Project Profiles - 3D Scanning


3D Scanning: Tufas Boulder Lounge

posted Aug 31, 2018, 3:22 AM by Louis Rodriguez   [ updated Aug 31, 2018, 3:48 AM ]

PHILADELPHIA, PA (3D Scanning) - Rodriguez Consulting LLC (Rodriguez), under contract with Tufas Boulder Lounge provided 3D laser scanning and building documentation services to support the renovation of a 5,500 SF warehouse into a rock climbing gym in Philadelphia.  Rodriguez measured the existing conditions of the warehouse and created a 3D laser point cloud scan file that was used by the design team for climbing wall design, facility layout and space allocation for the new gym. Particular attention was given to the existing mechanical room, utilities and the overhead beams that were going to be used to support the prefabricated climbing infrastructure. 

Rodriguez Contribution

Rodriguez was responsible for capturing and portraying the physical elements of this warehouse using the following technologies: 
  • 3D Scanning – The existing conditions of the interior of the warehouse were scanned and documented using a FARO Focus X330 Laser Scanner which collected a highly detailed 3D point cloud that was combined with high-resolution imagery. 
  • Data Registration– the individual 3D scans (point clouds)  were registered using Faro SCENE and compiled into one seamless point cloud.  The resulting point cloud data was cleaned, colored and exported into .pts and .rcp file for use in creating 3D and 2D models by the designer/manufacturer, Futurist Climbing, for the purposes of fabricating climbing infrastructure.
  • SCENE Webshare Cloud- The point cloud data and imagery were exported to Faro SCENE Webshare Cloud, which the client to have access to a 360-degree  panoramic view of the data over the Internet using a simple web browser.  The client project manager and technical team were able to them add notes and take measurements directly from the scan viewer, and link it to the documentation.


3D Scanning: ADA Curb Ramp Compliance Documentation

posted Aug 12, 2017, 4:57 AM by Louis Rodriguez   [ updated Oct 15, 2017, 6:10 AM ]

PHILADELPHIA, PA (3D Scanning) - Rodriguez Consulting (Rodriguez) performed post-construction ADA Compliance surveys and documentation of four (4) ADA Ramps that were constructed as part of the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) North Central Phase II Development.  Rodriguez provided PHA and our client, CICADA Architecture/Planning, Inc., a single-source, full-service solution to ensure ADA compliance by providing life-cycle (cradle to grave) compliance solution.  By utilizing 3D interactive imaging with on-screen measurements and annotations added by our ADA experts, our compliance survey provided the project team with real insight into any identified compliance issues.  The owner and client were able to virtually walk the site from their computer, tablet or smart-phone, allowing them to make informed decisions on future direction and remedy on their properties.

Rodriguez Contribution
Rodriguez was responsible for capturing and portraying the physical elements of this project site using the following services/ technologies: 
  • ADA Compliance - Rodriguez ADA experts prepared PennDOT’s inspection forms, CS4401, and required documentation for each curb ramp and coordinated approval with the Philadelphia Streets Department.
  • 3D Scanning – Each constructed ADA ramp was scanned using a FARO Focus X330 Laser Scanner which collected a highly detailed point cloud that was combined with high resolution imagery. 
  • Fara SCENE Data Registration– individual 3D scans (point clouds)  were registered using Faro SCENE and compiled into seamless point clouds for each ADA ramp.  Automated routines were employed for  inspecting ramp slopes and cross slopes for compliance with ADA requirement.
  • Faro SCENE Webshare Cloud- The point cloud data and imagery were exported to Faro SCENE Webshare Cloud, providing the client, owner and contractor with a 360-degree  panoramic view of the data over the Internet using a simple web browser.  The project team were able to add notes and take measurements directly from the scan viewer, and link it to reports, forms and documentation.
For More Information on ADA Compliance in Philadelphia

"Philadelphia Streets Department - Regulations Governing Construction of ADA-Compliant Curb Ramps." Philadelphia Streets Department. Retrieved August 12, 2017.

"Philadelphia Streets Department - ADA CURB RAMP DESIGN/ CONSTRUCTION APPROVAL SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS." Philadelphia Streets Department, 9/13/2012. Retrieved August 12, 2017.


Contact Sara Poindexter (sara@rodriguezconsulting.biz) or Lou Rodriguez (lou@rodriguezconsulting.biz) at 215-839-8087 for more information on how Rodriguez can help you meet your ADA compliance needs.

3D Scanning: Public Art - Thomas Jefferson University, THE BEACON

posted Aug 11, 2017, 6:54 PM by Louis Rodriguez   [ updated Aug 13, 2017, 6:43 AM ]

PHILADELPHIA, PA (3D Scanning) - Rodriguez Consulting LLC (Rodriguez), under contract with Thomas Jefferson University, provided 3D laser scanning services for an architecture exhibit that was created in Lubert Plaza, Philadelphia, as a part of Design Philadelphia 2016 Festival.  THE  BEACON – “Where Design and Technology meet Medicine to Empower People”, is an experiment in generative architecture and functions to stimulate new ideas between medicine and design. It’s a collaboration with The Beacon: Health + Wellness Futures by MEDstudio at JEFF and Jenny Sabin Studio, who lead the architectural design.   

