CASE STUDIES

BAM - PLANT ROOM 3D SURVEY

01 JANUARY / 2016

Sector: PROCESS PLANTS


Digital Surveys carried out a complex MEP 3D Survey for BAM Design


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Working with BAM design Digital Surveys 3D laser scanned a complex plant room. The scanning was carried out at high accuracy and in full colour. Once registered into an accurate data set the point cloud was traced around to create a detailed 3D MEP model. When modelling plant rooms they can either be modeled as working systems which requires a trade off in accuracy or as there true 'as is' state. For most projects including this one the model is required for coordination purposes and to mitigate any clashes rather than act as a fully functioning MEP system.
To assist with the modeling process Clear Edge software was used to automatically extract some of the piping. This greatly improves the efficiency for modelling pipe runs, however it still requires considerable cleaning up and a vigorous manual QA procedure.