For complex surfaces or large areas of surfaces that require high levels of flatness or levelness, using a high definition laser scanner offers millions of coordinate data points for verification or detection of anomalies that cannot otherwise easily or quickly be acquired. From offices to high density storage facilities, synthetic surface playing fields, to high-speed race tracks, the ability to rapidly and accurately measure and model large surfaces can highlight the small imperfections that can make a big difference.
In West Whiteland Township, post-construction high definition surveying was utilized over 12,000 square feet of concrete floor to identify irregularities in placement that prohibited the installation of finishes, equipment and furnishings. Contour plans with color banding and spot elevations to demonstrate where problem areas were located, with 1/8-inch accuracy aided the client and contractors to swiftly repair and to rule out structural deficiencies. A similar analysis was performed for the roof to identify slope and stormwater drain placement.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Patrick McCoy, PE, LEED AP, CSDP