A GPRS Case Study

GPRS 3D Laser Scans The Kennedy Space Center

GPRS 3D Laser Scans The Kennedy Space Center

Highlights

THE BIG IDEA

INDUSTRY

SERVICE

3D Laser Scanning Mapping & Modeling

LOCATION

Cape Canaveral, Florida

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Deliverables

An LOD 300 Revit model was produced and delivered to the client. The registered point cloud data in an Autodesk Recap .rcs file format along with JetStream viewer files were delivered to the client.

PROJECT APPLICATION

TASK

The Kennedy Space Center used GPRS 3D laser scanning services during recent upgrades to Launch Complex 39B. Our client was installing piping from the mechanical room under the launch pad up to the surface where they terminate, rerouting overhead piping through the mechanical room, as well as, removing and installing new equipment. GPRS delivered accurate and reliable as-built data for the Kennedy Space Center to plan upgrades and reroute piping.

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Task

The Kennedy Space Center used GPRS 3D laser scanning services during recent upgrades to Launch Complex 39B. Our client was installing piping from the mechanical room under the launch pad up to the surface where they terminate, rerouting overhead piping through the mechanical room, as well as, removing and installing new equipment. GPRS delivered accurate and reliable as-built data for the Kennedy Space Center to plan upgrades and reroute piping.

PROBLEM

The client needed fast and accurate as-built documentation of the project areas so they could effectively plan upgrades and piping routes and note any clash points. Understanding exactly where the mechanical room equipment was located below the launch pad surface was crucial to this project and difficult to determine using a method other than 3D laser scanning.

Solution

The GPRS Mapping & Modeling Team delivered an LOD 300 3D BIM model of the structural and MEP details. Accurate information helped the client plan for the equipment and piping and determine the vertical penetration points. This saved time and money by prefabricating the piping offsite and minimizing rework from misaligned pipes and equipment.

Benefits

Our client will save time and money otherwise spent on countless man hours pulling hand measurements in the field. The deliverable from GPRS will provide 2-4mm accuracy, and include much more detailed virtual design information than could have been captured in the field by taking hand measurements. Clashes can also be spotted more easily during the design phase of a project before work is started on site, eliminating additional design changes, costs and project delays. Laser scanning offers a perspective of the space that no other technology can. By cutting sections of the point cloud the client can accurately see how two separate spaces relate and align to one another.

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