3D Laser Technology Helps Convert Old Church Into Commercial Space

Eco3d used laser scanning technology to accurately capture measurements of the Scottsdale, AZ church interior, a crucial factor of the project due to the facility's unique shape and construction.


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Eco3d used laser scanning technology to accurately capture measurements of the Scottsdale, AZ church interior, a crucial factor of the project due to the facility's unique shape and construction.
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3D Laser Technology Helps Convert Old Church Into Commercial Space

Eco3d used laser scanning technology to accurately capture measurements of the Scottsdale, AZ church interior, a crucial factor of the project due to the facility's unique shape and construction.

3D Laser Technology Helps Convert Old Church Into Commercial Space

An old church in Scottsdale, AZ will be converted into into commercial office, retail, and restaurant space with the help of 2D and 3D technology. The structure, called Meetinghouse at 3080 and located in the heart of Old Town, features high ceilings, exposed wood beams, stained glass windows, and the potential for a mezzanine.

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Structured Real Estate Partners selected Eco3d, a portfolio company of Ecoark Holdings, Inc. that measures existing topographic, structural, mechanical, and architectural conditions using a variety of instruments in 2D and 3D, to assist with the adaptive reuse renovation. Eco3d virtualized the physical environment of the entire interior of the structure by digitally documenting it in 3D, with the measurements provided to Structured Real Estate in a point cloud deliverable that can be updated at any time. Eco3d was able to accurately capture measurements of the entire church interior, a crucial factor of the building conversion due to the unique shape and construction of many of the rooms, eliminating costly human error and inefficiencies that exist with traditional surveying methods.

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“We are proud to be selected by Structured Real Estate to work on this truly unique, adaptive reuse project. Churches often have some of the most intricate designs so manual surveying can be quite difficult and often leads to backtracking later in the project to fix mistakes,” said Jim Kennelly, Project Manager, Eco3d. “Our capabilities at Eco3d enable us to eliminate these inefficiencies and provide a more comprehensive measurement of the structure, in less time, allowing developers to use their precious resources in other areas. We are pleased with the results and to once again complete a great project within our home state of Arizona, and look forward to seeing Meetinghouse at 3080 once completed.”

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Image: Eco3d

Eco3d’s laser scanning technology provided a significant reduction in hours compared to the time it would take to manually measure a building of this size and shape. The 3D scan enabled Structured Real Estate to see parts of the building that were difficult to measure with the human eye, enabling developers to address those areas immediately rather than incurring additional time and cost further into the project.

“At Structured Real Estate one of our key product focuses is adaptive reuse, where it is critical for us to have a complete understanding and accurate representation of our building’s existing conditions. Eco3d’s laser scanning technology allows us to gain that understanding in record time by replacing days of field measuring and dozens of visits to the site with the convenience of flying through the point cloud model at our office,” said Conor Keilty, Development Manager, Structured Real Estate. “We initially started taking measurements ourselves and quickly realized we weren’t getting the accuracy we wanted. The laser scan allowed us to uncover details and conditions that would have gone un-noticed until construction, enabling coordination and resolution of conflicts before they ever occurred.”

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