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Case Study: 3D Scan of a Hotel's Architectural Detail

3D Scanning of Architectual Detail
3D Scanning of a Hotel's Architectural Details

New York, New York

To document the intricate architectural detail of the existing interior hotel walls.

Due to the finite and sheer amount of detail needed to document, the architect needed to come up with a better way than simply using photographs or trying to sketch details.

By using 3D laser scanning, even the minute details are quickly and accurately captured.  A project that would otherwise take days to field document was completed in one day of scanning, even while the facility was in operation. 

For a project such as this the raw data, or point cloud, was very useful in itself.  Elevations, plan views and cross sections of the point cloud were created and imported directly into AutoCAD and were used to create 2D drawings.  A 3D model of the walls and key features can also be created from the data and then imported into AutoCAD, Revit or other such software packages.  The point cloud can be overlaid on top of the 3D model to provide additional detail that is not contained in the model. 

Added Value:
Since the hotel was in operation, having as minimal impact to the hotel staff and its clients is of primary concern.  By utilizing laser scanning, it is possible for most of the hotel operations to continue on as normal.  Additionally, because laser scanning is a fast alternative to manual field measurements, the number of people necessary to conduct the work can be significantly reduced, as well as the amount of time on-site.  Traditional methods of manually completing the fieldwork for this project would have taken a number of people and several days to collect a fraction of the information that is possible with 3D laser scanning. 


Architectural features on wall in New York Palace Hotel Fireplace, hearth, and wall detail at New York Palace Hotel
Architectural features on wall Fireplace, hearth, and wall detail
Colorized point cloud of ceiling at New York Palace Hotel
Colorized point cloud of ceiling

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*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.
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