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Fogg Museum, Harvard Art Museum

WSP USA provided a wide range of surveying services to support the $500 million renovation and expansion of the museum, including surveying property boundary and topographic information to prepare existing conditions surveys to facilitate civil site design efforts. 3D laser scanning was used to capture existing conditions for architectural, structural and civil information throughout the museum and on the site.

Bullet 3D Laser Scanning
Bullet Land Surveying
Bullet BIM

A Building Information Model (BIM) was developed from the 3d laser scanning data. The architectural and structural components were developed in Revit 2011 and the civil components were developed in Civil 3D. Coordinating with the University and their lead construction contractor were critical to develop a plan to capture the existing conditions information and not disrupt the construction activities at the museum and to work in a safe manner. The existing conditions BIM is used as a basis for design, structural steel fabrication and coordination for the construction activities. The 3D laser scanning data and interactive 3D images is also used to document an existing courtyard that was constructed of travertine stone. The data was used to accurately document the condition of the stone prior to construction of the renovations. This document will be used to monitor any cracking or deformation of the stone throughout the construction phase of the project.