Truepoint Laser Scanning
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TruePoint has provided laser scanning services for clients in many industries across the United States. Our team of in-house scan technicians and engineers work with each client to develop an accurate understanding of the existing conditions and create custom deliverables, ranging from raw data to 2D drawings and 3D models. View our case studies to see the expertise and value that TruePoint Laser Scanning can provide. To speak to someone, please contact us today at 419-843-7226 (SCAN).

Laser Scan Existing Conditions to Create Mesh File

Task:
TruePoint was selected by the University of Kentucky to 3D laser scan The Whitfield Stump, a three hundred-million-year-old preserved stump of a lycopod tree. The University was moving this 7,000-pound fossil from one area of campus to another. The client requested TruViews and post processing of the point cloud data to create a mesh file.

Location: 
Lexington, Kentucky

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As-Built Capture to Renovate Auditorium

Task:
TruePoint provided laser scanning services for a 22,000 square-foot multi-level auditorium in Laredo, Texas. The client was renovating the seating, bathrooms, changing rooms, and designing an addition to the facility. The primary objective was to reality capture the seating, reflective ceiling, catwalk, stairs, ramps, walls, windows, doors, railings and floors. The client desired accurate measurements to design the renovation and addition.

Location: 
Laredo, Texas

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Laser Scanning to Design Seating in Arena Theatre

Task:
TruePoint provided laser scanning services for the Arena Theater in Houston, Texas. The client desired to replace the current seating and did not have accurate drawings. The primary objective was to capture the existing dimensions of the seating, ramps, stairs, floor and stage area. The client requested the raw scan data to design the new layout of the seats.

Location: 
Houston, Texas

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3D Laser Scanning a Manufacturing Facility Production Line

Task:
TruePoint Laser Scanning was selected to high definition laser scan a production line in a manufacturing facility. The client needed high-level details on the conveyor system, equipment and associated piping where the product was bottled, labeled and packaged. Capturing the as-built conditions was necessary to make upgrades to the line.

Location: 
Houston, Texas

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3D BIM Scanning at University Boiler House

Task:
TruePoint provided laser scanning services for a client to plan modifications for a new boiler system. This boiler system was located in a Heating Plant on a college campus near Ypsilanti, Michigan and produces half of the electricity consumed on campus. TruePoint’s scan technician captured the structural features, equipment and MEP features of the operating floor, basement, mezzanine, roof and exterior façade. TruePoint engineers and CAD technicians delivered a 3D point cloud file that could be used to plan modifications and piping interferences.

Location: 
Ypsilanti, Michigan

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TruePoint Laser Scans Two Large Pump Stations

Task:
TruePoint mobilized two laser scan technicians and the Leica P40 and P20 ScanStations to complete 3D laser scanning of two large Pump Stations in Detroit, Michigan. Using advanced field and registration techniques, the technicians are averaging more than 100 scans per day. TruePoint will soon complete 3D laser scanning in less than one week on site. The scanning is part of a needs assessment and design engineering project. After the completion of scanning, TruePoint's in-house engineers will begin 3D modeling in Revit and generate an LOD 200 model of MEP and structural features.

Location: 
Detroit, Michigan

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TruePoint Develops As-Built Model to Convert a Historic Building into a Luxury Hotel

Task:
TruePoint Laser Scanning developed an as-built model to aid this client in converting a historic building into a luxury hotel. TruePoint provided 3D scanning services for a 250,000 square-foot building, including the exterior facades, floors 1-4, basement, roof, penthouses and mechanical spaces. TruePoint’s team of in-house architects, engineers and CAD Technicians delivered point cloud files, a 3D model, and TruViews to the client.

Location: 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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TruePoint Provides Point Cloud and 3D Mesh of Trees

Task:
The client desired to laser scan three 100-year old trees and include them in the design plans for a new development. TruePoint 3D laser scanned the trees and provided the client with intensity map point cloud files and a 3D mesh of the trees for reality capture. This was TruePoint’s second phase of laser scanning for this client.

Location: 
Austin, Texas

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Existing Conditions Survey a Museum

Task:
The client was adding a greenhouse to an existing museum. TruePoint provided 3D laser scanning services to capture the as-built conditions of the historic building façade and parapet walls.

Location: 
Toledo, Ohio

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3D Laser Scanning a Federal Courthouse

Task:
Reality capture the exterior and interior of a historic courthouse. TruePoint 3D laser scanned the exterior façade, four interior floors, basement, courtyard and rooftop. All office space, courtrooms, and mechanical spaces were scanned to capture structural and architectural elements, MEP equipment and piping 2" in diameter and above. More than 93,000 square feet and 260 rooms were 3D laser scanned to provide point clouds files and 3D photographs for the client.

