Upon graduation from Virginia Tech in 2007 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree, Chris Baze started an architecture internship at Durrant Media Five. It was in this position that he was introduced to Revit and the world of BIM. Now, Chris serves as BIM Manager at Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, a role he’s had since 2011, two years after joining the organization. His role is highly invested in using and managing technology from Autodesk, Trimble, Leica Geosystems, and more.
As someone who is well-attuned to technology in his day-to-day job, Chris very interested in how new technology will continue to transform the AEC industry. He is particularly eager to see how autonomous vehicles will impact the industry, as well as the wider world of technology. In order for autonomous vehicles to work and shake up the automobile industry, a tremendous amount of accurate, up-to-date data is required—especially map and location data. This data will also be important for the building and infrastructure industries. He says, “When entire cities are accurately mapped, it’s going to change the AEC industry significantly. I think this will allow for a lot more efficiency in design and construction.”
Chris is a lover of innovation and looking forward to networking with other BIM professionals who are moving the AEC industry forward through technology. At the Honolulu BIM Workshops, he will be discussing how the AEC industry can benefit from the use of Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (sUAV), or drones. Check out his session, Reality Capture Using Drones, to learn more about the basics of using sUAVs to create point clouds and 3D modeling using Autodesk software.
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