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Reality Capture: Understanding the how and why of your project

3 Professional Development Hours

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of reality capture technologies, from technical to application.
  • Develop an understanding of how reality capture is used in today’s AEC projects.
  • Understand the concepts and best practices for selecting the correct method for your project.
  • Understand the many deliverables and their use cases from the various forms of reality capture.
  • Gain an overview of various reality capture software from the technicians’ and clients’ points of view.


This course is for those looking for a general knowledge of reality capture and how to use and ask for on a project. Many people have a vague understanding of what laser scanning is, but they don’t know specifics when requesting or using data. This course is designed to go through terrestrial laser scanning from the eyes of someone that needs to do just that. At the end of this course, you will know how to request terrestrial laser scanning on your project and how that data is used in today’s AEC. We will also briefly touch on other reality capture technologies and how they integrate with laser scanning.

Course Outline:

  • Principles of Reality Capture
  • Reality capture methods
  • Pros and Cons of methods
  • Hardware and Software required
  • Deliverables and outputs widely used (Scan to BIM, meshing, etc.)
  • Planning and scheduling overview

Who Should Attend

  • Principals, Owners
  • Architects
  • Project Managers
  • Technologists/Technicians
  • Interior Designers
  • Landscape Designers
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Almost all of EPIC's courses offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

This course can be customized and delivered to a group at your facility saving time and money.
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