Architecture Applications

 
High-definition image merged with hue saturated point cloud of a corporate building.
High-definition image merged with hue saturated point cloud of a corporate building.

Laser scanning allows the Spatial Technologies and Advanced Modeling Division of Kahuna to capture existing conditions in an accurate and cost-effective method. Instead of sending a crew onsite to generate floor plan drawings and gather existing layouts for tenant finishes, a laser scanning field expert and a 3D modeling team is able to gather all the necessary information and provide a 3D digital file allowing you the capability to walk through facility quickly and at a lower cost.

Applications

Floor plan generated with point cloud data.
Floor plan generated with point cloud data.
  • Floor Plan Generation – Rapidly gather current floor plan information.
  • Tenant Finishes – Gather existing conditions for accurate design. Save expenses by locating suppression locations, lighting, wall dimensions and locations, electrical switch and outlet locations, floor drains, registers, and exposed mechanical and structural data.
  • Historical Preservation – Identify signature pieces to restore and ensure quality preservation.
  • Planning Approval – For new construction, demonstrate your design to city officials in an accurate model of the surrounding buildings.

Scanning the facility allows Kahuna to gather all of the data to assist in the design of tenant finishes.

  • Fire Suppression Locations
  • Lighting
  • Wall Dimensions and Locations
  • Electrical Switch and Outlet Locations
  • Floor Drains
  • Registers
  • Exposed Mechanical and Structural Data
Kahuna scanned this building and generated a point cloud in one week. A surveyor completing the same scope of work would take 4 times the effort, and would not include the level of details we are able to capture.
Kahuna scanned this building and generated a point cloud in one week. A surveyor completing the same scope of work would take 4 times the effort, and would not include the level of details we are able to capture.

Scanning is an alternative way to ensure your project information is accurate and runs smoothly and according to schedule.

Kahuna Spatial Technologies and Advanced Modeling Division works daily with point cloud models, making Kahuna familiar with the limitations and challenges faced with modeling and manipulating point cloud data. Kahuna utilizes both our ability to program and manage workflow changes to optimize our production and give our clients a product that is both useful and informative.

Scan data can be very large and difficult to work with. Kahuna has processes in place to provide you the information that you need in a usable and workable file size. Manipulating point cloud data is difficult and rapidly becoming its own specialized industry, Kahuna has on-staff programmers to optimize our production and better suit your needs. Kahuna primarily uses AutoCAD but can support a myriad of different formats. Kahuna can work with point cloud data in either Leica Cyclone Format (.imp, .pts, .ptx, .ptg) or Autodesk Recap (.rcp, .rcs).