Architecture, Engineering, and Construction

Esri Infrastructure Management & GIS Conference 2020

I am excited to announce that the GeoConX conference and the AEC Summit will combine multiple infrastructure-based events into one digital experience—the Esri Infrastructure Management & GIS Conference (Esri IMGIS). The conference will take place October 27–30, 2020, and bring together GIS professionals from AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction), water, gas and pipeline, transportation, and telecommunications.

One major reason why I am excited about this event is that it opens an opportunity to look beyond any one single industry or sector. This aligns well with AEC because we are often called on to deliver sustainable solutions across many industry cross sectors. This event will provide our AEC professionals with a richer, more valuable experience and a unique learning opportunity to move their location intelligence, design, engineering, and GIS processes forward.

Along with the many user presentations at this event, the Esri team will also be showing how the latest ArcGIS solutions can be used to solve many of these infrastructure-related challenges. Here is a sneak peek at some of the sessions at this year’s event.


Esri and Autodesk—Building new opportunities in engineering and design

In this session, we will explore how you can bring geographic context to your engineering and design projects. To accomplish this goal, we will explore the increasingly important relationship between GIS and building information modeling (BIM), focusing on technical workflows that can help design engineers better collaborate during each phase of a project. Specifically, we will be diving into the integration of spatial intelligence and 3D design model information to create a more direct, bidirectional, and frictionless flow of information.

Location—Enabling project collaboration and management for engineering projects

In this session, we will explore how ArcGIS supports AEC project managers, project teams, and even stakeholders to ensure better project outcomes by connecting GIS and project scheduling software (like Oracle Primavera P6). Specifically, we will explore an approach to connect project data with web-based GIS maps and apps in a way that better communicates that critical information at scale to a wider audience.

Accelerating automation using GeoAI

Deep learning can bring a lot of automation to your work–saving time, effort, and money. When coupled with location intelligence, it can help detect assets and features from imagery, lidar, and videos. From road asset inspection and geolocation from oriented imagery to cracks detection and assessment from videos to utility poles and lines extraction from lidar—the sky is the limit. In this session, we will show how to build an end-to-end feature extraction pipeline using deep learning and ArcGIS.

The event is complimentary for customers current on their maintenance or subscription and students or 2020 graduates.

Register now for this exciting event here.

About the author

Micah is the Technology Director for AEC sector based at Esri in Denver, Colorado. He has a background in technology delivery based on his long career in the Architecture, Environment, and Construction (AEC) space. For the last eighteen years, he has worked for a leading AEC firm across their Water, Infrastructure, Environment, Buildings and Global Digital Solutions (IT) business lines. Throughout this period, he has served as a GIS professional, a management consultant, project manager, a department manager, a technical leader, a technical sales leader, product manager, scrum master, and a global IT director. His passion is transforming businesses using technology as a catalyst. When he is not at work, he is probably driving his van to his next outdoor adventure.

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