Reliable Data for Planning and Design - The Dartmouth General Hospital

Nova Scotia’s Department of Transportation & Infrastructure awarded SDMM a contract to document current site and building conditions of the Dartmouth General Hospital (DGH). Utilizing both 3d laser scanning and traditional survey methods, SDMM mapped the entire site as well as the exterior building elevations, roof, and 5th floor interior spaces. We delivered 2d and 3d documentation that NSTIR provided to their consultants (Dialog Design/Lydon Lynch) upon awarding the tender for the Design/Development of Phase 1 of the DGH ICFF renovation and expansion project.

Make it fit the first time!

The annual plant maintenance shutdown for this pulp & paper producer is a time when critical infrastructure upgrades and repairs are undertaken. Everything must go according to a fixed schedule so that the plant can restart on time. Any delays can severely impact the start of production and cost the owners money. Particularly problematic is the use of traditional on-site fabrication methods to replace aging and worn piping that is complex in shape and size as well as unique to the environment; meaning, replacement parts need to be custom built. After learning about our laser scanning and modelling services, NP contracted SDMM to scan and model a segment of a high-pressure blow line that needed replacing. SDMM delivered a 3d model (Autodesk Inventor) and 2d fabrication drawings that were used by a sub-contractor to fabricate the new segment off-site. The “exact fit” replacement was delivered to the Mill and was installed without a hitch, allowing the production line to be restarted as scheduled.

The Avalon Mall

Crombie REIT, one of Canada's leading national retail property landlords, was planning a large-scale cosmetic renovation and site redevelopment of the Avalon Mall in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and lacked reliable as-built records. A site of over 72 acres including commercial office towers, strip mall plazas, a parkade and 500,000+ square feet of leasable space, the Avalon Mall project required an accurate and comprehensive view of existing conditions that could be shared among the various consultants who were conceptualizing and planning future renovation options.  Using Scan-to-BIM workflows, SDMM were able to accurately and efficiently capture the entire interior and exterior of the Avalon Mall, including the other buildings on the property, and create as-is BIMs for each of them.

Industrial Plant Refit and Spatial Accuracy

BioVectra were set to embark on a refit of a recently acquired plant when they discovered that there were no as-built records to provide to their design-build team. Due to the complexity of the existing space, the required installation of new, larger equipment, and the multiple systems planned for the refit, BioVectra had a critical need for accurate information about the existing conditions of their facility. Working with BioVectra's project manager, Lindsay Construction, SDMM was contracted to scan and model a portion of the plant's interior including the architectural envelope, structural components, mechanical equipment and other plant features. As a result of SDMM's 3D deliverables, BioVectra was able to better define the scope of the construction project and share that information with their contractors.

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