Augmented Reality/Mixed Reality Platforms for Remediation

Monday, December 3, 2018: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
N119/120 (Las Vegas Convention Center)
Mixed reality (MR) is a technology that transforms your field of view and merges the physical and digital worlds through holograms or digital layers displayed in your environment through a headset or “magic window”. The data, applications, and contacts which were previously available only on your laptop or mobile phone can be accessed anywhere, anytime. MR technology allows users to visualize a 3D model (and its data) as a full-scale holographic object, positioned to accurately overlay real-world building structures or as holographic image viewed virtually at any offsite location. While 3D models alone improve team communication and understanding, interaction with volumetric data behind a 2D computer screen can still be limited. By bringing the data out of the screen and into the real world, MR immerses stakeholders and allowing them to engage and interact with the data more intuitively, improving the way we communicate. MR technology is relevant across all phases of the project lifecycle. It can improve safety and accelerate decision making. It can also be used to simply provide remote or on-site training and hands-free, live-video communication.

This workshop will demonstrate a number of uses for MR as it relates to ground water restoration:

  • Remote Expert: hands-free, live-video feed communication that connects remote workers and office staff to engage experts in decision making or training without the need for travel.
  • Digital CSM: creation of an interactive environmental conceptual site model to achieve a higher level of understanding of groundwater quality, hydrogeologic conditions, and surrounding receptors.
  • System design, construction, and operation: Converting a 3D BIM model to MR allows designs to be viewed at their project site, monitored during construction, and equipment specs accessed to support operations.

Come join Arcadis and experience a technology that is playing a role in the digital reinvention of groundwater restoration.

John Horst, PE , Nick Welty, PG and Allison Yanites