3D laser scanning technology is more than a tool that makes the surveyor’s job safer and more efficient. It can offer the designer greater detail on existing conditions while advancing the design process. - Mark A. Yeager, P.S., KS Associates, Inc.
Elyria, Ohio (PRWEB) February 24, 2016
KS Associates, Inc., a civil engineering, transportation engineering, and surveying firm located in Elyria, Ohio, will be among the presenting companies at the Annual Cleveland Engineering Society (CES) Design and Construction Conference. The one-day conference takes place on Thursday, March 3, 2016, at LaCentre in Westlake, Ohio. Mark A. Yeager, P.S., KS Associates’ Director of Surveying and 3D Laser Scanning Services, will lead an informative breakout session entitled, “Applying 3D Laser Scanning to Public Infrastructure Design Projects.”
Yeager will explain how 3D laser scanning can be a game-changer in the way design professionals approach public infrastructure projects. According to Yeager, “3D laser scanning technology is more than a tool that makes the surveyor’s job safer and more efficient. It can offer the designer greater detail on existing conditions while advancing the design process.”
Using real-world bridge and roadway projects as examples, Yeager will walk attendees through the workflow process — from how to easily import scan data into software that the design professional may already be familiar with, such as MicroStation or compatible freeware, then using that data to augment the design.
Attendees will learn how point clouds generated from scanning operations can bring a site to life on the designer’s desktop. Yeager noted, “Rather than working with two-dimensional CAD files, designers can see existing site features in virtual reality, with three-dimensional representations.” The demonstration will show how distances, heights, and elevations can be extracted from the scan data to answer questions quickly, giving designers much more confidence in matching existing conditions.
The discussion will also shed light on practical uses of 3D laser scanning and considerations that should be taken into account when requesting the application for a project. Explaining 3D laser scanning benefits and limitations will help determine the cost effectiveness of the technology for engineering and design projects. Yeager noted, “Understanding the application and the best use of laser scanning is ultimately the key to elevating the design process.”
About KS Associates, Inc.:
KS Associates, Inc. is a civil engineering, transportation engineering, and land surveying firm founded in 1987. The firm provides planning, design, and construction phase services related to public infrastructure projects in the areas of transportation, water, waste water and storm water; coastal engineering services; site development engineering services for institutional, commercial and residential uses; land surveying and mapping services; and 3D laser scanning services. For more information visit: http://www.ksassociates.com
About the Cleveland Engineering Society (CES):
The Cleveland Engineering Society is a non-profit professional development organization serving engineering and technical professionals by providing valued and topical conferences, professional testing review courses, networking, and leadership opportunities. CES fosters the exchange of information and ideas to advance development and recognition of the region as a technology center. The Annual Design & Construction Conference & Tradeshow is a networking and educational forum that brings together the area’s key design and construction professionals from the public and private sectors; engineers, architects, developers, planners, investors, owners, contractors, officials and others. Keynote speakers will address the upcoming RNC Convention, opportunities in Northeast Ohio, and industry issues. They will also share knowledge, solutions and best practices. Twelve breakout sessions will focus on our region’s growth and the opportunities, as well as advances in technology, construction and infrastructure. For more information about CES and to register for the conference, go to http://www.cesnet.org.