3D model of building, modeling, and scanning


  • Project Kaiser Permanente – San Diego, CA San Diego Medical Center
  • Services 3D Laser Scanning, Scan to BIM, BIM Modeling, BIM Coordination
  • Project Profile The Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center upgraded an Angio Room within the existing hospital.
  • Kelar Pacific Role Existing conditions, including MEP, structural, and architectural features, were captured with 3-D laser scanning, converted into a 3-D solid object, then modeled in Autodesk Revit, serving as a true as-built of current conditions. Existing 2-D design plans were converted into 3-D in Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. Designed utilities were then spatially coordinated together with existing conditions inside the 1st floor construction area, which included coring and structural reinforcement in the below basement area. This portion of the project proved critical in the construction process, as it was impossible to initially determine the ideal locations of proposed conduit runs and structural reinforcement with typical field visits and old paper as-builts of the basement’s above-ceiling conditions. Rick Engineering and Kelar Pacific teams, along with infection protection teams, could capture the basement area via laser scanning during a 1-hour break between meal preparations in the dietary area. Design teams and construction managers were now informed with true conditions and able to perform routing and construction coordination efforts virtually on the computer, prior to ordering materials and continuing construction. A web-based portal was hosted to reviiew the results of the laser scan easily across the entire project design and construction team.