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Airport tower construction uses Leica ScanStation C10, Cyclone for pre-fabrication of 1000 trusses

Point of Beginning, June 2014
Point of Beginning's cover story for its June 2014 issue featured Canada's Tronnes Survey. A 25-person firm in Alberta, Tronnes has more than 40 years experience. The firm is a user of Leica Geosystems' laser scanners and purchased its first ScanStation 1 in 2004. In 2011, with its ScanStation C10, the firm laser scanned the construction of Edmonton Airport's new combined office and control tower. The tower has eight office floors, a control tower, and exterior of undulating cladding. One thousand individually designed trusses support the sleek cladding design. To save project time and cost, prefabrication of each truss would take place. Over 8,000 key structural points needed precise measuring to guide the prefabrication process. This allowed accurate prefabrication for mounting the trusses to the structure. Yet with active airport runways, the project had limited vantage points and short time frames for the survey work. The job was too big for a total station given the project time line. Tronnes' C10 provided the best solution for measuring the airport's tall, complex tower. Site restrictions in schedules and locations were overcome by the C10's speed and at-range-accuracy. Tronnes Survey also used Cyclone MODEL for quick, direct processing of the laser scan data. The models found intersections between steel, variations of as-builts from design, and potential conflicts. The HDS data showed significant variation in the as-built. The variations could have triggered extensive on-site rework at major cost. Instead, the ScanStation C10 and Cyclone solution guided truss prefabrication through as-built analysis. Of 1,000 trusses prefabricated off-site, only one had to be custom reworked during installation. A 99.9% success rate with trusses designed to the as-built scans.