Location: 
Toledo, Ohio

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3D Laser Scanning and 2D Drawing Provided for Historic Church

Task:
The front façade of a church with a large stained-glass window was damaged during a high wind storm. During the damage assessment, the client discovered that the wood frame holding the stained-glass window in place was rotted. TruePoint provided high definition laser scanning services to capture the exact window dimensions for the client to design a new aluminum frame.

Location: 
Lansing, Michigan

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3D Laser Scanning a Power Plant

Task:
TruePoint provided 3D laser scanning and modeling services for a Power Plant in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which generates and processes four main services: steam, electricity, compressed air and domestic hot water. The objective was to as-built survey the 5-level building, basement, exterior facades, rooftop areas, electrical switch gear rooms, vaults and interstitial space below the control room. TruePoint generated a 3D model in Bentley Microstation for the client’s use. The model included all civil, structural, electrical and mechanical features, including piping and conduits ½" in diameter and larger.

Location: 
Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Laser Scanning a Mechanical Room in a Colorado Wastewater Treatment Facility

Task:
TruePoint provided high definition laser scanning services for a mechanical room in a wastewater treatment facility in Ft. Collins, CO. The task was to capture the existing conditions of the belt press room and conveyor room, capturing all structural columns, beams, mechanical equipment, piping, conveyors and large bore piping.

Location: 
Fort Collins, Colorado

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3D Laser Scanning Before Concrete Pour Saved Client Thousands

Task:
The client was in active build of an eight-story apartment complex in Houston, Texas. Each floor had five to six concrete pours scheduled on specific dates over an 8-month period. TruePoint 3D laser scanned each area to capture the existing conduit, post-tensioning, rebar plan and sleeves prior to the slab being poured. This allowed the client to check the existing conditions for any irregularities.

Location: 
Houston, Texas

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Hospital Requests TruePoint to Return to Site for Additional Laser Scanning

Task:
TruePoint performed a 3D laser scan for a hospital in Lexington, KY. Laser scanning took place on the 3rd floor which was in a demo, or shell state. This was TruePoint’s second phase of laser scanning for ongoing work at the hospital. The laser scan technician captured all structural, architectural and MEP features. TruePoint captured the existing building conditions and generated a 3D model for the client.

Location: 
Lexington, Kentucky

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3D Laser Scanning a Mechanical Room to Develop a 3D Model

Task:
TruePoint provided laser scanning services with the primary objective of developing a 3D model of a mechanical room. The room was approximately 60 feet by 80 feet and located in a transmitter facility in Jacksonville, Florida. TruePoint’s targets of acquisition included the interior structure, MEP equipment, and exterior walls of the mechanical room.

Location: 
Jacksonville, Florida

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3D Reality Capture Detroit City Block

Task:
Laser scan and capture 360° 3D color photographs, or TruViews, of one city block in downtown Detroit, Michigan, approximately 6.5 acres, prior to construction and pile driving operations. This client, a general contractor, wanted to document existing site conditions prior to beginning construction. Targets of acquisition included exterior building facades, parking lots, sidewalks and curbs.

Location: 
Detroit, Michigan

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3D Laser Scanning Retail Space

Task:
TruePoint Laser Scanning provided as-built documentation for 10,000 square feet of retail space in a shopping mall. Half of the space was a ground-level storefront and half a basement area below the store. Using a Leica C10 survey-grade laser scanner, our laser scan technician captured walls, windows, doors, floors, ceilings, structural columns, supports, conduit, piping, sprinkler mains, chiller lines and a concrete deck in the space. A 3D model was created for the client.

Location: 
San Antonio, Texas

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TruePoint 3D Laser Scanning Services Aids Design of TREExOFFICE Project

Task:
To 3D laser scan the trunk and limbs of an existing tree in Boulder, Colorado. Architecture students at the University of Colorado used laser scan technology to design TREExOFFICE, an outdoor workspace built around an American Linden tree in a park on campus. The space offers a conference table, six desks, wifi, and a platform for people to work, sit, think, converse, speak, or perform. TruePoint created a 3D mesh of the tree to aid in the cutting-edge design and prefabrication of the office space.

Location: 
Boulder, Colorado

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Laser Scan Office Building to Capture MEP Features

Task:
TruePoint 3D laser scanned 40,000 square feet of office space on the 6th floor of a building in Cincinnati. The area was recently renovated and the objective was to capture MEP features to create an accurate as-built survey for the client. TruePoint’s scan technician used a Leica P40 ScanStation to capture 3D point cloud data and TruePoint’s in-house engineers created a 3D CAD model.

