4601 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 1200
Arlington, VA 22203
LCI San Diego Community of Practice
Virtual Reality’s Current & Future Impact on
Lean Design & Construction
Thursday, October 27, 2016
4:30pm to 7:00pm
The era of Virtual Reality (VR) is rapidly approaching and it is quite possible this technology will prove to be impactful not just for gaming but for our society as a whole. Today Virtual Reality represents an amazing opportunity to break down the barriers of technology through the immersion virtual reality provides, allowing more project team members to benefit from interacting with the project in BIM. This creates transparency and enhances communication for the team. In the near future VR will be enhancing our ability to plan, explore and interact in our buildings and with our teammates like never before. Audience members will learn about the current use cases for VR during the design and planning phases of a project and how these effect Lean design and help with project planning and value engineering. Additionally they will get a glimpse at some of the future impacts the technology can have on our projects for items such as scheduling (sequencing activities), safety and collaboration. Opportunities will also be provided for audience members to experience VR first hand.
Daniel Shirkey, DBIA, is the Senior Director of Technology and Operations Improvement for the California Division of Balfour Beatty Construction. His primary focus in this role is Lead business improvement through the use of new technology, innovation and process improvement. Prior to his current position Daniel has worked as a BIM Manager on both CM and Design-Build projects ranging from $6 to $220 Million. Most recently the new San Diego County Women’s Detention Facility located in Santee, CA. Additionally, Daniel is an adjunct-professor at San Diego State University (SDSU) where he teaches Virtual Design and Construction to Civil and Construction Engineering students. Daniel is also a member of the steering committee for the San Diego Lean Construction Institute (LCI) Community of Practice.