Integrated Project Delivery/In-Depth Project Session Industrial Facilities/Asset Management
Mapping a Massive Million Square Foot Auto Manufacturing Facility in Two Days
This case study talks about a project where a partially gutted out warehouse with 1 million sq. ft. of floor space, for an automobile manufacturer in Central Valley, CA, was scanned using LiDAR in the interior and using photogrammetry for the exterior. All the as-built conditions for the factory warehouse was captured in 2 days. The output from these scans were a complete 3D workspace with the ability to accurate perform measurement, combined point clouds, and an exterior 3D mesh model. These were used to analyze existing conditions and for planning the new design of the factory. The schedule achieved was 5 times faster than the regular baseline, for projects of similar scale. This case study highlights some of the challenges faced by the reality capture team in facing the aggressive timeline, and suggests the means to overcome them.
This presentation will focus on:
• Teaching the correct process in choosing the equipment and technology
• How LiDAR was used to capture the interiors
• How Photogrammetry and Drones was used to capture the exteriors
Lastly, it will discuss the process of combining the point clouds resulting from LiDAR and photogrammetry.