AEC and the Convergence of Technologies

During GeoWeek 2024 in Denver, Matthew Byrd caught up with Micah Callough of Ersi and Eric DesRoche of Autodesk, exploring the companies’ partnership alongside the current and future states of AEC.

Conversation Timeline

00:27

Introductions & backgrounds, roles at Esri & Autodesk, and perspectives on the current state of AEC

03:20

Data waste, and challenges of current technological implementation

08:21

Detailing the collaboration between Esri and Autodesk, and the future of AI integration

12:30

Deriving value from captured data, and other opportunities for improving workflows

14:08

Technologies or process advancements Micah and Eric expect to see in the next 5-10 years

18:09

How conversations go with customers around digital transformation, and the current rate of, and room for, growth

21:25

Cross-platform communication, the digital twin, and what could be the norm of the future

25:42

The best way to predict the future, and parting thoughts on opportunity and understanding others

The word is said four or five times in this conversation – “convergence.” Whether it’s us all learning how to break from our silos and communicate better across disciplines, or technologies themselves uniting regardless of platform, convergence is the way to true optimization.

It informs the evaluation Micah and Eric hold on both the current state of AEC, and its future. They also evaluate the partnership between their respective companies, the interplay between BIM and GIS, the myriad impacts of AI’s emergence in AEC, sustainability, and the digital twin of today and tomorrow. Along with Matthew, they also chime in on data waste, cross-discipline communication, technological implementation, and much more.

Micah and Eric are as informed as they are experienced, making this GeoWeek chat replay-worthy!
RCN Host Matthew Byrd

Matthew Byrd

  • Founder, President
  • Reality Capture Network

Matthew Byrd is a visionary leader, influencer, and expert in the world of construction technology and reality capture. He is devoted to enabling companies worldwide to leverage new technologies and workflows to convert real-world project data into digital environments. His mission is to inspire change through innovation and the implementation of cutting-edge technologies.

He founded Nexus 3D Consulting in 2016 and leads a team of geospatial and reality capture specialists focused on the Built Environment. With hundreds of clients and over 600 completed projects spanning 40 states and several countries, his firm has established a global reputation for expertise and innovation in just a few years.

In 2020, Matthew founded the “Reality Capture Network” which has grown into the largest community of reality capture professionals. RCN started as a podcast, and now offers an online education center with a growing library of digital content and hosts an annual conference where experts from around the world gather to share, learn, and network with the community.

Matthew’s goal is to help build a better future. He envisions a vastly different work environment in 20 years and is driven to drive that change by inspiring others to proactively shape the future. In his words, “We have the power to build the future or watch it unfold. The choice is ours.”

RCN Host Matthew Byrd

Matthew Byrd

Founder, President

Reality Capture Network

Matthew Byrd is a visionary leader, influencer, and expert in the world of construction technology and reality capture. He is devoted to enabling companies worldwide to leverage new technologies and workflows to convert real-world project data into digital environments. His mission is to inspire change through innovation and the implementation of cutting-edge technologies.

He founded Nexus 3D Consulting in 2016 and leads a team of geospatial and reality capture specialists focused on the Built Environment. With hundreds of clients and over 600 completed projects spanning 40 states and several countries, his firm has established a global reputation for expertise and innovation in just a few years.

In 2020, Matthew founded the “Reality Capture Network” which has grown into the largest community of reality capture professionals. RCN started as a podcast, and now offers an online education center with a growing library of digital content and hosts an annual conference where experts from around the world gather to share, learn, and network with the community.

Matthew’s goal is to help build a better future. He envisions a vastly different work environment in 20 years and is driven to drive that change by inspiring others to proactively shape the future. In his words, “We have the power to build the future or watch it unfold. The choice is ours.”

Micah Callough

Micah Callough

  • Technical Director for AEC
  • Esri
Micah Callough

Micah Callough

Technical Director for AEC

Esri
Eric DesRoche

Eric DesRoche

  • Director Infrastructure Business Strategy, AEC Design
  • Autodesk
Eric DesRoche

Eric DesRoche

Director Infrastructure Business Strategy, AEC Design

Autodesk

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