William A. Kibbe & Associates (WAK) is providing architectural and engineering services for upgrades, renovations, and additions to the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption, located in Saginaw, Michigan. WAK has been involved with the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption on past projects, and we are pleased to be working with the Saginaw Diocese again to help renovate this significant facility.
WAK recently captured the existing conditions of the building using 3D HD laser scanning and panoramic photographs to aid in the design process and to obtain a more holistic view of the building’s components. After a building is thoroughly scanned, the findings produce high definition 3D imagery and measurable data for use with a variety of design software platforms. As a result, surveying time and site visits for field measurement decrease while the accuracy of design documents increase.
The scanning process helps to paint a complete picture of the building in its entirety – including the basement, HVAC systems, multi-floor cross-sections, ceiling supports, aerial shots, etc. – in a flexible, digital format. This is particularly helpful in renovation projects such as this where new additions are being added onto older existing structures and systems. The use of this type of scanning technology helps William A. Kibbe & Associates’ engineers and architects provide clients with the most up-to-date and beneficial resources and solutions to their building and design needs.
Images courtesy of Hale Technology in Practice (Hale TiP), a company that provides virtual design and construction, building information modeling (BIM), and 3D laser scanning processes among other building trade services. Hale TiP is partnering with WAK on this project.