GPRS was contacted by a local engineering firm to scan a concrete slab in two adjacent rooms in a museum on campus at Stanford University, Palo Alto. Because they needed to know the location of each piece of rebar, every conduit, and each beam prior to renovation, GPRS was asked to scan every inch of the slab in each of the two rooms.
Because of the size of the project, as well as the quick turnaround needed for the scanning, GPRS was able to have two project managers onsite for three days each. Along the walls were bookshelves that could not be moved so GPRS was able to scan the slab from the basement below to ensure that everything in the slab was located, marked, and accounted for.
The wood floors in the rooms were going to be preserved so GPRS was instructed to make sure that the markings were temporary. Blue painters tape was used instead of a typical marker or crayon for the layout used on many construction sites that are scanned. Not only did this allow for removal once construction started, it made for a stunning visual effect upon completion that was worthy of the museum it was housed in.
Utilizing GPRS allowed the engineering firm to design their project to the specs needed. It also allowed the construction crew to work safely knowing where every piece of reinforcement and conduit was beneath their feet.
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