Long Range Laser Scanning & Digital Mapping Essential to 1,000 Mile Relocation of Historical Church Building

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As part of its BIM services, 3D Engineering Solutions employed long range laser scanning and digital mapping to capture exact position and orientation of each stone of a historical church building being relocated more than 1,000 miles from Middletown, Ohio to Bee Cave, Texas.

Image of fly through video created by 3D Engineering Solutions after using long range laser scanning to capture details of church building being moved from Ohio to Texas.

Complete with gothic revival windows and Bedford stone, the First Baptist Church Building of Middletown, Ohio stood since 1904. Now, with the help of 3D Engineering Solutions and under the direction of Reserections, Inc., the building has moved more than 1,000 miles to Bee Cave, Texas. In preparation for the move, 3D Engineering Solutions employed long range laser scanning and digital mapping to capture intricate details of the building that was then disassembled by hand and reconstructed upon relocation. 3D Engineering created a precise 3D CAD record of the position and orientation of each stone used to construct the church. “Our engineers captured data from many different lines of site using our Faro Focus 3D advanced long range laser scanner, which has a volumetric accuracy of 2mm,” said Rob Glassburn, 3D Engineering Solutions’ Vice President of Operations.

The 3D CAD model and data files generated by 3D Engineering Solutions were used by architects and engineers working to reconstruct the historic structure, which will be fully modernized and featured as part of an antique and architectural artifact mall near Austin. 3D Engineering Solutions ensured all internal and external surfaces of the structure were digitally preserved, helping to ensure reconstruction accuracy. A fly through video was created after scanning was complete.

About 3D Engineering Solutions:

3D Engineering Solutions is registered with the State of Ohio for Professional Engineering and is ISO 17025 certified for third party inspection. The company maintains a state-of-the-art, climate controlled metrology lab, servicing OEM needs for FAI / PPAP inspection, 3D laser scanning, data collection, 3D CAD modeling, reverse engineering, and BIM services. Customers rely on 3D Engineering Solutions to design process tooling and fixtures for the automotive, industrial, green energy, nuclear and aerospace industries, using engineering tools such as Siemens advanced NX7.5 Mach 3 CAD platform. Leading edge point cloud software, InnovMetric PolyWorks, allows a common software platform for collecting data across all of Faro laser-based data collection platforms. 3D Engineering Solutions brings more than 100 years of collective experience to every engineering project. For more information about long range laser scanning, or for general information about 3D Engineering Solutions, call 513-771-7710 or visit the company’s website: http://www.3D-engineering.net.

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