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How to Use Non-destructive Concrete Imaging Methods In Municipal Infrastructure Renewal

President Biden just unveiled a $4 billion blueprint to update a 150-year-old rail tunnel in Maryland as the latest project in the federal government’s bid to overhaul U.S. concrete infrastructure.

Guide to 3D Laser Scanning for Concrete Construction

Assessing concrete has previously relied on inherently unreliable methods for gathering information.The advent of 3D laser scanning has allowed contractors, inspectors, and designers to easily identify issues and reduce errors with millimeter-accurate data.

FIELD NOTES: GPRS Goes Above and Beyond

Located in Buena Park, California, just ten minutes from the Anaheim resort area, Knott’s started as an actual berry farm in the early 1920s. The property’s first expansion was a tearoom that quickly became a restaurant specializing in fried chicken.

10 Modern Tools for Utility Locating & Their Benefits

Since its founding in 2001, GPRS has striven to be at the cutting edge of utility locating technology because what’s underneath matters – to your timeline, your budget, and your safety.

A Guide to Laser Scanning

3D laser scanners are powerful instruments capable of mapping a space in exact 3D detail. The reality capture of buildings and sites delivers huge advantages for all kinds of construction and engineering projects from providing as-built site documentation, monitoring construction progress, and creating design models.

How Does a TruView Work?

A TruView is a file used in portable software designed for easy and intuitive sharing of point clouds, design models, mark-ups and more. TruViews are 3-dimensional photographs overlaid on top of the point cloud data.

GPR or 3D Laser Scanning In Concrete Construction?

When ground penetrating radar (GPR) burst onto the scene decades ago, it quickly replaced X-ray as the preeminent tool for precision concrete scanning.

GPRS Helps Scan 175-Year-Old Church To Find Historical Artifacts

It’s not every day that GPRS investigates a nearly 175-year-old stone church to see if a historical treasure trove might be buried within its foundation.

Silicosis: The deadly, but preventable threat to construction workers

It’s a type of pulmonary fibrosis - or scarring of the lungs – resulting from years of inhaling minuscule slivers of silica, a material commonly found in sand, quartz, and other types of rock used on construction sites across the globe.

The Importance Of Water Loss Surveys For Large Facilities & Municipalities

Big underground water leaks and the devastating erosion they cause don’t appear out of thin air. When you see sensational news stories about sinkholes swallowing cars or whole houses, there were months, years, and even decades of water loss that either went undetected – or ignored – until it was too late. 

Cross Bores: The Unseen Danger

Cross bores such as this one are a deadly byproduct of trenchless technology. GPRS Video Pipe Inspections can help locate these dangerous subsurface anomalies before they cause injury or worse.

Point Clouds: Your Questions Answered

Point cloud data is the term used to refer to the data points collected for a given geographical area, terrain, building, or space. A LiDAR point cloud dataset is created when an area is laser scanned using LiDAR, or light detection and ranging.

Video Pipe Inspection & Routine Water Loss Survey Programs Can Prevent Water Main Breaks By Finding Faults And Leaks Early

The failing health of the country’s outdated waterworks is not a new problem. A Scientific American article penned back in 2016 noted that most of the water mains in the United States need to be upgraded or replaced after decades of exposure to corrosive soil has left them pitted or otherwise structurally compromised.

Using 3D Laser Scanning For Advanced Analysis

Data can be assessed on a computer in a 3D space, allowing clients to get a real view of the site without actually having to physically be there. Data is accurate, measurable, sharable, and editable. Custom deliverables, such as 2D CAD drawings and 3D BIM models can be created to bring clarity and resolution to project

How We Use Laser Scanning Equipment & Data Platforms To Create 2D & 3D Maps & Models

GPRS/TruePoint 3D Laser Scanning Services make hyper-accurate as-builts, 2D CAD drawings, 3D BIM models and meshes, and interactive 3D walkthrough tours a reality for a wide variety of construction-related industries through our photogrammetry, LiDAR scanning, and visualization solutions.

How Much Does It Cost To Rent Or Buy Utility Locating Equipment?

Locating public and private underground utilities is vital to the safety of any job requiring excavation and could be the difference between finishing a construction or renovation project on time and on budget, or suffering the huge cost overruns and downtime of damage caused by a utility strike.

What Do the Utility Marking Colors Mean?

Markings like these are everywhere, especially around new construction. What do these flags and spray-painted markings mean? If you are wondering the answer to these questions, then you’re in the right place.

What Is The NavVis VLX Mobile Mapping System & How Does It Work?

The NavVis VLX is a mobile mapping system designed for 3D laser scanning, providing accurate as-built documentation of buildings and construction sites. Built for architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) applications, it produces accurate point clouds, digital twins, scan-to-BIM models and CAD 2D drawings.

Day in the Life Training Blog

A Day In The Life: How Project Managers Learn To Scan Concrete With GPR Project Managers use Ground Penetrating Radar to scan concrete slab to locate post-tension features like electrical conduit, rebar, and other structural reinforcements.

Monday Night Football at Gillette Stadium Featured The Famous Group’s ‘Flying Razor’ Mixed Reality Experience

During the Bears vs. Patriots Monday Night Football game at Gillette Stadium that aired on October 24, 2022, a 45-second virtual reality video campaign promoted the Gillette Exfoliating Bar Razor.

Non-destructive Concrete Structural Analysis Could Mitigate Liability In Florida Condominiums

Structural engineers, architects, and concrete restoration companies in Florida have a very big job in front of them. The engineers and architects have to certify the structural integrity of every high-rise condominium building in the state by providing “Milestone Inspections” that must be completed by Dec. of 2024

GPRS Can Assess Damage After a Natural Disaster

From hurricanes and tropical storms to earthquakes and tornadoes, natural disasters cause extensive damage to buildings and infrastructure. The effects are immediate. Buildings and sites can be full of potential safety hazards – buildings shift, structural integrity is compromised, pipes are damaged, and concrete conce

How Does Photogrammetry Work?

Photogrammetry is the science and technology of obtaining reliable information about physical objects and the environment through the process of recording, measuring, and interpreting photographic images.

3D Scanning Missing From National BIM Standards

If you’re in the architecture, design, real estate, or construction engineering industries, you may have seen the recent update from NIBS (The National Institute of Building Sciences) regarding their ongoing initiative to create a nationwide standard for BIM models in architecture and design.

Training Manuals

Utility Locating: Electromagnetic Locating
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Ground Penetrating Radar: Rebar Slabs
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Ground Penetrating Radar: Dielectrics
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Concrete Scanning – Slab-On-Grade
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Ribbed Slab Construction: Slab Type – Ribbed and Waffle
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Understanding Decking from a Concrete Scanning Perspective
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Understanding Decking from a Concrete Scanning Perspective - Hollow Core
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