Location: 
Cincinnati, Ohio

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3D Reality Capture to Create As-Builts of Historic Building

Task:
TruePoint provided 3D laser scanning services to create current and accurate as-builts of a historic building in Denver, Colorado. The client was renovating an old, abandoned hotel into new apartments. TruePoint laser scanned the interior floor plan and exterior façade of the building and created a 3D model for the client.

Location: 
Denver, Colorado

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As-Builts Historic Building Denver

3D Laser Scanning a Biochemical Processing Facility

Task:
Provide high definition laser scanning services for a 50' x 50' x 20' area in a biochemical processing facility. The client was replacing pipes to a hydration tank pump and desired a 3D model to plan and fabricate the new pipes, ensuring proper fit and avoiding clashes. The objective for this laser scan was to capture vessels, piping, flanges, structural steel and pipe supports.

Location: 
Raceland, Louisiana

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3D Laser Scanning a Wastewater Treatment Plant

Task:
3D laser scan a 400-foot interior tunnel and adjacent digester tank pumps and piping for a Wastewater Treatment Plant in Columbus, Ohio. TruePoint Laser Scanning captured all structural features such as walls, floors, ceiling, columns and beams; a footprint of mechanical, electrical and plumbing equipment; and piping ½” in diameter and greater.

Location: 
Columbus, Ohio

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TruePoint Laser Scans Seven Clubhouses for a Community in Denver

Task:
TruePoint provided laser scanning services for a resort-style community offering luxury apartments & townhomes in Denver, Colorado. The client wanted to renovate seven clubhouses in the community and desired accurate floor plans of each clubhouse to design and expedite renovations. Nearly 50,000 total square feet of space was laser scanned to reality capture the existing condition floor plans and architectural and structural detail of the clubhouses.

Location: 
Denver, Colorado

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Laser Scanning for Fabricated Panels

Task:
TruePoint’s 3D laser scanning services were used in Denver, Colorado to capture the dimensions of an existing building façade for the installation of prefabricated paneling. A new construction apartment complex desired a 2D CAD drawing to expedite prefabrication and installation.

Location: 
Denver, Colorado

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3D Laser Scan a Wastewater Treatment Facility

Task:
TruePoint provided high definition laser scanning services for 2,000 square feet of mechanical space in a water treatment facility in Dallas, Texas. The task was to capture structural columns, beams, mechanical equipment, piping, conveyors and large bore piping.

Location: 
Dallas, Texas

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3D Laser Scanning a Sewage Pumping Station

Task:
TruePoint was selected to conduct high definition laser scanning and collect field measurements for a sewage pumping station in Detroit, Michigan. The interior and exterior of this location was 3D laser scanned to capture architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, instrumentation and controls of the facility and provide current as-built information for the client. This data was used to aid in design modifications and upgrades to the existing facility. 3D laser scanning was completed down to ½ inch in diameter.

Location: 
Detroit, Michigan

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3D Laser Scanning a Grain Elevator in Michigan

Task:
TruePoint provided high definition laser scanning services at a grain elevator in Michigan to capture the as-is conditions of the site. The client needed an accurate representation of the structural features to perform maintenance upgrades. They wanted specific documentation of the bucket elevator legs, fill conveyor bridges and tower supports.

Location: 
Near Saginaw, Michigan

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3D Laser Scanning the Concrete Floor in a Pharmaceutical Lab

Task:
A global consumer goods company had a concrete floor in a pharmaceutical lab crumbling and bubbling. Ground Penetrating Radar Services, Inc. (GPRS) marked the utility and voids under the concrete. TruePoint provided 3D laser scanning services to document GPR under-slab findings for this client.

Location: 
Cincinnati, Ohio

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Laser Scan to Capture Flange Information for Prefabrication

Task:
Laser scan a total of 100 Natural Gas Separator Units and Metering Skids to capture detailed flange information, including bolt hole orientation, elevation information and pitch of flanges. TruePoint generated 3D models of each skid’s flange for the client to verify the flange versus pipe orientation. The client used this information in pre-fabrication efforts to decrease their time making field changes during installation.

Location: 
Cleveland, Ohio

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TruePoint Delivers 3D Mesh of Trees for New Development

Task:
This client desired to capture the attributes of two 100-year old trees and include them in the design plans for a new development. TruePoint laser scanned the trees and created a 3d mesh for the client to include in the drawings.

