Bricks And Bytes Podcast
April 21, 2023

#035 – Matthew Byrd – Current state of Reality Capture and scanning industry

#035 - Matthew Byrd - Current state of Reality Capture and scanning industry

Show Notes

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In this episode, we chat with Matthew Byrd – a great speaker and founder of Reality Capture about his journey in construction, technology and how he got involved in laser scanning and how it transformed his career path. 

We also discuss:

  • potential of RealityCapture for creating digital replicas of physical assets and sites
  • benefits of this technology and the opportunities it presents for different industries
  • digital twins, 3D models and their future in construction industry.

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Matthew Byrd | Founder of Reality Capture | Podcast & Conference Host | Speaker


Today's Sponsor: beta – Construction and technology network platform – connecting the tech industry with traditional partners.




00:00:00 –> 00:01:23 – Intro

00:01:23 –> 00:02:05 – Sponsor

00:02:05 –> 00:06:15 – Matthew's background and involvement in Reality Capture

00:06:15 –> 00:11:20 – Adaption of Reality Capture in the construction industry

00:11:20 –> 00:15:45 – Discussion of iPhone's LiDAR technology and its potential uses in scanning

00:15:45 –> 00:19:20 – Explanation of laser scanning and its benefits

00:19:20 –> 00:23:53 – 3D modeling, digital twins and their potential applications in different industries

00:23:53 –> 00:27:50 – Matthew’s tips on how to get started in laser scanning

00:27:50 –> 00:32:47 – Potential use of digital twins in construction industry

00:32:47 –> 00:34:55 – Lack of awareness about a certain service as a difficulty in its adaptation

00:34:55 –> 00:36:26 – Differences in development of software versus hardware

00:36:26 –> 00:40:25 – Matthew’s history on how the technology changed his career path

00:40:25 –> 00:42:00 – Reality Capture Network events and community 

00:42:00 –> 00:43:40- Reality Capture during construction and the potential for growth in the industry

00:43:40 –> 00:46:55 – Matthew’s great communication skills and who has inspired him 

00:46:55 –> 00:48:16 – Variety of projects Matthew has worked on

00:48:16 –> 00:49:30 – More about Matthew 

00:49:30 –> 00:49:48 – Outro

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