The presentation will cover basic concepts in aerial and terrestrial laser scanning (Lidar), including acquisition, registration, alignment and segmentation, and demonstrate various applications of this data of specific interest in cost estimation and quantity surveying, including measurements directly from point clouds, automatic geometry extraction and surface modeling, using both commercial and open-source software. Several case studies in quantity estimation will be presented to provide practical guidance on the available approaches for estimation using this technology.
About the Presenter
John Buonagurio is a Senior Associate at Exponent with 5 years of experience in geomatics engineering, geostatistics and scientific software development. He has worked on numerous projects in geotechnical engineering and construction, acquiring and processing aerial and terrestrial Lidar scan data for topographic mapping, earthwork quantity estimation, and surface reconstruction in forensic engineering. Mr. Buonagurio holds a BS in Industrial Engineering with a concentration in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.