Location: 
Austin, Texas

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Laser Scanning The Historic South Dakota State Capitol Building

Task:
TruePoint provided 3D laser scanning services for the South Dakota State Capitol Building. Completed in 1910, this architectural and historic landmark has a central rotunda flanked by legislative wings and features a copper dome, Corinthian columns, rusticated walls of granite and limestone, ornate plasterwork, murals, paintings and sculptures. The client wanted to capture the as-built conditions to document the architectural detail and historic art for restoration or should a natural disaster occur.

Location: 
Pierre, South Dakota

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3D Laser Scanning A 40-Acre Chemical Processing Plant

Task:
TruePoint 3D laser scanned a 40-acre plant in Western Kentucky that provides specialty chemicals for a variety of industrial applications and personal care industries, such as pharmaceutical, food and beverage. TruePoint aided the client in the generation of isometric drawings for this 1955-built facility, which serves more than 100 countries. TruePoint laser scanned the interior and exterior of 20 buildings, tank farms, cooling towers, water treatment facilities, hazardous waste generators, refineries, retainage areas, processing towers, platforms and railroad tracks. The task was to high-definition survey all structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing features, equipment and piping down to ½ inch diameter.

Location: 
Western Kentucky

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3D Laser Scanning Pikes Peak Visitor's Center

Task:
Laser scan the existing conditions at Pikes Peak summit, tie to the surveyor’s existing survey control, and help the client use the raw data to gather the needed measurements. The ultra-prominent 14,115-foot mountain has the highest summit in North American and is located near Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Location: 
Colorado Springs, Colorado

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TruePoint Provides 2D Drawings for Concrete Contractor

Task:
TruePoint performed high definition 3D laser scanning for a concrete contractor in Brooklyn, New York. The task for this client was to capture laser scan data from 12 interior floors and 2 roofs and create 2D drawings that would verify floor flatness and slab elevations after the contractor had completed the pouring and finishing of concrete throughout the building.

Location: 
Brooklyn, New York

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3D Laser Scanning Documents Utility Site Plan At a College Football Stadium

Task:
TruePoint 3D laser scanned ground penetrating radar (GPR) markings locating underground utilities at a college football stadium. Our experienced technicians laser scanned and photographed over 160,000 square feet of space showing active conduit, water and sanitary sewer lines inside the stadium concourse.

Location: 
South Bend, Indiana

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Laser Scanning John Glenn International Airport

Task:
TruePoint provided 3D laser scanning services for John Glenn International Airport (formerly Port Columbus International Airport) in Columbus, Ohio. The client was upgrading the existing airport entrance to add more curb appeal; renovations which included the installation of a prefabricated ceiling panel system and new doors. The primary objective of the laser scan was to capture the ground, curbs, ceiling beams and related structural features to design and prefabricate the upgrades.

Location: 
Columbus, Ohio

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Historic Cathedral Needs 3D Laser Scanning of Front Facade

Task:
This client needed to do some rehabilitation on a historic cathedral in Denver, Colorado. After experiencing 100 years of weather in Denver, the cathedral had damage to the exterior stonework. TruePoint laser scanned the exterior front façade of the historic cathedral and provided the client with 2D drawings.

Location: 
Denver, Colorado

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As-Built Survey A Historic Building

Task:
Utilize 3D laser scanning services to create current and accurate as-builts of a historic building in Fort Collins, Colorado. The client purchased a bar and grille and planned to turn it into a mid-sized music venue. TruePoint high definition laser scanned the interior and exterior of the building to produce a 3D model for the client.

Location: 
Fort Collins, Colorado

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Laser Scanning Aids Client in the Installation of Fabricated Paneling

Task:
TruePoint’s 3D laser scanning services were used in Boulder, Colorado to capture the dimensions of an existing building façade for the installation of prefabricated paneling.

Location: 
Boulder, Colorado

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3D Laser Scanning an NFL Stadium

Task:
TruePoint laser scanned the column and suites to have accurate dimensions for the client to design the new patio.

Location: 
Detroit, Michigan

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High Definition Laser Scan a Locomotive Near Lexington, KY

Task:
The client wanted to laser scan the locomotive and turn it into a museum-quality HO scale train to sell to train enthusiasts through its website and dealers.

Location: 
Paris, Kentucky

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High Definition Laser Scanning a School in Cleveland

Task:
TruePoint used laser scanning in Cleveland, Ohio to survey approximately 130,000 sq. ft. of space after selective demolition at a school.

Location: 
Cleveland Heights, Ohio

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Laser Surveying of Building Facades

Task:
The client needed laser scanning services to create a 3D model to aid in constructing a new building amid the existing buildings.

Location: 
Cincinnati, Ohio 

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3D Laser Scanning to Prefabricate Platform Upgrades

Task:
Using Lidar mapping, TruePoint laser scanned a steel platform near Indianapolis, Indiana.

