We will discuss how McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., has unlocked the power of the precision and accuracy of laser scanning for investigating structural deviations throughout the construction process. By capitalizing on Autodesk, Inc., products, along with custom tools, we have discovered workflows that enable us to quickly calculate steel cambers and monitor deformation before and after concrete pours. We have also capitalized on scan data to generate topographic maps on concrete slabs in order to help guide flooring operations, such as grinding, the use of flooring material, and the setting of door heights, eventually using this data for ASCI Inspection Standards. This discussion will go over the benefits of obtaining this data in terms of cost control, reduction of rework, post hand-off client sustainability, and added value to a project, along with the associated startup costs and resources involved in performing these tasks.
- Learn about steel camber analysis pre versus post pouring
- Learn about concrete topographic contour creation and learn how to use it
- Discover problems solutions associated with collecting analyzing accurate data
- Learn about advancement/simplification of implementation and learn how to use of these analyzes
Philip Lorenzo runs Rithm, a company dedicated to software and process innovation in reality capture. He has developed software that helps open the doors of mass-market adoption of scanning by enabling companies to create deliverables throughout the construction process. He works as a consultant and trainer for large general contractors across the United States regarding the in-house execution of 3D scanning on projects ranging from $350 million to $2.4 billion in value. Philip actively works to standardize scanning in construction, and he’s an active committee member of the U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) Level of Assurance (LOA) specification, the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) E57 and 1155, the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), and the American Concrete Institute (ACI), and he has served as an instructor for the United Association as an expert on reality capture. Philip also serves as a guest lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to founding Rithm Philip worked as a virtual design and construction (VDC) engineer at McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., where his team won Fiatech's CETI award for innovation in reality capture. Philip holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.