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Wednesday 19 June 2024

12:30pm - 14:00pm

STEAMhouse, Belmont Works, Cardigan St, Birmingham B4 7RQ

Discover how to create digital replicas of anything, from cakes to cities. Explore common and cutting-edge techniques to apply to your work.

Join us at STEAMhouse Digital Labs for a hands-on workshop on Reality Capture led by expert Derek Lawrence from Twindl. Learn how to turn real-world objects and spaces into digital replicas. This workshop offers practical insights and skills to boost your team’s creativity and effectiveness in using reality capture in your business.


What to expect:

  1. Learn Latest Techniques: Discover easy-to-understand methods like photogrammetry, laser scanning, and Matterport. These techniques help you create accurate digital replicas quickly and efficiently.
  2. Precision Measurements: Understand how laser scanning technology captures precise measurements and geometric data. This helps your business ensure accuracy in spatial understanding, crucial for various industries.
  3. Easy Visualization: Master processing and viewing captured data across different platforms like desktop applications and AR/VR. This simplifies presentations, collaborations, and client engagements.


About Derek Lawrence:
Derek is a Chartered Building Services Engineer with a passion for using emerging tools and techniques to improve the way we design, construct and operate our built environment.

Derek is also a reality capture specialist with expertise in the way we capture, process and share insights about the world we live in.

As an active member of the Institute for Workplace and Facilities Management technology special interests group, Derek is keen to help the industry make the concept of the digital twin deliver real world benefit and value for its supporters.

Derek’s mission for Twindl is to ensure the business we do is innovative, interesting and fun for all parties involved.




STEAMhouse Forward is fully-funded by the UK government through the UKSPF (UK Shared Prosperity Fund) supporting Birmingham & Solihull businesses to innovate, collaborate and grow.  The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local initiatives by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit Application forms are now open to all Birmingham and Solihull businesses to innovation, collaborate and grow via this link


Birmingham City University’s (BCU) STEAMhouse also proudly offers funded memberships to local digital SMEs through the Barclays Eagle Labs Ecosystem Partnership Programme called Digital Direction. This collaboration aims to fuel growth and innovation within the region for digital industry by providing exclusive access to resources, events, and mentoring opportunities.

Successful applicants gain entry to STEAMhouse’s Digital Labs, equipped with cutting-edge technology and business and industry mentors to facilitate hands-on experimentation and skill development. Supported by Barclays Eagle Labs, the Digital Direction initiative fosters a collaborative environment, driving digital innovation and creating valuable opportunities for local entrepreneurs and graduates. Find out about applying for Digital Direction via this link