Transportation Symposium Webinar Series: Innovative Tech in Landscape Architecture
October 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Innovative Tech in Landscape Architecture
Presenters: Bann Williams, Paul Weinberg, Shea Hansen, Lori Treviranus, PE
Focusing on trends and technologies, the session will present on recent innovations and novel technologies that benefit practicing Landscape Architects, allowing for the delivery of higher quality landscape designs and plan sets in less time and for less budget.
Bann Williams, FDOT District 4 Landscape Architect will give an overview of developments in District 4. As FDOT transitions to efficient developments like large format plans, and 3D Plans, the District is seeing an increased emphasis and need to accurately and efficiently gather and present data on vegetation… trees historically being depicted in 2D as ‘circles’, are now increasingly represented in more sophisticated methods, more accurately articulating the dynamic and 3D aspects of living vegetation.
Paul Weinberg, RLA and Executive Vice President from KEITH will introduce the multidisciplinary practice of KEITH’s utilization of Mobile LIDAR scanning on a project in which a large legacy Raintree was preserved. The asset was scanned, 3D modeled and viewable in Virtual Reality, resulting in the preservation of a valuable biological asset, and most importantly, improved public perception of the project.
Shea Hansen, RLA ISA principal and owner of Monarch Landscape Design will introduce her firm’s use of a custom smartphone app used to inventory and catalogue tree and palm species in the field. Modifying the Fulcrum App, recently acquired by ESRI, the woman-owned small business Monarch is able to quickly and accurately collect live data in the field, reducing time-to-production, increasing accuracy, and cutting costs on vegetation surveys.
Lori Treviranus, PE Vice President at KEITH, will talk about the trends and efficiencies coming “down the pipeline” for plans production in the industry. Specifically: 3D plans, large format plan sets, and automated quantity builders. Georeferencing of plant material in the plan sets is allowing for more efficient and effective layout of plant material on-site, in many cases eliminating the need for location “by station”.