ION Alberta Virtual Meeting – Tuesday March 15, 2022

Kris Morin (Hilti AG) will be presenting on Indoor Positioning Challenges in the Digital Construction World. Presentation takes place at 12:00pm MDT on Tuesday March 15, 2022 via Zoom. 
For meeting link, please reach out to one of the Alberta ION board members.

Speaker Bio:
 Kris Morin is the Head of the Robotics and Visual Computing Group at the Corporate Research and Technology Centre of Hilti AG, based in Schaan, Liechtenstein and Calgary. With over two decades of extensive experience in research and product development, Kris leads projects on topics including construction robotics, human/robot interaction, machine learning, SLAM and indoor positioning.
Abstract: Building construction is the rendition of a large ensemble of instruments, orchestrated to a plan. In the modern construction project, each specialized trade has undergone a digital transformation to better organize and execute their task. But they all share a common need for spatial information. Evolving and emerging technologies around Building Information Management, Reality Capture and Field Automation all require high performance positioning, at a low cost and delivered transparently to the user. This presentation will review uses cases in the digital construction world, trends towards their solutions and challenges in indoor positioning techniques applied on the active jobsite. With the increasing reliance on automated tools, spatial awareness brings harmony to the construction world.

Notice of Election

The election of the executive for 2015/2016 will be held at noon on Tuesday, February 17th in Room ENE 328 at the University of Calgary. If you are interested in running for any of these positions, please contact the chapter treasurer, John Schleppe, at john.schleppe@novatel.ca.   The following members have offered to continue in the executive positions, but nominations from the floor will also be accepted:

*Chair, Mark Petovello has offered to continue
*Vice Chair, Kyle O’Keefe has offered to continue
*Treasurer, John Schleppe has offered to continue
*Secretary, Neil Gerein has offered to continue
All current ION members are entitled to run for office and to vote.

2013 Election Results

ION Alberta Section officers Mark Petovello, Kyle O’Keefe, Neil Gerein and John Scheleppe were acclaimed for another one year term at the Monday November 25 meeting of the section.

John Scheleppe has now served on the executive for 15 years. John was presented a certificate from the national office and an ION tie in recognition of his long service. Thank you John!