The presentation made by Jess was well attended and presented numerous methods for creating a 3D energy model. As could be expected, not every method was ideal for every instance. In instances where structures are complex in nature, very large or need accurate detail for further planning and renovation Jess found 3D Laser Scanning can be a cost effective method to document existing conditions.
LandTech continues to work closely with Jess and has discussed several potential 3D Laser Scanning projects including ideas for future presentations at AU.
Phase 1 of the largest private solar field to be constructed in Massachusetts to date has been completed in Westford, MA. The array field which covers approximately 11 acres will generate 2.1 MW during operation. The second phase of the project is slated to begin construction in the spring and will generate an additional 2.1 MW for a total of 4.2 MW upon completion.
Located on the site of a former construction staging area for the Route 3 widening project, the area had been mined of material for construction of Route 3 and subsequently filled with excess material from several Boston area construction projects. A major grading and stabilization effort was reguired to shape the area to the proper grades in order to optimize placement and orientation of solar panels. A unique design of structural filter fabric and crushed stone assured the proper stabilization and compaction of fill material while also working to address drainage control and intrusion of vegetation within the array field.
Working with project owners and developers Cathartes Private Investments and Nexamp Inc., LandTech Consultants is proud to be a part of the project team on this socially responsible and sustainable groundbreaking green project. LandTech has provided Site Design and Engineering, Site Permitting and Construction Layout services.
LandTech looks forward to continuing our working relationship with Cathartes and Nexamp and our commitment to sustainable development with the beginning of construction of phase 2.]]>
LandTech Consultants recently completed a High Definition 3D Laser Scan of one of the oldest operating granite quarries in the country. The scan was completed over the course of a single day and incorporated multiple levels of the working quarry.
Utilizing a Leica ScanStation C10 LandTech was able to complete the project conducting several high definition scans of the face of the quarry and then bringing the scans together to form a single irregular surface. Scan control points were tied into the Massachusetts State Plane Coordinate System and the NGVD of 1988 utilizing GPS. LandTech will return to the quarry at specified intervals to rescan the quarry in areas of granite removal so that accurate material volumes can be calculated.
The utilization of laser scanning allows for calculation of much more accurate volumes over traditional methods much faster and at a safer distance for survey personnel while not impeding the ongoing removal process.
The owners of the quarry were so impressed with the results LandTech was recently hired to scan a second quarry and monitor material removal from that one as well.
LandTech Consultants utilizes 3D Laser Scanning for a multitude of existing conditions surveys including intersections, bridges, roadways, buildings (including Building Information Modeling), volume documentation, railroads and ALTA surveys among others.
For a no obligation demonstration of how we can help you improve the accuracy of your project while getting fast results, often at a price lower than conventional surveys contact Chris Lorrain at 978-692-6100.]]>
LandTech Consultants has started to role out their Lunch Scan Program to introduce their new 3D Laser Scanning services.
After many months of preparation LandTech has assembled a library of demonstration scans covering many of the uses of 3D Laser Scanning and is now presenting the benefits of Laser Scanning to various businesses over lunch. Representatives of LandTech provide lunch while giving a quick overview of what we can be accomplished with Laser Scanning and the advantages of Laser Scanning over traditional survey methods to document existing conditions. Initial dates have filled quickly with companies who have expressed an initial interest and the response has been overwhelming.
Once a company has the opportunity to see what Laser Scanning is all about and the benefits to be had over traditional methods the service almost sells itself. The advantage a company can obtain over their competition when bidding a project and having access to this technology along with the experience and reputation of LandTech is a major factor in their decision to employ LandTech Consultants on their team.
To schedule your Lunch Scan, contact Chris Lorrain at 978-692-6100 today!]]>
LandTech Consultants debuted an updated website today that expands its service offerings while adding some new features to its traditional realm of services. The new services offered by LandTech include 3D Laser Scanning and Regulatory Compliance Monitoring.
3D Laser Scanning allows full three dimensional existing conditions surveys to be completed quickly and accurately in areas often difficult or dangerous to access. Data can be acquired at a rate of up to 40,000 points per second at distances of up to 950 feet from the scanner, allowing for data aquisition across water bodies, open voids and difficult heights as well as dangerous areas such as busy intersections and power generation facilities without putting personnel in harms way and/or interfering with traffic or normal plant operations. Scanning technology is currently utilized to document existing conditions, processing plant and assembly line configurations, bridges, architectural documentation of building facades and interiors, forensic crime scenes and accident investigation as well as reverse engineering among others. LandTech can now perform all of these services as well as create 3D models of scanned structures, usually faster and at greater accuracy than conventional technologies.
The adaptation of new and expanded local, state and federal permits over the last several years requires developers to comply with various oversight and reporting requirements during and often after project construction. Most condominium and commercial developments now require some type of ongoing inspections and reporting to comply with issued permits long after occupancy. The inclusion of Regulatory Compliance services will assist our clientele in monitoring and complying with these requirements including Massachusetts Title 5 for Sewage Disposal Systems and state and federal Stormwater Management.
The dedicated staff at LandTech Consultants has been well trained and is eager to provide our new services to our existing and new clientele. Contact us today to see how we can assist you with your project.]]>
After months of review and preparation LandTech Consultants has taken delivery of a State of the Art Leica ScanStation C10 3D Laser Scanner. This unique and specialized technology allows detailed existing conditions surveys to be completed in areas that previously were either inaccessible or extremely difficult to obtain. Astonishing amounts of data can be collected at speeds of up to 40,000 points per second, all in three dimensions.
Documenting the existing conditions of bridges, intersections, building elevations, railway yards and hundreds of other applications can now be completed quickly and safely while obtaining critical information with a much higher degree of accuracy than generally obtainable utilizing conventional techniques.
The implementation of 3D Laser Scanning places LandTech in an elite group of surveying firms currently utilizing this technology.Â Contact Chris Lorrain at LandTech Consultants Â to schedule a demonstration on how this technology can help you save money and reduce your turn around time today.]]>
Summer Village is a 278 unit cottage community located along the shore of Long Sought For Pond in Westford, Massachusetts. Several different models of cottages are available consisting of two bedrooms and approximately 750 square feet. The units are designed with a front porch and are purposely set close to the roads to promote a community approach.
Ammenties abound at Summer Village with neighborhood Pocket Parks where residents can gather around the fire pit, adult and family pools, fitness center, pavilion where movies are shown in the summer, community center, sports facilities, putting green, etc. The concept is designed to promote family time together with the feel of an old fashioned family vacation.
In order to permit the project, the town was petitioned to create a new zoning by-law to allow the development. Presentations were made to the town to show the advantages to allowing the project over the allowed uses under then current zoning. Once the new by-law was approved, design of the project began.
Project design required the layout of infrastructure to minimize tree removal and land disruption while creating family neighborhoods, gathering and play areas which emphasized the natural amenities of the site. Drainage was designed to blend with the environment and consists of multiple sand filters, drainage swales and detention areas that in many instances are undetectable to residents. Roadways were designed to minimize pavement and implement natural calming methods to slow traffic.
Water and septic for the site needed to be accommodated on site. This was addressed with the design and local and state permitting of an on-site community water supply site as well as an individual sewage treatment plant.
Today, Summer Village is a bright spot in the development community. Over 150 families now enjoy their own cottages and look forward to summer long vacations with new and old friends in an atmosphere reminiscent of yesteryear. LandTech Consultants is proud to have been an integral part of the planning, design, permitting and construction of this unique and exciting community.]]>