Warren, MI
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Building Information Modeling (BIM)

BIMBIM has the potential to revolutionize the building industry from the architecture phase through construction and operation, essentially the entire building life cycle.BIM provides building geometry, special relationships, geograohic sata and building components.

Over the years, we have provided 3D laser scanning services to obtain point clouds for a number of Building Information Modeling clients.


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, laser scanning services, and UAV (drone) services. 

Call us today at (586) 755-5770.