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SAVE THE DATE – September 2019 SENH/ASCE-NH Joint Meeting NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 PRESENTATION: Reality Capture with 3D Laser Scanning & Modeling Some newer technologies have raised the bar substantially on the quality and completeness of survey data that engineers can expect to work with. While we still speak in terms of “as-built” or “existing conditions” surveys, the information we gather with survey-grade 3D laser scanners is often called “reality capture” for good reason. This presentation will explain how laser scanners are used to capture extraordinarily detailed information on components of bridges, buildings, and other structures. It will discuss some of the inherent safety benefits of using scanners versus other means of obtaining measurements on difficult-to-reach features. The presentation will also provide specific examples of how scanned information can be presented in a variety of user-friendly formats for engineering projects, and the relative costs & benefits of those different formats. The objective of the presentation is to build awareness within the structural engineering community about these new tools and to help those in attendance evaluate when those tools will provide value for their own engineering projects. SPEAKER’S BIO: Michael Carter joined Doucet Survey LLC as their Director of 3D Mapping in November 2015. Prior to joining Doucet Survey, Michael had done conventional land surveying and 3D laser scanning since 2005. While Michael continues to be involved with traditional boundary, topographic, and construction layout surveys, his primary focus for the last 8-years has been on 3D laser scanning surveys. He has performed a wide variety of work in this area, including scans of highways, bridges, tunnels, rail corridors, airports, complete interiors & exteriors of large buildings, neighborhood streetscapes, LNG and other fuel processing facilities, rock faces, mine shafts, electrical utility structures, boats, and a host of other geometrically complex structures. Michael really enjoys this work and continues to be excited about the amazing and helpful deliverables it allows his team to provide to their clients. Prior to changing careers into land surveying, Michael worked in controls engineering for two industrial equipment manufacturers. He has a BS in Electrical & Computer Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from Loyola College in Maryland, and later studied Land Surveying courses at the UNH Thompson School. He earned his NH LLS in May 2016. Michael lives in Milford, NH with his wife Erin and their two children Keegan & Catriona. PLACE: Murphy’s Taproom & Carriage House 393 Route 101 Bedford, NH 03110 (603) 488-5975