Radical Galaxy Studio, a technology company specializing in high-end virtual and augmented reality experiences, spoke at the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) event April 19th-20th in Washington DC.
At the conference, Radical Galaxy spoke about the various uses of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) to help save time and money for AEC firms and their clients. Radical Galaxy demonstrated this concept by presenting projects that are in the design phase as well as different phases from early construction to final sales and marketing. Clients have the ability to review numerous options and make decisions such as changing structural elements and choosing from a variety materials for the walls and floors. Everything the client sees in the VR world is exactly what the space will look like in the actual world, making the decision process easier and less time consuming for all involved. VR also allows the process of finalizing plans to become straightforward for all parties involved including, architects, interior designers, engineers and the client. In turn, there is less of a need to coordinate schedules to meet in person to discuss projects. Each user can be anywhere in the world and see what is going on from a computer or headset.
“I’m extremely pleased to have been invited to speak about the use of virtual reality and other advanced technologies in real estate,” said Bradley Snyder of Radical Galaxy. “This was a valuable event where we were able to discuss and demonstrate the latest in VR and AR technology with other leaders in the AEC industry.”
Matt Shaffer, co-founder of Radical Galaxy, added “It was great to showcase what our company uniquely has to offer.” “With the recent increase in use of VR and AR in the AEC industry, I’m very appreciative we were selected as the company to help shed light on why and lead the discussion of what may be next.”
AECIT is comprised of technology decision makers from some of the leading architecture, engineering, and construction firms throughout North America. This year’s event was put together by Bruce Barclay of Silman and Andrew Corn of McKissack & McKissack. Member firms included groups such as Gensler, LPA, SOM, Stantec, Perkins +Will, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill and Ware Malcomb.
The conference’s extensive speaker line-up included: Brian White of Veritas Technologies, David Gilmore of Design Intelligence, Kyu Choi of Microsoft Teams, and Jacob Slevin and Westin Conahan of Designer Pages. Veritas offers a multi-cloud data management system as a solution to keep all of your data in one place. Microsoft Teams is a platform that incorporates meetings, workplace chat, notes, and any attachments together. Design Intelligence works to create success for their clients in the architecture, engineering, construction and design world through networking and leadership events. Lastly, Designer Pages offers a way for designers to manage their product information. Each speaker presented what new and exciting technologies their companies offer that can be implemented across the AEC industry.
If you want to learn more about the conference please go to http://www.aecitleaders.org/