Virtual Design Analysis Group is a division of NVentum, LLC.

This unique collaborative endeavor; to utilize the latest reality capture technology to document the artifacts, buildings and campus of History San Jose, provides opportunities for private sector, non-profits and institutions of higher education to work together to solve some of today's most pressing engineering issues. The protocol for retrofitting as-built historic facilities and the use of new technologies to preserve our most prized historic treasures are vital to the continued success and expanded influence of our museums.
This blog will document the challenges and successes of this ambitious, one of a kind project.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Laser Scanning and the GSA

Photo Courtesy of History San Jose
...From the United States General Services Administration, Office of the Chief Architect's webpage
GSA's Office of the Chief Architect (OCA) is currently encouraging, documenting, and evaluating 3D laser scanning technologies on a project-by-project need basis. 3D laser scanning has become a prominent vehicle for acquiring building spatial data in three dimensions with high fidelity and low processing time. The rapid collection of 3D information serves several purposes across GSA business lines, including:

  • Historic Documentation
  • Facility Documentation
  • BIM Development
  • Construction as-Built Development    

Using funding awarded by the Public Buildings Services Office of the Chief Information Officer's Venture Capital program, OCA is partnering with other agencies and organizations, such as NIBS, NIST, ASTM, FIATECH, and SPAR Point to develop best practices and standards for 3D laser scanning.   OCA is currently conducting pilot projects in Brooklyn, New York; Atlanta, Georgia; and Miami, Florida and will be including laser scanning best practices in Series 03 of the BIM Guide Series.
Laser Scan of Pasetta House
by Ken Hanna, NVentum, LLC.

GSA Contact:
Matta, CharlesDirector, Federal Bldgs & Modernizations
1800 F Street NW Suite 3300
Washington DC 20405-0001Phone:            (202) 219-2355      

1 comment:

  1. Interesting post. I have been wondering about this issue,so thanks for posting.