The hydro dam management requested the scanning and modeling of the intake system. The facility did not have as-built drawings available for upgrade planning of aging equipment.
AsBuilt was contracted to collect the as-is conditions of the dam intake arrangement. The data was collected in an 8-hour window and converted to 3D model space within 2 weeks. The dams within the system are in remote locations. Gathering information without scanning would be time consuming and dangerous.
Correct As Built Drawings – An exact as built was delivered in 3D.
Data in Difficult Terrain – Using traditional methods of measuring up would be exceedingly difficult due to the environment in which the equipment was located.
Group Collaboration – Taking a group of engineers or contractors to the field location would be extremely dangerous and risky. Once collected, the data and modeling were easy to review.
Retrofit Design – Design is simplified once accurate data is provided. It is impossible to design a correct solution when designing from inaccurate data.