as improve project outcomes.

    Mike Hoppe, Geopogo

    Combining his background as an architectural designer and his fascination with 3D technology, Mike Hoppe is the Creative Director of Geopogo. Mike has developed a BIM-to- AR product which has already been used on dozens of projects in the US, Canada, and Europe. Mike has a broader vision of democratizing access to advanced 3D tools so that everyone has easy access to experience the future before it is built.

    Mac Dean, Geopogo

    A pioneer in AR engineering for design and construction, Mac Dean is the Technical Co-Founder of Geopogo. Together with Mike Hoppe, Mac has filed a USPTO patent application for their BIM-to-AR invention. He leads a growing team of engineers from UC Berkeley. Mac has a broader vision of integrating AR with Multiplayer and Gaming Engines and applying it to general manufacturing as well as design and construction.


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    Wednesday, April 21, 2021
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT
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