Rodriguez Contribution
Rodriguez was responsible for capturing and portraying the physical elements of this unique public art display using the following technologies: 
  • 3D Scanning – The public space  was scanned using FARO Focus X330 Laser Scanner which collected a highly detailed point cloud that was combined with high resolution imagery. 
  • Data Registration– individual 3D scans (point clouds)  were registered using Faro SCENE and compiled into one seamless point cloud.  The resulting point cloud  data was cleared, colored and exported into .pts and .rcp file for use in creating 3D and 2D models.. 
  • SCENE Webshare Cloud- The point cloud data and imagery were exported to Faro SCENE Webshare Cloud, which the client to have access to a 360-degree  panoramic view of the data over the Internet using a simple web browser.  The client project manager and technical team were able to then add notes and take measurements directly from the scan viewer, and link it to the documentation.
For More Information on THE BEACON

"THE BEACON"Jenny Sabin Studio. Retrieved August 11, 2017.




New Bus Shelters in Philadelphia

posted Feb 17, 2016, 10:28 AM by magda@rodriguezconsulting.biz

We are going to have hundreds of new bus shelters in  Philadelphia over the next five years. 

Rodriguez Consulting was awarded a new contract with TITAN to provide Professional Engineering & Land Surveying Services in the city of Philadelphia to support the installation of new bus shelters throughout the city.  TITAN is providing installation, and maintenance of advertising for Out-of-Home media in 31 North American markets.  This project will result in the replacement of all 300 of the city’s existing bus shelters and will also entail the installation of 300 additional bus shelters around the city in areas with high ridership and the construction of benches at bus stops with lower ridership outside of Center City.

Rodriguez has been working with TITAN on various bus shelter site designs and permitting since June 2015. We are proud to be working with TITAN on this new transportation upgrade for Philadelphia.

Rodriguez's scope involves preforming detailed topographic surveys of existing conditions and preparation of site plans for the proposed bus shelters. Rodriguez utilized a combination of conventional surveying and 3D laser scanning technology to collect extremely detailed and accurate data of the existing site locations. Our surveys were also referenced to the official Philadelphia City Plan house lines and curb lines in order to establish the right-of-way and adjacent roadway widths. Our engineers prepared site design plans for the proposed bus shelters to meet the requirements of the Philadelphia Streets Department.

Rodriguez is excited to be able to utilize our Faro X330 3D scanner and our engineering expertise to be a part of such an exciting project.


View of Point Cloud at Broad and Arch Street, Philadelphia

Walnut and 7th Street, Philadelphia


Broad and Arch Street, Philadelphia

Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA - Intersection Surveys and 3D Scanning

posted Nov 4, 2015, 12:39 PM by magda@rodriguezconsulting.biz   [ updated Nov 4, 2015, 1:24 PM ]

Broad Street Intersections, Philadelphia, PA  - April 2015

Rodriguez Consulting LLC (Rodriguez), under contract with Urban Engineers, Inc. provided land surveying and mapping services for intersections of South Broad Street at Walnut, Chestnut, and Samson, utilizing conventional surveying and 3D Lidar scanning technologies. 

Rodriguez provided professional engineering and land surveying services to survey and prepare an existing condition plans for the following intersections:

  • Broad & Walnut (1,000 L.F.)
  • Broad & Chestnut (1,000 L.F.)
  • Broad & Samson (500 L.F.)
  • Moravian St. (50 L.F.) 
ADA ramp designs were developed as follows:
  • Broad & Walnut (8 Ramps)
  • Broad & Chestnut (8 Ramps)
Rodriguez Contribution: 
  • Control Survey – Horizontal and Vertical survey control was established throughout the project site utilizing global positioning systems (GPS) as required to perform the survey tasks.
  • Utility Survey – Existing rim, top of grate and invert elevations were obtained for storm and sanitary sewer facilities within the project limits in accordance with the RFP, PWD Standards, and generally accepted land surveying standards and practices.
  • Utility Coordination– Rodriguez contacted Pennsylvania (PA) One Call requesting a Routine Location request (street markup) and a Design Notification (utility plans/ as-builts) for the project area. Utility information was added to the base map and adjusted according to the field survey information.
  • Topographic Survey – A Topographic Survey was prepared in accordance with the RFP, PWD Standards, and generally acceptable land surveying standards and practices. The survey was prepared at an appropriate scale with a one (1) foot contour interval and/or spot elevations in General Survey areas and half foot contours on detailed survey areas.
  • Existing Conditions Site Plan Preparation– Rodriguez prepared an Existing Conditions Site Plan for the project site incorporating the information obtained via the Topographic Survey. Compiled field information was prepared in a CAD environment and includes the preparation of a survey plat.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rodriguez Team scanning on Broad St.


 Estimated Cost:           Design Services: $65,000  
 Technologies:
  • GPS Data Collection
  • Topographic & Utility Survey
  • LiDAR 3D Scanning
  • AutoCad Civil 3D
 
 Site Facts:
  • Site Area: 3,000 L.F.
  • S. Broad St. through Walnut, Chestnut, and Samson. 
 


Our Geospatial Specialist Joanna Sajewska prepared 3D scene from Broad Street Intersections project. 



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