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

Our team has carried out the 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.

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 in our team and the effort of coordinating and directing the work carried out.

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