The arena at the University of Dayton is undergoing an extensive $72 million renovation of their iconic basketball facility that will feature new premier seating, an expanded concourse, and changes to the building’s exterior. However, athletic facility renovations, such as this, can be challenging to document. The large, open areas and difficult to reach spaces make traditional methods of documentation nearly obsolete. With this in mind, the University of Dayton and their design team called on TrueScan to provide detailed color scans of the entire building including the exterior, arena area, concourse, locker rooms, and mechanical spaces.

Documenting an area of this size calls for careful planning, an understanding of complex geometries, and application of common surveying practices. The TrueScan team spent less than 2 weeks on site using a single scanning crew to perform the work. During that time, TrueScan recorded approximately 650 color scans. Once field scanning operations were complete, the scans were combined into a single point cloud to be used by the design team as a base for the project.  The information gathered by TrueScan allowed the design team to start with an accurate, up to date base drawing for the project. This eliminated many potential issues for the team during design and construction. In addition, the information collected was given to the general contractor at the beginning of construction, so they could better understand details of how the existing building was constructed.

Ultimately, TrueScan utilized both its extensive experience working on sports and entertainment projects plus its knowledge of completing large and complex projects to help ensure the project was a success. The TrueScan team was able to bring an understanding of the existing facility to the design team that would not have been achievable by typical field documentation practices

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