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APPA Webinar: Collaborating on Construction During Virtual Times

For most organizations, the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated digital transformation. Higher education building projects are no exception. Today, as the number of cases drops and colleges and universities consider operations beyond the pandemic, the key is to sustain that innovation and transformation at scale by creating a culture that fully embraces the shifts that have occurred. The ability to communicate essential project requirements effectively while minimizing in-person interactions during pre-bid and post-bid activities will continue to be critical to the health, safety, and welfare of the entire team and those on site.  

Presenters will share first-hand experiences with technologies that provide the safe execution of virtual pre-bid and post-bid activities.  

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the need for new protocols and game-changing technologies. This session promotes continuity of business, research, and educational programs associated with campus facility improvements. 

Understand how to assess the viability and costs associated with virtual site visits and walkthroughs and how they can promote good health, increase safety, and improve human welfare by minimizing in-person activities.  
Learn from case studies and hear how the process supported COVID-19 resilience and recovery efforts while enabling business continuity and promoting health and wellness by replacing site visits with virtual alternatives.  
Explore and understand the range of technology options that can support virtual site visits and enhance occupant health and wellness by minimizing in-person contact. Technology options include 360-degree photos and videos that render current as-built conditions, LiDAR scanners, BIM Point Clouds, and drones.  
Learn the value of implementing a web-based 360-degree photo viewer or LiDAR Point Cloud viewer that allow project teams, clients, and contractors to interactively navigate a remote “360-degree visual twin” model to assess the scope of work and increase design accuracy and collaboration. Implementation of a digital twin allows teams to remotely consult, collaborate, design, and execute on effective physical changes required to drive safe policy initiatives without entering the facility.