Dale Stockstill & Associates was hired by Boardwalk Pipeline to provide 2D Plan and Section piping drawings for upgrades to be performed at two sites in their Jackson Yard facility. DS&A used their Topcon GLS 1500 High Definition Laser Scanner to scan the two areas where the work will be performed. The existing pipes, valves, walkways, racks and footings were traced by Aaron Lee, a DS&A technician, to provide the initial existing condition plans to be used by the BWPL engineer for his design. DS&A will also provide the Demolition, Construction, and As-Built drawings for these two projects. The use of the GLS 1500 enabled DS&A’s crew to do all the preliminary surveying necessary for the projects in one day- a project that would have taken 3 to 4 days of conventional surveying.
In January 2011 DS&A started a Dimensional Control survey of a 5 story Accommodation Structure to be attached to a Brazilian oil platform. DS&A’s field crew scanned the structure inside and out using innovative surveying techniques to establish precise control on all floor levels and maintain this while there was steady on-going construction. Accuracies of 3-4mm were required; with the GLS-1500 Laser Scanner DS&A crews and technicians were able to provide these accuracies with much detail to the client. This successful project was featured in Point of Beginning Magazine’s August 2011 issue. You can read more about it by clicking the link below: