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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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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 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 Built Historic Building Denver

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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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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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 Scanning of 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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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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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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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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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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Denver Office Scans Canopy in Boulder, Colorado

Task:
To provide the client with precise measurements in order to place a new canopy façade.

Location: 
Boulder, Colorado

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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

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 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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