Location: 
Crawfordsville, Indiana

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Laser Scanning a Vapor Recovery Unit for Facility Upgrades

Task:
To use Lidar technology to laser scan a Vapor Recovery Unit (VRU), capturing piping, tanks and other mechanical, electrical and plumbing features. The client requested a 3D model of the VRU.

Location: 
Near Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Laser Scanning to Improve Facility Efficiency

Task:
To laser scan the interior of a series of interconnected pre-engineered buildings for the purposes of generating structural framing plans.

Location: 
Near Akron, Ohio

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Laser Scanning 120 MGD Water Treatment Facility

Task:
To laser scan the sub-level of a 120 MGD treatment area capturing all structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing features, equipment and piping down to ½ inch in diameter.

Location: 
Toledo, Ohio

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3D Laser Scanning Active Natural Gas Compression Station

Task:
To laser scan an active natural gas compression station to provide the client with as-builts of the facility as well as clash detection for future renovation and expansion.

Location: 
New Orleans, Louisiana

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Laser Scanning of an Existing Building to Install Aluminum Composite Panels

Task:
To 3D laser scan an existing bank and office building

Location: 
Denver, Colorado

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3D Laser Scanning of College Football Stadium

Task:
Provide 3D laser scanning and photo documentation of the existing condition of the college football stadium, seating and concrete steps prior to beginning construction work.

Location: 
Bowling Green, Ohio

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3D Laser Scanning of Boiler Room Building for Siting of New Equipment

Task:
TruePoint was requested to return to the site and laser scan additional areas of the facility, capturing structure and equipment for the siting of new equipment.

Location: 
Finger Lakes Region, New York

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Laser Scanning of Cement Kiln

Task:
To provide the client with very precise measurements on the interior of a cement kiln inlet area and the kiln inlet transition piece, including the riser.

Location: 
Near Dallas, Texas

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3D Laser Scanning Corporate Office Building

Task:
To provide the client with an accurate floor plan of the existing corporate office building.

Location: 
Boulder, Colorado

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Colorized Point Cloud of Facade and Race Track

Task:
To provide the client with a colorized point cloud of the facility and track to be used for developing a dimensionally accurate and realistic 3D video game.

Location: 
Tampa, Florida

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Laser Scanning Interior of Scrap Room

Task:
Scan the interior of a scrap room at a sheet metal stamping facility to capture walls, floor elevation, ceiling height, columns, beams and an overhead crane support structure.

Location: 
Detroit, Michigan Area

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3D Laser Scan of Embassy for Wall Deviation Analysis

Task:
To laser scan the walls of an abandoned Italian Embassy for the purposes of wall plumb analysis.

Location: 
Washington, DC

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Laser Scanning Facade of Historic Winery

Task:
To Laser Scan the façade of a historic winery in order to accurately capture the detailed window openings for fabrication dimensions.

Location: 
Middle Bass Island, Ohio

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Laser Scanning Piles of Scrap Metal for Auditing Purposes

Task:
To laser scan piles of scrap metal for auditing purposes.

Location: 
Near Cincinnati, Ohio

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3D Laser Scanning of Metal Culvert Pipe

Task:
To utilize 3D Laser scanning to laser scan an existing corrugated metal culvert pipe.

Location: 
Baltimore, Maryland

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Laser Scanning of Water Membrane Filtration System

Task:
To laser scan a water membrane filtration system, including the tanks, valves, control panels, and associated piping—some of which is as small as a half-inch in diameter.

Location: 
Cleveland, Ohio Area

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As-Built Las Vegas Process Facility

Task:
To capture existing piping and conduit for an equipment upgrade project.

Location: 
Las Vegas, Nevada

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Denver Canopy Scan

Task:
To provide the client with information on the structure for the fabrication and installation of aluminum composite panels.

Location: 
Denver, Colorado

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As-Built Verification Compressor Building

Task:
To capture the interior and exterior of a newly built compressor building. The measurements were to be used to create accurate as-builts of the building as well as the equipment, piping, and conduit associated with the system.

Location:
Tulsa, Oklahoma

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3D Laser Scan for a Construction Firm

Louisville Water Building

Task:
To document the historical exterior façade of a landmark building set for demolition.

Location:
Louisville, KY

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Restoring Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple Using 21st Century Technology: 3D Laser Scanning + BIM Modeling

Task:
To laser scan both the interior and exterior of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple and produce a 3D BIM model for historical renovation documentation.

