In Episode 6 of the RCN Podcast, J. Daniel Jenkins shares how LiDAR, drones, and virtual reality are used for theme park engineering and maintenance.
"Virtual reality gives the folks that don't visualize 3D everyday the ability to walk through the project and, in some instances, get a lot of creative executive approval."
- J. Daniel Jenkins
(0:20) J. Daniel's background
(9:08) The challenges of using scanning technology in a theme park
(10:02) Why did Disney start using laser scanning in their theme parks?
(12:29) How Disney uses scans
(15:48) Challenges with point cloud and scanning projects
(20:44) Using panoramic imagery to create virtual tours
(22:37) How Disney uses virtual reality
(25:09) Daniel's tips for teams and project management
(33:40) What product would you bring backwards from the future?
J. Daniel Jenkins, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP is a consulting design executive, licensed architect and author with 21 years of proven, real-world design and project management experience. Jenkins graduated with a five-year Master of Architecture degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design, completed a year long independent study for Stanford University’s School of Engineering and worked for Walt Disney Imagineering for seven years as the Senior Project Design Manager. Upon leaving Walt Disney Imagineering in 2017, Jenkins started his own design management consulting company, J. Daniel Jenkins Architect. He is also the author of the book, The Design Manager: Successful Management of the Design Process.