Video: NXT BLD 2018 London conference – Marc Petit, Unreal Enterprise

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The journey to real time. – NXT BLD London, June 2018

Real time viz is on the rise. One in five arch viz firms now use Unreal Engine, explained Marc Petit, general manager of Epic Games Enterprise division. He also examined next gen tools that will enable real time rendering without sacrificing visual fidelity, including ray tracing at 24 frames per second.

Petit also explored the benefits of using Unreal as a conduit for Revit BIM model data, architecture, structures and MEP, 3D and 4D, for interactive design sessions with import through the Datasmith API. VR is not just for clients and marketing but has a role to play in the design process.


View the other NXT BLD 2018 presentations

Mike Leach, Lenovo
Enhancing performance.

Rebecca De Cicco, Digital Node
How Smart Cities, BIM and Digital Construction will alter future skill requirements.

Hedwig Heinsman, DUS architects / Aectual
Aectual construction – sustainable, customizable, 3D printed.

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Dr Abel Maciel, Bartlett School of Architecture
Design Thinking, Teams and Disruptive Technologies.

Dr Max Mallia Parfitt, Fulcro Group
VR and AR visualisation of BIM data: Changes in tech over the last 10 years.

Eleni Papadonikolaki, UCL Bartlett School & Construction Blockchain Consortium
Beyond crypto: Digital translformation in construction through blockchain technologies.

Marianna Kopsida, Trimble
Mixed Reality Solutions for AEC.

Dipa Joshi, Director of Assael Architecture
Smart cities & emerging technologies: Cutting through the noise.

Bruce Bell, Facit Homes
Pre-fabrication has had its day – Digital Construction is the future.

Andrew Watts, Newtecnic
Future Technologies for Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC).

Andrei Jipa, ETH Zurich
Smart Concrete.

Stefana Parascho, Gramazio Kohler Research
Cooperative robotics in architecture.

Daniel Schmitter, Mirrakoi SA
Xirus: 3D CAD – From Biomedicine to AEC.


NXT BLD is organised by AEC Magazine and brings next generation architecture, engineering and construction technologies to life in an exclusive conference and exhibition. These emerging technologies facilitate new ways of designing, enhancing the use of 3D models, applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) and offering new possibilities in digital fabrication and construction.

NXT BLD London took place on 13 June at Congress Centre, London in association with Lenovo. The conference covered innovations in digital fabrication, Virtual and Mixed Reality, design visualisation, AI, Blockchain and lots more.

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