Processing and Packaging Plant
Kjeldsen, Sinnock & Neudeck, Inc., (KSN) was retained by F&H Construction to provide surveying and mapping services for drainage improvements inside of an active food processing and packaging plant. The project required that all surveying, design, and construction planning be completed in an expeditious timeframe, so that construction could take place during the plant’s pre-scheduled shutdown time. The overall project schedule and method of data acquisition were very important so that minimal impacts were made to the plant operations. KSN’s high definition surveying (HDS) crew established a survey control network on the site floor and collected a series of 3D laser scans from the survey control network points. The HDS crew worked around the client’s staff and equipment with no impact to the operations. After the field data was acquired, KSN assembled the individual laser scan setups into a 3D model of the plant. The 3D model was then used to map the site floor and drainage system using AutoCAD.
Appling the use of HDS technology allowed KSN to survey under and around equipment that could not be moved; a task that would have been difficult to achieve with conventional surveying methods and technology. HDS technology was the ideal tool for the project, allowing for a rich data set in challenging limited line of site conditions. By utilizing HDS technology, KSN was able to meet the project schedule and provide the design team with accurate 3D AutoCAD as-built drawings of the existing floor and drainage system without disturbing the operation of the plant.