Location:
Oak Park, Illinois

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High Definition Surveying (HDS) Iconic Chicago Destination for 3D Documentation

Task:
To 3D laser scan the north, south, and west building elevations and towers of the welcome building at a key Chicago tourism destination.

Location:
Chicago, Illinois

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Historical building façade documented and modeled for historical preservation

Task:
To scan, measure, and document the architectural façade elements of the Wayne County Courthouse, located in downtown Wooster, before it underwent historical preservation.

Location:
Wooster, Ohio

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Historical Preservation on a High Rise: 3D surveying of an 1883 Chicago Classic

Task:
To laser scan a late 19th century historical high rise in Chicago's Central Loop.

Location:
Chicago, Illinois

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Survey of Historical Building to Document it
Prior to Demolition


Task:
To scan the exterior façade of a historical building to document it prior to demolition.

Location:
Columbus, Ohio


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HDS of Exterior Architectural Features

Task:
To capture the exterior structure and architectural features of an intricate historical church façade.

Location:
Toledo, Ohio

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Figure 3 - View of Revit Model of historic building

High Definition Scan of Architectural Detail of a Building Facade

Task:
To capture the exterior façade of the building, including all architectural elements.

Location:
Broadway - New York, New York

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Intensity Map Point Cloud of Facade

3D High Definition Scan of Architectural Detail

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

Location:
New York, New York

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3D Scanning of Architectual Detail

3D Laser Scanning of Technology Center

Task:
The client needed to create as-builts and needed accurate room dimensions, beam and column detail, elevations, and dimensions on all mechanical piping and conduit.

Location:
Denver, Colorado

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Laser Scanning of Substrate Surface

Task:
To laser scan a building before installing metal paneling to verify that the exterior walls were level and uniform.

Location:
Dallas, Texas

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Magnificient Mile Luxury Hotel

Task:
The client is converting a 1980s office building to a luxury hotel, and needs to locate tension cables and rebar to accurately place mechanicals. To facilitate the design, the client needs precise documentation of the substructure and surrounding structural elements.

Location:
Chicago, llinois

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Historical Amusement Park Building

Task:
Scan the interior of a building of historical significance constructed in the late 1800s and modified in the mid 1900s with an added second story. Support Columns and Beams on the first floor were the focus of the scan in order to analyze the building’s structural integrity and bring it up to current required building and loading codes.

Location:
Sandusky, Ohio

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Denver Art Studio

Task:
To scan multiple floors and map out the radiant heat tubing in the flooring prior to concrete being poured. Doing so would allow the client to safely proceed with any cutting, coring, or drilling that may need to be done, without the concern of hitting any tubing or conduit.

Location:
Denver, Colorado

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Vapor Recovery Unit

Task:
To create as-builts of a fuel terminal Vapor Recovery Unit, or VRU.  TruePoint was called in to capture tanks, piping, and other MEP features, as well as secondary containment areas. The client was going to use the data for clash detection and pre-fabrication purposes.  

Location:
Selma, North Carolina

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3D As-Built Modeling: Using High Definition Scanning (HDS) to produce Revit Model

Task:
To complete a 3D survey of a historic Oklahoma City landmark in conjunction with OKC’s urbanization efforts.

Location:
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Former Meat Packaging Plant

Task:
To scan the entire interior of an abandoned warehouse, capturing architectural and structural elements for as-built documentation.

Location:
Detroit, Michigan

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As-is Verification for Oil Vessels Prior to Installation

Task:
To verify welding and wide flange alignments on two (2) separate oil vessels prior to being transported and installed.

Location:
Joplin, Missouri

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Laser Scanning Transforms Weeks of Data Collection Into Days

Task:
To capture the as-is conditions for pre-planning, fabrication, and clash detection for the addition of a new system.


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3D Laser Scanning and Modeling Services
of a Quarry Plant


Task:
To capture dimensions and locations of key features in lime plant, such as overhead conveyors, ductwork, piping, chutes, hoppers, shelter houses, exterior building footprints and steel structure support. 

Location:
Sandusky, Ohio


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Intensity Map Point Cloud of Facade

Construction Surveying
of a Medical Facility's Facade


Task:
To capture the edge of slab of multi-story hospital structure as it was being built to verify it was built to specifications and identify any discrepancies prior to fabrication of building envelope system.

Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio


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Intensity Map Point Cloud of Facade

3D Laser Scanning of a Water Treatment Facility

Task:
To laser scan a series of above ground pipes connecting various solids tanks and filter structures at a water treatment facility. 

Location:
Palm Bay, Florida


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High Definition Scanning for a Construction Survey of an Interior and Exterior As-built

Task: 
To create, as part of the overall engineering survey, an as-built of the interior and exterior of the entire building structure, which included 6 stories of parking garage, 2 floors of retail space and 8 levels of office space. 

Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio

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Laser Scanning Serves to Create As-Builts for Possible Plant Expansion

Task:
To accurately capture the as-built conditions of the interior and exterior of the building. 

Location:
Bowling Green, Kentucky

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Creating a Power Plant As-Built Model using a Non-Contact Measurement Tool

Task:
To capture as much of the as-is conditions of the facility, including overhead obstacles, to be used for pre-planning, fabrication, and clash detection for the addition of new equipment to the plant.

Location:
Point of Rocks, Wyoming

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Point Cloud Overview of Facility Scan Area

3D High Definition Scan of a Historical Fire Station

Task:
To capture the architectural and structural detail of the exterior façade of a historic firehouse being renovated and updated to handle current needs of the fire department. 

Location:
Toledo, Ohio

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3D Laser Scanning of a Michigan Refinery using a Non-Contact Measuring Tool

Task:
To scan part of a complex process piping and support
structure system for a refinery in order to create a base model. The model will be used to plan and design an upgrade to
the existing system.

Location:
Detroit, Michigan

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Laser Scanning of Underground Utility Tunnels

Task:

To map out the existing location and conditions of the underground utility tunnels for a variety of applications including: identifying location, elevations, slope, tunnel structural features, identifying/locating utilities, etc.

Location:
Ann Arbor, Michigan


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3D Laser Scanning Used to Locate and Permanently Capture Underground Utilities

Task:
While following behind Ground Penetrating Radar Services, TruePoint Laser Scanning's task was to create a permanent record of the locations of rebar, post-tension cabling, and electrical conduit in and under the concrete of a parking garage structure and then document GPRS's findings in a 3D CAD model.

Location:
Beckley, West Virginia

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Example of the projects laser scanning deliverables.

3D Laser Scanning Modeling Services Used to Make 3D Model

Task:
Using 3D laser scanning after GPRS marked their findings on the concrete surface, TruePoint was able to capture their markings and the surrounding building structure and put it into a 3D model that the engineers were then able to import into CAD and layout their coring plan.

Location:
Detroit, Michigan

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High Definition Lidar Capture & Model of an Exterior Architectural Facade including Dimensional Details of the Building

Task: 
To capture and model the exterior architectural and dimensional details of a historic church which has a variety of door and window openings, various levels of roofing, and a bell tower.

Location:
New York, New York

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Creating Model As-Builts for a Historical Building

Task:
To capture and document the existing conditions of the historical building’s interior and exterior.

Location:
New Orleans,
Louisiana

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Figure 3 - View of Revit Model of historic building

Lidar Laser Survey of a
Water Purification System

Task:

To scan the three main tanks of a water purification system in order to capture information regarding their exact sizes, locations, and spaces, as well as all of the structural and MEP features associated with the existing units. 


Location:
Malta, New York


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3D Laser Construction Surveying
for Future Renovations

Task:
The entire exterior of a residence needed to be scanned in order to map all of the existing stonework and its exact location so that it can be removed and, then, replaced after future renovation

Location:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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3D Laser Scanning of A Historical Building with Detailed Façade Features

Task:
To scan the exterior of the church and adjacent school building in order to capture the dimensions and features of the two buildings.

Location:
Toledo, Ohio

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Brown Forman Distillery

Task:
Forensic scanning of remaining historically-significant building structure after a fire destroyed most of the building to assist with historical preservation and the re-building process.

Location: 
Whiskey Row – Louisville, KY

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Outdoor Baggage Processing Area

Task:
Utilize LIDAR technology to laser scan the exterior of three building facades surrounding an outdoor baggage processing area of approximately 22,000 square feet. Building columns and significant features were the focus of the scan in order to analyze how a new structure would interact with the existing building.

Location: 
North Canton, Ohio

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3D Laser Scanning of Hospital Kitchen

Task:
Laser Scan the interior of approximately 17,000 SF of Hospital Kitchen to capture all exposed MEP and conduct a floor fill analysis. The contractor and architect also wanted to see where installed systems aligned with their proposed model.

Location: 
Lexington, Kentucky

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3D Laser Scanning of Boiler Room

Task:
Scan the interior of a multi-level building, interior steel platform structure, and exterior facades of a boiler room to identify existing structure, exposed MEP, and basic architectural features such as doors, windows, and walls.

Location:
Finger Lakes Region, New York

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As-is Verification for Denver Power Plant

Task:
To capture as much of the as-is conditions of the facility, including overhead obstacles, to be used for pre-planning, fabrication, and clash detection for the addition of new equipment to the plant.

