TrueScan was selected by the project architect to perform laser scanning, unmanned aerial surveying (UAS), and 3D modeling services for a historic residence hall complex in the Midwest. The complex consisted of three residence hall buildings totaling approximately 150,000sf that was to be renovated as part of an upcoming campus design project. The TrueScan team spent around two weeks in the field performing interior and exterior scans of the building spaces. Aerial imagery collected with an unmanned aerial vehicle (aka drone) was used to supplement the laser scan data across the site, particularly on the steeply pitched roofs of the three buildings. Complicating the fieldwork was the fact that the residence halls were occupied during this time, so project coordination was of the utmost importance. In all, the TrueScan team performed over 2,000 field scans.
Once field scanning was completed, the TrueScan team provided a Revit model of all scan data captured. The model provided was a LOD 200 model, but with a higher level of detail on the facades and select interior spaces. The schedule was of the utmost importance to the project design team, so TrueScan worked on an accelerated schedule to provide the scans and model as quickly as possible and meet the client’s needs.