Building Information Modeling, Construction, Facility & MEP

National Retailer

Level Floor Topo
Summary

This national retailer has incorporated very specific branding into the design and construction process of its building space. Prior to signing a lease or purchase agreement, the client requires Nederveld to verify the space and structure by scanning and modeling certain elements. This information provides an accurate understanding of the building and space for the national retailer to be able to make a good business decision.

Scope of Project

Initially, Nederveld was retained to provide a standard scan and model of a potential retail property in New York City. Our team successfully finished the project and delivered the information to the client. Nine days later the client phoned Nederveld asking if they ‘happened’ to gather any data regarding the level accuracy of the floor (which would be crucial to the project moving forward). Understanding that this was not part of the initial scope of work, the client recognized the possibility for Nederveld’s team to have a subsequent trip to New York City, experiencing additional costs to gather that much needed data.

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Within an hour of the call our project manager reviewed the collected data and found all the information the client required. From the original scan data collected we were able to create a colored Floor TOPO that shows the level accuracy of the floor using color shade changes at every ¼ inch increment of change in the floor and inserted the elevation numbers of the points in a 36-inch grid. The deliverable was emailed to the client and they were invoiced for only one hour of CAD drafting time. Now, all future scopes of work and deliverables for them include the colored flooring information.

Cost Savings or ROI

What was the savings of this service? HUGE! The hour of CAD drafting time was insignificant compared to the cost of last minute airfare, car rental, hotel and meals for a two-man survey team in New York City for 2-3 days. The value of incidental data is incredibly high as it costs nothing more to capture. It can be quickly and conveniently accessed and processed for our clients.

Results

The value of incidental data is incredibly high as it costs nothing more to capture. It can be quickly and conveniently accessed and processed for our clients.