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Laser Scanning Captures Details in the Dark

CSX Bridge

February 2, 2016 - Greater Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) is reconstructing the Westbound Mainline (Track 8) and is rehabilitating an Auxiliary Platform of Track 7 beneath the Tower City RTA Terminal. KS Associates utilized 3D laser scanning technology to perform an existing conditions survey for the project.

The beauty of laser scanning for this project is the scanner's ability to capture data in the dark. 

Even in the dimly lit areas beneath Tower City, the scanner performed effortlessly, capturing thousands of data points -- including areas the design team may not know they needed at the beginning of the project.

Laser scanning also improved safety. Surveyors were able to minimize time on active rail lines. And eliminating disruption to rail service was especially critical, considering Tower City is the busiest hub of RTA's rail network, with all rail lines converging here. 

For the right project, 3D laser scanning can improve safety, expedite the schedule, and propel the design process. To find out if your next project is a candidate for 3D laser scanning, contact Mark A. Yeager, P.S., Director of Surveying Services: yeagerm@ksassociates.com..

Come See Laser Scanning Up Close!
On March 3, 2016, KS Associates will exhibit and present at the annual Cleveland Engineering Society (CES) Design & Construction Conference. The full-day event takes place at LaCentre in Westlake, Ohio. Mark A. Yeager, P.S., director of surveying services, will lead an informative session entitled, "Applying 3D Laser Scanning to Public Infrastructure Projects." Stop by our booth to speak with Mark and learn how scanning can enhance your next project.

For more information abot the CES conference go to: CES Design & Construction Conference.

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