Truepoint Laser Scanning

Case Study: 3D Laser Scanning to Prefabricate Platform Upgrades

Intensity Map

Location:
Crawfordsville, Indiana

Task:
Using Lidar mapping, TruePoint laser scanned a steel platform near Indianapolis, Indiana. The platform structure was 30 feet above the ground in an extremely dangerous environment. It was adjacent to equipment used for melting raw steel and exceeded temperatures of 2500°F. The scan data target objects were the underside of the platform including columns, beams, deck and other structural features.

Challenge:
The client needed to capture the bolt holes on the underside steel connections and side elevations of the platform to prefabricate new steel cross bracing. The bolt holes that needed to be located were in existing gusset plates at ground level and 30 feet above grade on the underside of the platform.

Solution:
Using 3D laser scanning, TruePoint was able to safely and accurately capture the platform and bolt holes from the ground, a safe distance from operating equipment and heat, as well as without the use of a lift. Traditional measurements would have been difficult due to the height of the platform and dangerous due to the extreme temperatures of the equipment.

Deliverable:
TruePoint provided the point cloud data in Autodesk Recap (.rcs) and Raw Point Cloud (.ptg) format so the design team could overlay it on their design drawings and prefabricate the necessary steel bracing. Recap files and .PTGs are point clouds that can be used for extracting dimensions and measurements and can be used for clash detection, shop drawing verification and prefabrication. Utilizing point cloud data saved the client additional expenditures related to modeling, and ensured that the accuracy was within ASTM and ASIC tolerances for steel construction.

Added Value:
TruePoint quickly and safely captured the platform from the ground, without renting a lift. By determining the exact location of the bolt holes, the steel yard could prefabricate the bracing instead of field-welding those connections.

 

For laser scanning services requiring a high level of detail in a dangerous environment that cannot be captured quickly, safely, or accurately using traditional methods, contact TruePoint today at 312-448-1509 or chicago@truepointscanning.com.

TruePoint provided accurate measurements of the bolt holes so the client could prefabricate steel bracing.
This intensity map shows the underside of the platform, including the columns and beams.
The bolt holes that TruePoint laser scanned were in gusset plates at ground level and 30 feet above grade on the underside of the platform.

 

Click here to view more case studies.

Site Last Updated October 26, 2017
Case studies
Request a quote
Contact Us
Video Gallery

Whitepaper

USIBD Member

 

Home Applications Case Studies Contact Us Locations  
About Overview Featured Request a Quote Colorado New Jersey
What Is 3D Laser Scanning 3D Gaming & Software View All Request a Presentation Connecticut New York
Equipment Architectural Documentation   Phone/Email Florida Ohio
Software As-Built Verification Galleries Directory Georgia Oklahoma
Deliverables BIM Modeling Photo Gallery Equipment for Sale Illinois Pennsylvania
Justifying Cost of Scanning Construction Video Gallery Newsletter Sign Up Indiana Rhode Island
Career Opportunities Drone Services   Insurance Form & W-9 Kentucky Tennessee
In the News Engineering Professionals   White Paper PDF Massachusetts Texas
Quarterly Newsletter Ground Penetrating Radar     Michigan Utah
Laser Scanning Misconceptions Historical Documentation     Minnesota Washington DC
Frequently Asked Questions Oil & Gas     Missouri Wisconsin
Site Map Overhead Clearances     Nevada  
  Power, Process & Plant        
  Special Applications        
  Telecommunications        
  Water / Wastewater Treatment Plants        

 

PEC Safety, ISN, Browz

 

©2017 TruePoint Laser Scanning, LLC. TruePoint Laser Scanning, LLC. ® is a Registered Trademark
*DISCLAIMER: 3D Laser scanning is a measurement tool to assist in capturing as-built conditions of existing spaces and should be used in conjunction with other sound industry practices for verifying these conditions, including but not limited to: site visits, manual field measurements and verifications of scan data, to ensure its accuracy prior to design and engineering. Because this data can be used for various applications and disciplines outside the scope of the original field scanning and beyond our control, we cannot guarantee that the data is accurate for these uses.
Privacy Statement

 

Nationwide Service Truepoint Scanning Linkedin Truepint Scanning Facebook