Virtual Tours in a Period of Social Distancing

The Friday before the Wisconsin Governor declared “Safer At Home” and as walk-through tours for bidding projects were being canceled, Berghammer staff member, Dan Landbo, captured a “digital twin” of two floors of vacant office space so that interested subcontractors and trades partners could take a “virtual walk” of the project from the safety and comfort of their home or office. For over a year, Berghammer has had (in-house) this 3D+360 capture capability to make possible remote meetings for conceptual design and estimating. The laser+photo data is processed overnight by a deep learning neural network, creating robust 3D spatial data. Beyond the virtual tours, we can extract schematic floorplans, photographic montage floorplans, reflective ceiling plans, and even move the raw full-color 3D “point cloud” data to the CAD/BIM realm to give architects and designers a jump-start on conceptual design. Contact danl@berghammer.com if you have any questions on how these visualization technologies may benefit your next project with Berghammer.