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Finding Success via Failure in Scanning & Drones

with Eric Vallejo

Finding Success via Failure in Scanning & Drones

with Eric Vallejo

Eric Vallejo has no problem sharing his failures – and he’s had some epic ones.

Thing is, he has an uncanny knack for parlaying them into successes, because of the lessons he extracts. Knowing there is always wisdom to be learned has led to his combined 18 years as Director of Civil Engineering, and later of Reality Capture & Geospatial Solutions, at IMEG Corp.

Eric’s presence in studio was equal parts passion and fun. He and Matthew explore learning curves, gaining trust from VPs & CEOs, leadership, collaboration, workflows, hiring, and how Eric may have never touched a scanner had it not been for a park ranger.

Give this episode a listen to see why Eric makes engineers cringe, why it’s worked so well for him, and how it just might for you too.

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Episode Timeline

2:03
Eric’s role at IMEG, why he can thank a park ranger for it, and what happened as a result of Civil 3D
10:07
Venturing into laser scanning and drones, learning curves, and growth
14:50
Gaining trust and buy-in from VPs & CEOs
16:21
A survey-driven operation, and what two more hours in the field gets you
18:19
Leadership tips, and what level of adoption growth lies ahead
24:27
Having conversations about challenges, solutions, and go-to resources
27:33
The common pinch point of finding knowledgeable staff, and scanning’s transition from “cool” to “required”
31:11
Industry opportunities, and whether collaboration is always positive
35:38
Documenting structures for clients with thousands of locations, and the beauty of conferences
42:18
Discussing reality capture during project interviews
46:39
What Eric is excited to explore in the coming years, and a greenhouse drone story
53:35
Workflows from existing technologies
57:59
Providing young & new workers the field experience needed to advance their careers
1:00:43
How technology alone can enhance the feeling - and payoff - of hard work, and hiring for passion instead of background
1:08:27
Advice for the youth of today
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Eric Vallejo

Director of Reality Capture and Geospatial Solutions

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Eric Vallejo

Director of Reality Capture and Geospatial Solutions

IMEG Corp
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