Virtual Construction

Theodore Roosevelt High School

[metaslider id=4518]   Highlights Location Washington, DC Project Manager(s) Bob Bonk, LS Services Provided DA Virtual Surveying/Scanning Completion Date 2013 Through the use of survey scanning technologies and BIM software, Draper Aden Associates provided the general contractor and project architect a 3D model of existing conditions for a 156,000 SF, three-story high school. The design and construction team was interested in a detailed model that included the location of walls (including any recesses and alcoves), doors and windows (including the extent of trim), and the extent of any wainscot tile in the building. A total of 380 scans were collected in the field and processed to form a complete point butt representation of the existing building. Once the point butt was created, the building was modeled using Autodesk Revit software, creating a comprehensive 3D representation of the entire existing high school.   [wpbgallery id=4514] ...

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East End Theater

[metaslider id=4524]   Highlights Location Richmond, VA Project Manager(s) Dave Spriggs, PE Services Provided DA Virtual Construction DA Economic Development Surveying/Scanning Structural Engineering Completion Date 2015 Draper Aden Associates helped to preserve a community landmark through work on the neglected East End Theater in Richmond’s historical Church Hill neighborhood. We handled the structural engineering needs for the renovation as well as the expansion. Since no documentation was available for the building, Draper Aden Associates utilized new technology to create an interactive building information model (BIM) for the structure. This scanning technology was critical to the project because it showed that, although the roof was gone, the roof framing could still be used, saving the developer $100,000 and making the renovation more feasible. The firm utilized self-supporting floors in order to create commercial space and two floors of apartments. Challenged by poor soil conditions and the need to maintain the existing shell of the theater, Draper Aden Associates solved a variety of issues using innovative solutions and...

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