In 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.
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.
We teamed up with Autodesk and Leica Geosystems to provide 3D laser scanning and a GPS survey of Easter Island.
The project scope included laser scanning of Moai, caves, and many other archeologically significant locations. The team also prepared topographic surveys of key areas for Chile’s Corporación Nacional Forestal (CONAF) and for the Rapa Nui Historical Preservation Society. The surveys and scanning data are being used for planning infrastructure development that will be compatible with historic preservation and the continuing growth of the tourist industry.
GREAT LAKES GEOMATICS can support your project with complete land surveying, laser scanning services, and UAV (drone) services.
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