Disrupting a 30 Trillion Dollar Industry - AR/VR for A.E.C.

Design Reality
Design Reality
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111 SW 5th Ave #2700, Portland, OR 97204 · Portland, OR

How to find us

27th floor of the Big Pink, US Bank Corp, Building Downtown

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Come join us for our monthly Portland VR Meetups where we explore the growing VR/AR/MR/XR industry and local community.

This month we are exploring how AR/VR will disrupt the 30 trillion dollar a year global industries of Architecture, Engineering, and Construction. More details to come soon!

We will also have food, drinks, AR/VR demos, and the best community networking in town.



5:30pm - Doors Open / Food / Drinks / Demos / Networking

7:00pm - Event Begins!

- Quick Community Announcements (20 seconds/ea)

Paul Tice


Reality Capture technology - From 3D scanning to drone mapping.

ToPa 3D, Inc owner Paul Tice has built a business around Reality Capture technology. From 3D scanning to drone mapping, Paul will demonstrate what's now possible with a variety of sensors to collect and model real-world, measurable data for AEC and VR applications. ​

Gabe Paez

Better, Faster, Smarter Ideation in Virtual Reality

Exploring a new methodology for professional architecture design that combines rapid prototyping, real-time collaboration, and experiential review.

Gabe Paez is the founder of WILD, a software company building a platform for design collaboration leveraging the power of shared virtual reality. WILD makes it easy to share 3D design ideas with a group of people together in realtime.

Gabe has been a Technical Director and coder for 15 years. He specializes in creating immersive digitally augmented spaces. He is proud to have worked with a diverse roster of agencies and clients including Adidas, Verizon, Google, Nike, and Samsung. Gabe is an avid problem solver and finds great joy in bringing big ideas to life.

Logan Smith

AEC VR 101: What’s possible, and what’s so easy you should be doing it yesterday.

It’s obvious why the building industry was one of the first to embrace virtual reality for enterprise. The experience of space, scale, light, and texture of a design are communicated better than any 2D rendering.

But VR for architects isn’t just renderings on steroids. The VR tools for verification and collaboration are changing the industry and the built environment for the better. We will take a look at some of the ways architects and contractors have already started using virtual reality, what it takes to get started, and what to watch for just around the corner.

Logan is a co-founder of Bevel, a company providing VR consulting and development for the AEC industry. He runs the Portland AEC VR meetup group. Before moving full time into virtual reality, Logan practiced as a licensed architect and CPHC.

Big thanks to our Sponsors who help make this event happen:

New Relic offers a performance management solution enabling developers to diagnose and fix application performance problems in real time. New Relic is hiring!! https://newrelic.com/about/culture (https://newrelic.com/)

PANOGS is a Portland based full-service virtual reality (VR) agency specializing in creating immersive and gigapixel hyper-resolution experiences from some of the tallest structures and most inaccessible places on earth. PANOGS will be co-presenting their aerial 360 video reel on the HTC Vive with their Aerial Partner VR Drones. www.panogs.com (http://www.panogs.com/)

The Khronos Group was founded in 2000 to provide a structure for key industry players to cooperate in the creation of open standards that deliver on the promise of cross-platform technology. Today, Khronos is a not for profit, member-funded consortium dedicated to the creation of royalty-free open standards for graphics, parallel computing, vision processing, and dynamic media.
www.Khronos.org (https://www.khronos.org/)

PERKINS COIE represents market leaders in AR and VR technology, products, services and content. We assist our clients in raising capital for new ventures, protecting intellectual property, distribution, licensing, regulatory compliance and a wide variety of other legal services.
Learn more. (https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/industries/technology-media-entertainment/interactive-entertainment.html)

Are you interested in sponsoring, demoing, or volunteering? Then email [masked] to learn more about opportunities.

If the cost of our tickets($5-20) is a prohibiting factor from your attendance, please email Joshua to ask about scholarship opportunities.

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