A spatial-data utopia in construction. With Andy Evans

The Spatial Reality Podcast

Dec 16 2022 • 24 mins

Today, our guest is Andy Evans of Digital Construction Works. We met at a 3D tech conference back in 2011 and spent most of our time talking about the music piped into the conference hall. Andy is a professional land surveyor all about fast, productive, scanning tools and techniques for the digital documentation of construction sites and survey work. He's worked with it all, from full tripod-based lidar scanning, through mobile mapping systems, and now a full catalog of 3D capture solutions. But his goal is much bigger than that: a utopian construction metaverse.


  • Polycam - Phone-based 3D capture
  • Construction Verification Initiative - An industry group working to integrate advanced 3D tech into construction
  • Unity - Game engine used broadly in industrial applications
  • Bentley Synchro - Infraconstruction management software
  • NUAR - British national underground asset registry
  • Digital Construction Works - Group specializing in custom digital solutions for construction
  • Construction Metaverse Discord - Contact Andy for more info!