PMC supported the project coordination efforts of DPR Constructions BIM team on the new State-of-the-Art Plant Research Facility at the University of California, Riverside using PMC BIM services- Greenhouse Modeling.
Over the years PMC has completed a lot of unique models but this was our first greenhouse and with a construction value of $22M this was not your typical greenhouse. Although mostly constructed out of curtain walls there were several elements within the greenhouse that were unique and required custom family development within Revit.
On a very strict timeline, our team completed the model and coordinated BIM issues for our customer Stuppy Greenhouse. The 15,250 square foot greenhouse was an interesting model for our BIM team to develop. The model featured all major framing of the greenhouse, support systems such as fans, foundations, and specialty equipment all in a 13-day turnaround with very tight MEP integration into the space.
This is one of many PMC projects that actively support our customer’s BIM needs and requirements. Whether it’s simple 2D to BIM conversions or full project VDC, BIM, or Coordination support PMC is here to help.
PMC BIM Services – Greenhouse Modeling
15,250 square foot greenhouse
PMC can create a 3D Interior and Exterior of your building.
Real-site image of the Greenhouse.
|Every year PMC completes many historical Revit models and one of this years highlights is the Bridgeview Bank Building in Chicago. The City of Chicago granted the structure Chicago Landmark status on October 8, 2008. Originally known as the Sheridan Trust and Savings Bank Building, the Bridgeview Bank was acquired in 2019 and slated for a complete renovation.
Working with Level Architects we were contracted to scan the 12 story 40,130 Sq. Ft. Building. Our work provided 3D Historical Revit Model Interior and Exterior. The project will be converted to Retail and Office space, maintaining Historical attributes. The building was scanned for dimensions and all Historic details Modeled for the lobby, mezzanine, stairways, and hallways, Offices were modeled for interior revision by Architects. Exterior Model will all details including rooftop assets.
Total Project time 5 weeks
High Detailed 3D Historical Revit Model Interior and Exterior
Point cloud scanned data to High detailed Revit Model.
PMC can create a 3D Interior and Exterior of your building.
Ray Trace Rendered Image of the BIM Model.
PMC’s customer needed to capture a high level of detail laser scanning in order to document existing historical elements. The scan data was used to record the features of a historic structure prior to its renovation. If at any time in the future there is an interest in returning the structure to its “original” state, the customer has documented the original features’ exact details and dimensions.
Organizations that are charged with preserving national monuments or historical buildings may commission “current state” scans to document conditions, then follow up with periodic scans, typically at 5-year intervals. Comparisons of successive scans often reveal indications of condition changes before damage becomes outwardly apparent. Also, when a structure’s site is prone to natural disasters (flood, earthquake, tornado), recorded scans can provide vital documentation for restoration efforts.
PMC delivers models with the level of detail that your organization requires.
Laser scanning captures all features and conditions in order to ensure an accurate 3D model.
Realistic 3D models are based upon the very precise point cloud data that PMC captures.
PMC field teams are able to add realistic textures and lighting to a render.
Click on this model to rotate, zoom and explore!
Many design engineers of custom manufacturing and processing equipment are faced with a unique challenge. Prior to drafting a proposal, they perform a walk through of the client’s facilities for evaluation of optimal solutions. After successfully winning the project, the engineers will refer to the existing conditions that they start laser scanning during their walk through as they design and fabricate the new equipment.
Design and fabrication can take anywhere from 6 to 12 months. During that time frame, the facility often changes in ways that aren’t communicated to the design engineers. For instance, elements such as cable trays and control boxes are frequently moved, requiring modifications to the new equipment in order to accommodate them. These issues are often overlooked until the new equipment’s installation date, which results in field change orders.
By using laser scanning during the initial walkthrough, design engineers can document all conditions in the facility. This key procedure can help resolve questions that may subsequently arise concerning the responsibility for any field change orders and their costs.
PMC’s reality capture team documents existing conditions as point cloud data.
Point cloud data are important for producing accurate 2D CAD drawings of as-built facilities.
The laser scanning process captures facility layout information for accurate data .
PMC field teams can scan black and white to color of your facility.
The Model T Building is a former Ford Motor Company factory located in Highland Park, MI. From 1910 to 1927, the Highland Park Ford plant was the site where the iconic Model T automobile was manufactured, and it served as the headquarters of the Ford Motor Company. It was at this plant that the first moving assembly line was introduced. The 5-dollar work day was introduced at Ford Motor Company.
PMC’s scanning experts documented physical historical evidence of existing conditions in this long-abandoned building. Our safety-trained staff carefully scanned the challenging structure. We made an 3D model in Revit. By leveraging captured data to provide online virtual walkthroughs to our client, we were able to minimize the number of their people who needed to access the site; and by utilizing Scan-to-BIM, we provided our client with an as-built model for planning restoration.
Scan data allows for a virtual walkthrough of an unsafe building, thereby minimizing the risks associated with real-life visits.
Virtual walkthrough of scan data for safe viewing of historic buildings.
Point cloud data modeled into a 3D realistic render.
Laser scanning documented all conditions. PMC created an as built Revit Model.
PMC field teams were able to safely scan the complex structure and to create an as-is model in Revit.