Location:
Near Denver, Colorado

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3D Laser Scanning and As-Builts Created for Interior Utility Tunnels

Task: 
To laser scan the interior of utility tunnels underneath a college dorm in order to obtain the basic tunnel structure, including walls, ceiling, visible concrete beams, and floor, but focusing, also, on capturing the water main that supplies the fire protection system. 

Location:
Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Lidar Survey Dimensions of a 6-Story Building

Task:
To capture the dimensions of all the window openings on the building.

Location:
Detroit, Michigan

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Construction Field Verification of an Aquarium

Task:
To accurately capture the "as-is" conditions of an existing space so that the client could design a new space and be assured that the MEP components would not clash with existing features.

Location:
Toledo, Ohio

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Model for Construction Verification of a Steel Structure using a Non-Contact Measuring Tool

Task:

The steel is located approximately 100 feet overhead and is, therefore, only accessible using a lift and, in some cases, not even with a lift. In addition, the sheer amount of steel makes it impractical to document using traditional methods.

Location:
Detroit, Michigan


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3D Laser Scanning Model for Construction Verification of Steel Structures

Task:

The construction management firm needed to determine the size and location of steel beams and structure located two stories above the hotel atrium entrance for renovations that were going to take place.

Location:
Chicago, Illinois


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As-Builts Created using 3D Lidar Services

Task:
To create as-builts of the interiors and exteriors of three recently acquired buildings, as well as elevations and contours of the surrounding parking lot area for the purpose of both design planning and the development of a proper drainage system. 

Location:
Sandusky, Ohio

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3D HD Laser Scanning of Interior Facade

Task:
To scan a complex-shaped wall feature so that steel components could be pre-fabricated to fit the wall correctly on first attempt. 

Location:
Columbus, Ohio

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3D Laser Scanning of a Utility Placement at Restaurant used a Non-Contact Measuring

Task:

TruePoint Laser Scanning was to use their scanning equipment and follow behind Ground Penetrating Radar Services as they marked out underground utilities on the ground. TruePoint would scan and capture their findings, which would also include the topographical and surrounding features of the area (building, signage, etc.), and deliver them into a 3D CAD model
.

Location:
Toledo, Ohio


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Laser Scanning Services Used For in Hotel Rooftop Renovation

Task:
In preparation for a hotel’s renovation which was to include a retractable roof, TruePoint would use their laser scanning equipment to create a complete as-built of the hotel’s existing rooftop patio. Additionally, TruePoint would scan to locate the necessary support columns for the fabrication of a new steel support structure to be installed as part of the addition.

Location:
Chicago, Illinois

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3D Laser Scanning of a Pipeline Located Over a River Using Non-Contact Measuring

Task:
To scan a pipeline spanning above a river, in order to capture the pipeline's dimensions and document and analyze its existing condition and support structure, including the extent of pipe sag.

Location:
Gary, Indiana


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Water Tank Analysis

Task:
To scan the interior and exterior of a two-million-gallon water storage tank and provide a detailed tank analysis. The county was interested in documenting and monitoring any changes in the shape of the tank and the contouring of the floor and ceiling slabs over time.

Location:
near Denver, Colorado

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Two Mechanical Rooms

Task:
To capture all visible pieces of equipment in two 20’ x 40’ mechanical rooms. The measurements were used for designing and installing new systems to interface with the existing equipment.

Location:
Galveston, Texas (near Houston)

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Process Facility Near Denver

Task:
To scan multiple areas in the process plant in order to capture information regarding the size, location, and space of existing equipment, along with all the structural and MEP features associated with the units.

Location:
Near Denver, Colorado

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Petroleum Refinery Facility

Task:

To scan an active terminal and load rack and provide the client with a colorized point cloud. The scanning of the facility was requested by the client in order to provide them with as-builts as well as clash detection for future renovation and expansion.

Location:
Charlotte, North Carolina

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Laser Scanning of a Mechanical Room

Task:

To scan the hospital’s mechanical room in order to create a 3D CAD model to be used for facility upgrades, retrofits and avoiding clashes.

 

Location:
Columbus, Ohio



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As-Builts Created using High Definition Scanning

Task:

To create 3D as-built models of five (5) small volume provers to be used for re-engineering and designing future small volume prover trailers.

Location:
Dayton, Ohio


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3D Laser Scanning and Modeling Services of a 250,000+ square foot Manufacturing Facility

Task:
In preparation for plant expansion, the entire interior of a 250,000+ square foot manufacturing facility needed to be scanned in order to create a 3D CAD model of the building.

Location:
Van Buren, Arkansas


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