A GPRS Case Study

BIM Model Aids Design Renovations for Stadium

BIM Model Aids Design Renovations for Stadium
"This renovation is about excellence."
Michael Alford
Florida State Vice President and Director of Athletics

Highlights

THE BIG IDEA

A BIM model allowed the architect to plan precise renovations to the stadium’s layout, from design changes and material selection, to cost estimation and construction phasing, with ease.

INDUSTRY

Stadiums, Arenas & Theatres

SERVICE

3D Laser Scanning 3D BIM Modeling

LOCATION

Tallahassee, Florida

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PROJECT APPLICATION

LiDAR laser scanners document architectural, structural, and MEP system dimensions, locations, and layout; plus utility markings and concrete imaging with 2-4 millimeter accuracy, delivering precise existing conditions data. GPRS transformed the point cloud into a custom 3D BIM models to expedite renovation planning.

TASK

GPRS 3D Laser Scanning Services delivered as-builts and a 3D BIM model to Florida State University for a $255-million-dollar renovation project to update Doak Campbell Stadium with a number of new, modern seating experiences, including founder’s boxes, and a field level club.

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Task

GPRS 3D Laser Scanning Services delivered as-builts and a 3D BIM model to Florida State University for a $255-million-dollar renovation project to update Doak Campbell Stadium with a number of new, modern seating experiences, including founder’s boxes, and a field level club.

PROBLEM

  • A vast amount of space required as-built documentation, over 600,000 sq. ft. needed 3D laser scanned and modeled.
  • The renovation changes were complex. A BIM model was needed to provide the stadium owners a better understanding of the architecture and design updates.
  • Our client needed a single source of data, where all architects on the team could see the latest design and document their changes.

Solution

  • The exterior and interior of the stadium were 3D laser scanned with 2-4 millimeter precision, including three concourse levels, stadium seating, and suites.
  • GPRS delivered an intensity map point cloud, TruView viewer files, and a Revit 2021 3D model of the stadium.
  • The ArchiCAD model contained both 3D design elements, such as walls and columns, and 2D drafting elements like dimensions, text and labels.
  • Working from precise details in the 3D model, renovations can be designed right the first time, saving time and costly change orders.

Benefits

  • The architect utilized the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process to provide their clients a better understanding of the complexities of architecture and design.
  • Technical construction drawings (floor plan views, elevation views, cross-sections, iso-metric representations, etc.) can be effortlessly created from the 3D BIM model and shared with all disciplines.
  • A BIM model allows architects to plan precise renovations, from design changes and material selection, to cost estimation and construction phasing.

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