VR & AR: #TheNextEvolution of Architecture, Engineering & Construction

Virtual & Augmented Reality (VR/AR) Chicago
Virtual & Augmented Reality (VR/AR) Chicago
Public group


222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212 · Chicago, IL

How to find us

Merchandise Mart, 12th Floor, West End - We'll be in the auditorium. Follow the signs to the left after you pass reception.

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As one of the earliest adopters of virtual reality and augmented reality technology, the AEC industry (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) has quickly demonstrated the power of spatial computing. It's easy to consider the idea of pre-visualizing 3D buildings that don't yet exist physically, but that is just one of the many ways VR & AR are being applied to the building trades. From conceptual design to construction documentation, investment evaluation, facilities management, and client sales of both new and existing spaces, virtual and augmented reality are now enhancing the capabilities of the entire industry, with new applications being introduced constantly. It's easy to see why, when the business is all about physical space, the ability to visualize data in relation to physical space makes people's jobs easier and more efficient.

Come to the VR/AR Chicago MeetUp on August 7th to learn about how VR & AR are transforming the AEC industries, try technology demonstrations, and get your questions answered during our Q&A panel discussion.

What's The Format:
We start with informal networking and technology demonstrations, then host a panel discussion to answer audience questions, and we end with more networking and technology demonstrations. The conversation will start with a primary topic, but ultimately take us wherever it goes. We keep it simple and informal - this MeetUp is about you, our members, and not the host or presenters. Come and try some new technology, get your questions answered, and take your next step in XR Technology.

5:30-6:00 – Demos and Networking
6:00-6:30 – Introductions & Welcome
6:30-6:40 – Architecture Overview
6:40-6:50 – Engineering Overview
6:50-7:00 – Construction Overview
7:00-8:00 – Panel Discussion and Q&A
8:00-8:30 – Networking & Demos

Mark Persaud - VRARA Chicago & Moonshot by Pactera

Confirmed Panel:
Danielle Dy Buncio - VIATechnik
Jennifer Suerth - Pepper Construction
Matt Petermann - Perkins & Will
Devon Rutkowski - Gilbane Building Company
Neil Reindel - Perkins & Will

Confirmed Demonstrations:
Perkins & Will - Oculus Quest
Gilbane Buildig Company - Virtual Reality
More to Come...

About Our Panelists:
VIATechnik (https://www.viatechnik.com) - VIATechnik is the global leader in virtual design and construction. The firm’s services include VDC, BIM, Computational BIM, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Scheduling, 4D, Software Development and Digital Fabrication.

Pepper Construction (https://www.pepperconstruction.com) - Still family-owned and operated, we take building as personally as the day we were founded – as we’ve expanded to offices in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin and to serving project locations around the country. Second to our people, what sets us apart is our unique approach to delivering construction.

Perkins & Will (https://perkinswill.com) - We're creative thinkers with a passion for design and compassion for our communities.

Gilbane Building Company (https://www.gilbaneco.com) - We provide global integrated construction and facility management services. Our clients entrust us to deliver safe, quality projects that stand the test of time with 146 years of building relationships, communities and families.

Register Here

Check in takes place via EventBrite, so please make sure to get a ticket using the EventBrite link above.

Presenting Sponsor:
We are constantly looking for individual event sponsors to provide budget for food and drinks and promotional giveaways. If you are interested, please contact the organizer at [masked].

Thank you to 1871, BUNDLAR, FinTank and the VR/AR Association for providing venue, management, marketing and logistics support throughout the event series.