Long Range Laser Scanning & Digital Mapping Helps Move Church More than 1,000 Miles

At 3D Engineering, we are ecstatic about our latest long range laser scanning and digital mapping project.  As part of our BIM services, we employed long range laser scanning and digital mapping to capture exact position and orientation of each stone of an historical church building being relocated more than 1,000 miles from Middletown, Ohio to Bee Cave, Texas.

The 3D CAD model and data files were used by architects and engineers working to reconstruct the historic structure, which will be fully modernized and featured as part of an antique architectural artifact mall near Austin, TX.  We worked hard to ensure all internal and external surfaces of the structure were digitally preserved, thus helping reconstruction accuracy.  A fly through video was created after scanning was complete.Complete with Gothic revival windows and Bedford stone, the First Baptist Church Building of Middletown, Ohio stood since 1904.  Now, with the help of our engineering capabilities and under the direction of Reserections, Inc., the building was moved more than 1,000 miles to Bee Cave, Texas.  In preparation for the move, our team at 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. We 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, with a volumetric accuracy of 2mm.

To know more about our expertise in long range laser scanning & digital mapping, give us a call at 513-771-7710 or visit 3d-engineering.net.