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RCN Podcast


with Josh DeStefano

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In Episode 22 of the RCN Podcast, Josh DeStefano of DPR Construction discusses the advancements and innovation that are driving the reality capture industry forward.

"I look at innovation almost like safety - everyone is responsible for innovation in the same way that everyone is responsible for safety."

- Josh DeStefano

Time Stamps​

(1:15) Josh’s background

(14:20) The evolution of reality capture technology implementation

(29:00) Common challenges for teams adopting reality capture technology

(31:40) Calculation ROI on scanning projects

(39:00) What a digital twin is and is not

(43:45) Development of standards and education throughout the industry

(51:20) Different tools for different jobs

(57:15) Utilizing scan data for multiple, high-value use cases

(01:00:00) Importance of control

(01:09:20) Passive capture

(01:13:30) Using blockchain and NFTs in construction

(01:20:10) Geospatial data capture for the metaverse

Since the early 2000’s, Josh has worked to influence and accelerate digital transformation in manufacturing and construction. Over the last two decades he has influenced or led technology evaluation and implementation across multiple industries, from AutoCAD for aerospace drill bit manufacturing to Computer Vision (CV) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) for production tracking in commercial construction.


At DPR he leverages his background in leading implementation of
virtual design and construction (VDC), augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), and reality capture to explore new solutions to today's construction challenges and enable project teams to leverage technology to enhance all aspects of construction project delivery and asset management.


Josh also serves as Vice-President on the Board of Directors at the U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) which promotes and influences the development of standards and resources to serve building documentation (BD) industry professionals and stakeholders.

Josh DeStefano

Josh DeStefano

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Reality Capture Network


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