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Lunch and Learn Sponsored by Draper Aden Associates | Making State of the Art the Standard

When: June 6, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Lunch begins at 11:30 am)
Where: Center for Architecture and Design
14 E. Peace Street
Raleigh, North Carolina  27604
United States
Contact: Christine Stetkiewicz

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AIA Triangle Small Firm Roundtable

Lunch and Learn

Sponsored by:


Making State of the Art the Standard (1LU)

June 6 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Lunch begins at 11:30 am)

Center for Architecture and Design

14 E. Peace Street | Raleigh 



A series of case studies featuring innovative solutions utilizing current technology. Site and building documentation
strategies including 3D Laser Scanning, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Scan to BIM, and sUAS (drone) 
technologies should no longer be thought of as cutting edge. They are practical everyday tools. Our presentation will
contain a variety of historic, facility, and campus projects and revolve around the following questions: Why were these the tools and methods chosen? How do they differ from conventional documentation and design? Where was the value to team members and the owner? How can data be used not only by the design team, but used on a day to day basis by facilities personnel? How does data live on past a project’s completion?


1.  Participants will discover how a laser scanner works- Laser scanning technology including the concept of the non- contact, laser emitting instrument, an explanation of how "points" are calculated, and how precision and accuracy are achieved and measured. 

2.  Participants will determine what a point cloud is and what kind of information can be taken from it- The definition and creation of a point cloud, a mass of actual x,y,z  coordinates that creates a true scale, 30 representation of the area scanned that can be incorporated and utilized in almost all industry software.

3.  Participants will analyze how point clouds, both terrestrial and aerial, can be used in building investigations- Discuss forensic investigations, documentation, computations for area, volume, topography, deformation studies, etc.

4.  Participants will assess how point clouds can be used in scan-to-BIM applications To document true existing conditions for BIM, confidently modeling instead of relying on outdated plans, limited traditional field measurements, or assumptions.


David Spriggs, PE

Mr. Spriggs has a broad background of experience in analysis and design of structural systems for industrial, commercial, and institutional buildings. Much of his work has involved the alteration or addition to an existing building or facility, and consequently he is well versed in the complexities of integrating new structural elements into existing architectural and mechanical features. Specific experience includes his design of structural steel including LRFD methods, reinforced concrete, structural wood, cold-formed metal systems, retaining walls, shallow foundations and pile foundations, as well as troubleshooting of construction problems and facilities inspection and evaluation. Some of his experience includes developing and directing the application of Building Information Models (BIMs) for structural engineering in new and existing buildings.

Bob Bonk, LS
Mr. Bonk is the Director of Innovative Surveying Services who specializes in 3D laser scanning services. Mr. Bonk's surveying experience encompasses 3D laser scanning, boundary and topographic surveys, design and route surveys, stake-out for numerous major construction projects, geodetic surveys, and cadastral surveys. He has worked with a wide range of clients including private and public utility companies, state and local municipalities, land development companies, real estate firms, law firms, the Corps of Engineers, and architectural firms.







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