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Implementing 3D Laser-Scanning Workflows in a Small Civil Engineering Firm
Lecture    CI1941
Rick Grady
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This class will focus on how 3D laser scanning was implemented into everyday use in a six-person civil engineering office with the Leica® C10, Leica® Cyclone, Leica® CloudWorx, and AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software. We will explore the changes in workflows that were required due to the implementation as well as the benefits and challenges. Grady Consulting is a small civil engineering company based in New England with special expertise in designing septic systems, including septic modifications and repairs, mostly for residential clients. In 2010, we added a Leica® ScanStation C10 and Leica® HDS software to our toolkit, plugging these tools directly into our septic system engineering process. This presentation will describe our field and office workflows and the benefits of using laser scanning for these everyday projects. In addition, we will describe the activities to expand the company’s services to new applications and new clients as a result of adding this scanning capability as part of the company’s service offerings.

Key Learnings

  • Avoid some of our implementation issues
  • Explain the correlation between Leica HDS software and AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Decide whether 3D laser scanning is right for your firm
  • Decide whether purchasing or partnering with an outside provider is more beneficial

Speakers


 Rick Grady
Rick Grady
Rick Grady is a principal engineer at Grady Consulting LLC in Kingston MA. Grady Consulting is a family owned civil engineering firm which decided to add 3d laser scanning with a Leica C10 scanner after attending AU 2009. Grady Consulting was founded in 1998 with primary focus on septic system design and small commercial and residential development projects which typically number 200 to 300 per year.. Rick was invited to speak at Hexagon 2012 to describe their field and office workflows, and project benefits of using laser scanning for these everyday projects. In addition, with scanning capability as part of the company’s service offering, activities to expand the company’s services to new applications and new clients.
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