There are a variety of “reality capture” technologies and techniques on the market, many worthy of being put in the field, combining these technologies and processes are giving us the best results.
Historic Santa Ana YMCA begins its journey back to the community.
Pointknown contracted to capture 160,000 SF over 7 Floors of Class A Office Space. Utilizing PKNail Pro and SLAM Devices and Software captured the entire property over a single evening. While processing the data was not inconsequential so was the low impact of the survey teams on a 90% occupied building. Pointknown produced new floorplans for the building, space calculations, BOMA reporting and color coded floorplans per tenant.
Pointknown was tasked with capturing Ocean Spray’s HQ, over 160,000 SF of Office Space and Labs over 3 Floors set on hundreds of acres of woods and bogs in Lakeville, MA. Because of the nature of the building and deliverable we were able to capture the bulk of the features and geometry directly with PKNail Pro, allowing us to measure and model in real time in the field. Interior Wall Partitioning, Bathroom Layouts, Windows and Doors. After the geometry was completed we placed the acoustical tile grids, and placed objects directly with the Revit interface.
For surveying and documenting buildings having a set of tools allows a provider to offer the right solution set to your clients. Not everything's a nail so carry more than a hammer. We first developed PKNail Pro because we needed another tool set in the field, and started offering it commercially because clients asked us if we would provide it. Does it do everything, no; it was intended and designed to capture typical conditions very well, and quickly by turning measurements directly into Revit based objects, walls, windows doors, locate / place wall based objects from plumbing to electrical to fire protection and it does that very well.
Quote of the Project Upon Early Arrival and Hearing Barking/Howling: "No...those aren't dogs, those are coyotes."