Scan-To-BIM applied to the nuclear industry

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At the nuclear power plants: Vandellós II, Almaráz and Cofrentes, under the direction, coordination and management of GDES (Dominguis Energy Services Group), our team has been in charge of collecting data from existing electrical pipelines and three-dimensional modeling. Due to the commitment to excellence in safety and reliability in the industry, our client has opted for our 3D Laser Scanning services and our specialized experts in BIM consulting.

Scan-to-BIM and its benefits

The Faro Focus 3D x330 scanner was the tool used to survey the electrical pipelines and collect all essential information with point clouds and high-quality image volumes. From the data obtained, with the use of BIM and Revit, three-dimensional models of the current state were created, to later include the designed endothermic protection solutions (fire protection) and obtain their measurements with high precision.

The Laser Scanner has made it possible to simplify the data collection process, allowing the risks involved in working at height, accidental actions with the equipment necessary for manual data collection and personnel exposure times to be significantly reduced; translating into terms of occupational safety and nuclear safety.

The benefits of using these technologies are transcendent, in addition to obtaining precise and structured data, it offers the opportunity to provide optimized solutions, which consider a greater number of data and factors for the design. In turn, it is possible to better plan actions, increase safety, avoid future problems and, consequently, increase the efficiency of nuclear energy facilities.

We thank our client GDES for the trust placed in the Acero Estudio team.

Steel Study at EXPOBIM 2020

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Álex Ruiz will present the presentation “Laser scanner and point cloud” as an expert at EXPOBIM 2020

“EXPOBIM” 2020 will be held on November 5, 6 and 7, where Álex Ruiz, from the Acero Estudio subsidiary in Peru, will present the symposium “3D Laser Scanner and Point Cloud” at the Catholic University of Lima. The conference will be broadcast via Zoom and Facebook live and will feature prestigious international experts as speakers.

On Thursday the 5th, the engineer Pablo Zúñiga Guevara will start the event, with his presentation “BIM application in construction projects in Colombia”, and will be followed by the architect Sergio Villanueva-Meyer with “Innovation methodologies in the construction industry”.

On Friday, the two presentations are “BIM from the technical side”, by engineer Jonattan Gómez Araya and the day will end with Renzo Ríos Rugel who will talk to us about “Automation in BIM”.

The last day, Saturday the 7th, will begin with “Infrastructure in BIM” whose speaker is the engineer Alejandro Alvarazo Lezama, and to finish “Expo BIM” the symposium “Laser scanner and point cloud” will be presented by Álex Ruiz, expert in photogrammetry and 3D laser scanning from the Acero Estudio team, BIM consultants.

An essential event for all of us who work with BIM in the construction sector.

Energy and environment analysis using BIM technology.

Environmentalists have sounded the warning bells, we have no choice but to make our buildings energy efficient and environmentally friendly.

The biggest advantage of using BIM is that it takes into account your day-to-day experience to help you change habits, thus allowing you to make the necessary adjustments to improve the efficiency of buildings.

Companies that offer BIM services can play a vital role in helping architects create energy efficient buildings with a low carbon footprint.

More efficient facilities management

BIM encompasses the entire lifespan of an asset unlike other traditional building systems.

This means that BIM modeling service providers support building owner/operators at all times and help them manage their facilities more efficiently.

Benefits of energy performance analysis by BIM

Evaluate the performance of the proposed structure
Companies that provide BIM services employ a process that uses consistent and coordinated information to help all stakeholders (architects, engineers, contractors, and building owners) preview the projected construction once it has been executed.

Improvement of the energy efficiency of the structure

BIM technology provides building owners with energy efficiency suggestions and an overall model for the building’s conceptual energy use. This helps improve efficiency in new designs as well as renovation and modernization projects.

Importance of doing energy analysis:

Studies have shown that energy analysis using BIM models can help you save nearly twenty-five percent on energy use in new buildings.

The potential for energy savings is even greater for retrofit or renovation projects, as these existing buildings never had an energy analysis system.

You can use these whole building energy analyzes to accurately calculate the maximum possible reductions in energy consumption for a proposed/existing structure.

SCAN to BIM and COVID-19 Campo Grande Station, Valladolid

Our team has carried out the 3D laser scanning of the Campo Grande Station of Adif, located in Valladolid, in full state of alarm.

The team was able to move around and execute the scanning tasks of all the facilities of the station, both inside and outside, where they found a different scenario than usual. The nature of the high traffic of people had been reduced to a minimum, allowing the scanning tasks to be accomplished in full daylight and with the area practically deserted.

Scan-to-BIM, is a process composed of three main actions: scanning, data recording and modeling. When it comes to surveying the existing conditions of a building or infrastructure, laser scanning is a technological tool that offers multiple advantages over conventional methods. Every day its demand increases, especially at present times, when we are facing a pandemic in which security measures force to reduce the mobility and the concentration of people.

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At this point, 389 scans were made with the Faro Focus 3D X330 scanner, in which all the essential information, measurements, volumes of high quality images and dynamic range (HDR) and millions of 3D points were collected in seconds, with a full 360-degree capture range, where the resolution, quality of the points and light capture were adjusted to suit capturing objects and spaces from multiple points of view, different lighting conditions, size of interior spaces and distances to facades.

As a result, once the data obtained was already processed, both point clouds and 360 images, using the BIM (Building Information Modeling) methodology, the 3D model of the station was created with a high level of detail and precision, reaching the “LOD 300” Development Level for all the rooms of the building, both on the facades and in the interior spaces. An as-built model, which contains the relevant information of the building, allowing future interventions or maintenance actions to be performed effectively, saving time, resources, obtaining accurate measurements and higher quality in the visualizations.

In conclusion, Scan-to-BIM, is the right technology to perform this kind of work overcoming the difficulties associated with the security measures implemented by the COVID-19, ensuring that it is a fundamental technology to keep the sector and projects in motion, as well as directly benefit the needs of the stakeholders, offering new opportunities that significantly reduce the physical presence to fully understand the parts that make up a project.

We thank our client TYPSA for the trust placed Acero Estudio in our team of BIM Consultants and the effort of coordinating and directing the work carried out.

Acero Estudio at EXPOBIM 2020

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Our BIM expert, Álex Ruiz will present the lecture “Laser scanner and point cloud” at EXPOBIM 2020.

On November the 5th, 6 th and 7th EXPOBIM” 2020 will be held, where Álex Ruiz, from Acero Estudio Peru, BIM Consulting Department, will present the symposium “Laser scanner and point cloud” at the Catholic University of Lima. The congress will be broadcasted through Zoom and Facebook live and will have as speakers, prestigious international experts.

On Thursday the 5th, the event will start with the engineer Pablo Zuñiga Guevara, with his presentation “BIM application in construction projects in Colombia”, and will be followed by the architect Sergio Villanueva-Meyer with “Innovation methodologies in the construction industry”.

On Friday, the two presentations are “BIM from the technical side”, by the engineer Jonattan Gómez Araya and the day will end with Renzo Ríos Rugel who will take about “Automation in BIM”.

The last day, Saturday the 7th, will begin with “Infrastructure in BIM” whose speaker is the engineer Alejandro Alvarazo Lezama, and to finish the event, Álex Ruiz will expose the symposium “Laser scanner and point cloud”, an expert in photogrammetry and 3D laser scanning of the Acero Estudio team in Peru.

An essential event for all of us who work with BIM in the construction sector.