The hydro dam management requested the scanning and modeling of the intake system. The facility did not have as built drawings of the equipment to be upgraded.
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. If traditional “measuring up” was used, the results would be inaccurate.
Correct As Built Drawings – The exact as built was delivered in 3D.
Data in Difficult Terrain – Using traditional methods of measuring up would be exceedingly difficult due to the steep incline on 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.