Campus Facility Inventory Study

Our team is currently completing a facility inventory study for six buildings (564,000 Square Feet) on a higher education campus. 

3D laser scanners captured the building perimeter and facades while the drone captured the roof are and any building offsets.  The captured data was then converted to a point cloud and was then inserted into Revit.  The point cloud was then married with the existing CAD files, which were manipulated to meet the actual building perimeter wherever discrepancies occurred.  This ensured an accurate gross SF measurement.

BIM360Docs, an Autodesk website portal for managing 3D models as well as CAD/PDF drawings, was utilized to organize project information and manage the drawing review process.  Drawings and models were uploaded to a central account with which the university was given access.  Comments and discrepancies were identified and tracked to ensure project timeline was maintained.

Challenges V. Solutions

Challenge Verify existing AutoCAD files provided by the University and classify building areas per the Facility Inventory and Classification Manual (FICM) 2006.

SolutionUtilized a combination of 3D laser scanners and drones to capture the existing exterior conditions of each building.