Historic Site Experiences Modernization

The Alexander, a 240-unit multi-residential and commercial property, is being developed by Killam Properties at the site of the historic Brewery Market and Keith Hall. Prior to the start of design development, Killam’s project engineers, CBCL, advised them that the lack of current, reliable, existing conditions information for the adjacent historical building could negatively impact the design and should be addressed up front to avoid problems during construction. CBCL, already familiar with our Scan-to-BIM services from prior projects, asked SDMM to propose a solution and scope of work to deliver an existing conditions model plus 2d documentation of the site for use by the architects and engineers. Comprehensive 2d & 3d information about the entire site, including relevant portions of the vertical structures (existing buildings) affected by construction, view planes, and a topographical surface was delivered to Michael Napier Architects and CBCL serving as their basis for design and development of construction documentation.

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.

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.

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