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The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) is a nation-wide nonprofit technical organization dedicated to the advancement of construction technology through communication, education, research, and service. Founded in 1948, CSI provides a forum for architects, engineers, specification writers, contractors, suppliers, and others in the industry.

Dinner Meeting

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

at the  Radisson, Camp Hill, PA

Virtual Reality in Your Office!

What is real and what is just in the computer? Architecture is starting to blur the line between the two. Is virtual reality (VR) technology only for the largest of firms or is it something that can be part of your design process? Eric Hardenbrook will discuss ways that immersive technology can be utilized to improve communications for both design teams and clients, expand visualization techniques, and deliver results that save time and win work. This presentation will include a demonstration of VR technology.

Learning objectives for attendees include:

  1. Define the differences between Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Reality Capture.

  2. Gain insight into the technologies and software involved with incorporating this design process into an office.

  3. Understand potential benefits and drawbacks to advancing this technology as part of architectural office workflow, including the value added as well as financial implications.

  4. Learn from a case study approach demonstrating how virtual reality technology can be used as part of the design and visualization process.

This continuing education course will be registered with AIA CES for 1 Learning Unit, and CE certificates will be available for all attendees.

Eric Hardenbrook has been working in the architecture field in Central Pennsylvania for eighteen years. Filling various positions his focus has been the production and use of various forms of construction documentation. His project work has ranged across residential, commercial, health care and educational projects. Eric spent two years as a professional Autodesk software instructor focused on the architecture and engineering fields. He is a Revit Certified professional, holder of the Construction Document Technologist (CDT) certificate, and past president of the Central Pennsylvania chapter of CSI. Eric currently leads the use and continuous development of the BIM process for McKissick Associates Architects as the Virtual Design Coordinator.

Our dinner meeting will be held at the

RADISSON HOTEL, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill, PA

Board Meeting at 5:00 p.m.  Attitude Adjustment at 6:00 p.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Program at 7:15 p.m.

Dinner Cost: Free to Central Pennsylvania Chapter CSI Members,

$10.00 for Students, $25.00/person for all others (pay at door w/ check or cash)

Dinner: Chef's Choice Buffet

All dinner reservations, including special dietary menu requirements,

must be made no later than FRIDAY, NOON, February 9, 2018,

by contacting Logan Myers by email at loganmyers@hotmail.com

or by telephone at (570) 850-6330.

NOTICE: Board Members and Committee Chairs have a standing reservation.

Please RSVP if you cannot attend!