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The Smart Way for Starting Capital Projects

By Philip Smith on Nov 21, 2022 9:09:14 AM

Starting capital projects off right requires not just knowledge of your fundamental assets, but accurate data on those assets as well. Many times, people depend on information about their assets from old paper drawings, flat files, blueprints, public documents, etc. Unfortunately, these older files are often not reliable. Those drawings, which may have been accurate at one point in time, may not be up to date. It is common for buildings to shift, sag, or undergo undocumented renovations. With that being said, you will not know the current conditions of the building looking at old drawings. To avoid wasting time and money, it is crucial to make sure that your documentation is correct before you invest in your capital project renovation. When you call Existing Conditions, our team will help you start your project off right by finding out exactly what you need. We will provide you with high-quality existing conditions documentation for you and your teams and provide the support and information you require to make well-informed decisions.

Topics: BIM 3d laser scanning services benefits of bim BIM technology drones capitalprojects
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The Complete Process: Soup to Nuts

By Jared Curtis on Aug 26, 2022 10:09:27 AM

Existing Conditions delivers high-quality documentation more accurately, efficiently, and cost-effectively than anyone else. Our team has measured and documented an estimated 400 million square feet of space for architects, engineers, building owners, and real estate professionals. We have served clients and projects across the entire United States and have a proven track record of success. 

Topics: Blog BIM 3d laser scanning services BIM technology
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Existing Conditions Announces 3D Laser Scanner Donation to The Boston Architectural College

By Jared Curtis on Jul 14, 2022 5:17:11 PM

{Boston, MA, June 16, 2022} – Existing Conditions founder and CEO Kurt Yeghian announced the donation of a FARO X-120 3D laser scanner with software, valued at over $30,000, to his alma mater the Boston Architectural College (BAC) to be used in training future architects.

"What I learned at the BAC has helped me make more informed decisions in the profession for over 25 years. It's exciting to give back to the next generation,” said Yeghian, an alumnus. “They are a great school, they’re involved in the community, and we’re pleased we can contribute our expertise, experience, and now, some of our 3D laser scanning technology.”

The Boston Architectural College’s mission is to provide excellence in design education that is rooted in practice and is accessible to diverse communities. The school started as a professional society in 1889. In 1971, the program became the first in the United States to offer a work component. As of 2009, the BAC had one of the largest faculty and student bodies of New England architecture programs, as well as one of the lowest tuition rates. The BAC has maintained its open admission policy, affordability, dedicated faculty, and value of academic and experiential learning throughout its history.

Existing Conditions contacted BAC Associate Director of Alumni Relations and Development, Eliza Wilson, to develop a working relationship with the school, offer 3D laser scanning expertise to students, and to partner with the college in giving back to the community. The laser scanning, drone survey, BIM, and CAD services company participated in a small number of the school’s industry round table discussions and continues to look for ways to spread its CEO’s message, “The old ways don’t work anymore.”

The BAC has fostered the growth of many well-known alumni including Arcangelo Cascieri, Charles L. Fletcher, Glenn Gissler, William Sutherland Maxwell, Louis Skidmore, Edward Durell Stone, Wallace Harrison, and Buckminster Fuller. The college continues to impact the architectural community through its commitment and vision, by promoting social justice, through its global network, by being a full-spectrum education partner and a cutting-edge intellectual leader, by promoting design literacy and resilience, and by continuing as a robust institution into the future.

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10 Common Misconceptions about Virtual Site Visits

By Jared Curtis on May 2, 2022 12:32:42 PM

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL SITE VISIT?

Our Virtual Site Visits platform is an easy and low-cost way to access spatial data of your building or project – from any device and without any burdensome downloads. We take the measurements captured by our team on-site and turn reality capture data into an easy-to-use digital twin of your building. When owners, facilities managers, architects, and contractors utilize the Virtual Site Visits platform, they can easily access laser scan data of their building. Given the popularity of this platform, we’d like to clear up some common misconceptions that we’ve seen recently.

 

Topics: BIM benefits of bim Remote Work Virtual Site Visits matterport
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Hidden Problems Are Revealed Through Drone Surveys

By Jared Curtis on Apr 6, 2022 11:13:59 AM

Often when people see drones flying nearby, they think of a kid's toy, of commercial flyover footage and blockbuster movies, or maybe even search and recovery missions. What most people don’t recognize is how useful drones can be when added to an arsenal of data capture tools. Existing Conditions uses a variety of technologies to meet its clients' needs, including remotely-piloted aerial vehicles such as drones. At its most basic level, a drone survey allows you to see your building from a new perspective.

Topics: Blog drone surveying, drones drone surveying Remote Work
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Updated 3D Scanning Data For Accurate Building Documentation: Read Our New Guide

By Jared Curtis on Mar 9, 2022 12:01:30 PM

Accurate building documentation relies on technology and expertise. Our New Year, New Tools guide examines how Existing Conditions leverages technology to provide accurate building documentation. With 25 years of industry-leading experience, we’re excited to showcase the new tools and upgrades that help us deliver the accurate 3D scan data and drawings we’re known for industry-wide. 

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