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TruePoint 3d laser scanned GPR markings for a casino in Florida.

Case Study: TruePoint 3D Laser Scans GPR Markings at Casino in Florida

Location: Hollywood, Florida

Task: TruePoint partnered with Ground Penetrating Radar Systems and a Florida Casino to create an accurate utility map to assist in efficient site excavation. GPRS located and marked all the utilities on this 100-acre property and TruePoint 3D laser scanned the markings. TruePoint’s in-house engineers created 2D drawings of the markings for the client.

Challenge: When locating utilities at a facility that has developed and expanded over the years, there are always unknowns beneath the surface. Very few facilities are able to keep up as-built drawings with the speed of expansion and growth as they meet the demands of their clients. The Casino is no exception to that challenge. The difficulty of creating an accurate utility map for private facilities lies many times in the contractors updating existing maps with new installations. Communication is not always complete, and often times new utilities are not added to existing maps or old utility maps are not merged with new, up-to-date as-built drawings. This can be a nightmare for contractors as they begin excavation and construction on existing facilities without the knowledge of what lies below the surface.

Solutions: GPRS located the utilities and TruePoint 3d scanned the markings and the surrounding facility with a Leica laser scanner. This was determined to be the best route for existing conditions documentation. It ensures safety and efficiency for the client to excavate on the site while mitigating the risk for damage of utilities or injuries.

Deliverable: TruePoint created 2D CAD drawings of the findings for the client. The results are an up-to-date drawing of existing utilities in the ground that can be distributed to the subcontractors completing the digging onsite as well as facility personnel for their records after the project and in the future when new excavation needs arise.

Added Value: GPR markings no longer need to disappear with the paint and flags onsite as time passes by, but can be introduced into a CAD file allowing for long-term documentation of the items found beneath the surface, along with their depth. The risk that was mitigated by 3d laser scanning saved the client not only potential massive costs for damaged utilities but also in project delays and potential damage to existing casino utilities that might have shut down operations at the facility.

For 3D laser scanning services in Miami, FL call 786-858-2412 or email miami@truepointscanning.com.

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TruePoint created 2D drawings of GPR findings for the total casino area.