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Laser Scanning Projects

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Thule Air Force Base, Greenland (part II)

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We were contracted by Jacobs Engineering for United States Army Corps of Engineers Thule Air Force Base project. Our team’s return trip included a complete laser scanning of adjacent taxiways, unpaved areas, and electrical corridors. We used Leica (C10 and HDS 7000 ) 3D laser scanners to collect topographic mapping.

The scans were registered together to complete one contiguous point cloud of the site and a report was created showing the residuals from the target registration. Survey data was generated and a topographic survey created based on the point cloud data. The project covered over 160 acres and took less than two weeks to complete. Although the weather conditions were extreme, the GLG team was able to collect all the required data accurately for this expedited timeline project.

 

 

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Thule Air Force Base, Greenland

greenlandgreenland scan.jpgWe were contracted by the Michael Baker Corporation to use laser scanning combined with conventional survey methods in order to provide complete topographic surveys for three separate projects located at Thule Air Force Base in Pituffik, Greenland for the United State Army Corps of Engineers. The project areas consisted of a 12 acre topo for a proposed dormitory site, an 18 acre topo for a consolidated services building, and a 177 acre survey of the existing air field. We used two Leica 3D laser scanners to collect over 95% of the data needed for the project. After the control, scans, and data was processed, the Great Lakes Geomatics team prepared completed digital topographic drawings along with Leica TruViews for the clients.Some of the challenges that made this project unique were the remote location, 24 hours of daylight, mosquitos, expedited timeline of work, freeze-thaw issues, and lack of existing control.

 

 

Carillon Tower – Belle Isle

 

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Great Lakes Geomatics was contracted to provide a complete laser scan of the Carillon Tower located on historic Belle Isle. The purpose of the laser scan was to provide a contiguous colored point cloud to create a model in Revit Architecture. The dense scans allowed the architect to create a fine detailed model of the tower that showed the decorative cornice work and define areas in need of restoration.

DTE Coke Battery

coke-batteryCoke ovens produce coke by heating coal to drive off volatile compounds. Analyzing dimensional changes in the ovens is critical to estimating and maximizing the life of the oven battery.

We employed laser scanning to capture the precise dimensions of DTE Energy’s Zug Island coke battery.The dimensional data was then analyzed to determine whether any corrective actions were necessary. In this extreme working environment, the safety and speed of laser scanning were important advantages

WDIV TV Transmitting Tower

wdiv-towerGreat Lakes Geomatics was contracted to determine the precise orientation of the WDIV television transmitting tower relative to True North and Magnetic North at that location. Laser scanning provided a precise, non-contact method for quickly and accurately determining the exact positions of the vertical portions of the tower legs, which begin over 30 feet above the ground.

Cook Composites & Polymers

cook-compositesCook Composites & Polymers (CCP) of Houston, Texas contracted our crew to provide As-Built documentation of their facility to demonstrate compliance with fire protection requirements.

The two- story chemical plant was surveyed using both a laser scanner and a total station, which allowed both floors to be accurately related and provided for a robust and complete point cloud. When the initial job was complete, CCP quickly realized the value of the 3-dimensional scan data and requested that their entire facility be scanned and modeled in 3D.

Downsville Central School

downsville-schoolOur company was contracted to do a complete high-definition scan of the Downsville Central School located in upstate New York.

The scanning included all exterior and interior features of the building: classrooms, gymnasium, cafeteria, closets, mechanical rooms, locker rooms, restrooms, storage areas, and the roof. The school had undergone multiple additions in the past and our scan provided a complete and current as-built database to support additional expansion projects.

Autodesk AEC Headquarters

autoIn 2008, we were contracted by Tocci to provide High Definition Surveying (HDS) documentation for the 58,500 sq. ft Autodesk AEC Headquarters building in Waltham, MA. The headquarters was being located in an existing building. Great Lakes Geomatics was retained to do the layout of the interior walls.The interior of the building was reduced to the columns, mechanical, electrical and plumbing.

The goal of the project was to provide an BIM foundation model from point cloud data to support the digital layout of prefabricated walls designed for the final unit conversion. The entire workflow proposed by our team was followed exactly, and proved to be a viable solution to the As-Built / Design / Build concerns found in most conversion projects of this kind.

Tocci Building Project

tocci-buildingTocci Building Companies of Woburn, MA, is a leading firm in the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC).

In 2007,we were contracted by Tocci to provide surveying and HDS documentation of a 700,000 sq. ft. building in Philadelphia, PA, that was being converted to new office space.

The goal of the project was to provide an BIM foundation model from point cloud data to support the digital layout of prefabricated walls designed for the final unit conversion. The entire workflow proposed by our team was followed exactly, and proved to be a viable solution to the As-Built / Design / Build concerns found in most conversion projects of this kind.

National Building Museum

nat buildingAs a sub-consultant for Autodesk, we used 3D laser scanning to capture an accurate and detailed as-built drawings of one of the great American buildings built in the 1800s.

Per request of US General Services Administration, the project was created to prepare an energy use study for the NBM building. The study included current energy usage and made recommendations to reduce energy use.

Laser Scanning was used to capture an accurate and detailed “as-built” of the entire building interior and exterior, which was used to prepare a 3D model. The 3D model was then used to analyze the current energy usage and make recommendations for energy efficiency improvements.

GREAT LAKES GEOMATICS can support your project with complete land surveying and laser scanning services. 

Call us today at (586) 755-5770.