Engineering Project Case Studies | Erdman Anthony

Laser Scanning and Site Plan Development

The City of West Palm Beach needed its Pleasant City Community Center revitalized. The existing community center was constructed in the 1980s and served the community well, but it needed several specific improvements to restore it to acceptable standards and to better serve the surrounding area. Erdman Anthony served as the prime consultant on the project and worked closely with an architectural subconsultant to develop plans for the renovation and provide construction phase services.

The overall building is roughly 10,500 square feet and supplemented the original 1926 structure. Improvements to the building included new flooring and wall treatments, kitchen upgrades, office space, reroofing to repair leaks, an improved entry/reception area, new bleachers, a new basketball floor, new windows, and storage space for supplies and trophies.

The design team needed accurate documentation of the building’s floor plan and exterior elevations, so Erdman Anthony proposed the use of laser-scanning technology to capture the building’s interior. Erdman Anthony’s scanning process followed the U.S. Institute of Building Documentation’s Level of Accuracy (LOA) specifications. These were used so that the design team had the data collected properly for inclusion into the design team’s Revit model. Autodesk ReCap files were generated from the scanned data to be used as the basis of the Revit Level of Development (LOD) 200 model.

Erdman Anthony also provided site civil design to confirm ADA-compliant accessibility for the new entry feature, the addition of a grease trap for the commercial kitchen, and coordination of community outreach efforts to engage the neighbors to gather their comments, goals, and input – as well as gain their support for the project.

Dana Gillette, PE, PSM, LEED AP
Dana Gillette, PE, PSM, LEED AP
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