Jared Curtis

Jared Curtis

President, Existing Conditions

Recent posts by Jared Curtis

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How New Technology Can Augment (Or Even Replace) Your Historic Building Drawings

By Jared Curtis on Jun 14, 2021 1:15:00 PM

Historic buildings are an important part of the heritage and legacy of the context in which they sit. People mark the passage of time with them, restore them, use them as a reference point when giving directions—there is no debating the significance of great historic places.

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The What, Why and How of As Built Drawings

By Jared Curtis on May 26, 2021 2:03:54 PM

A single factor can make a massive difference in your construction projects: As-Built drawings. From planning to execution, these drawings — when accurate — provide the type of starting point that will create confidence in your final product, adding value to your projects and reducing unnecessary risk for your team.

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How Real Estate Investors Reduce Risk and Add Value with BIM Technology

By Jared Curtis on Dec 29, 2020 10:49:00 AM

As a real estate investor, you could be involved in the purchase, ownership, maintenance, and rental/sale of a property all in the same day. The ultimate goal in this hard work is typically making a profit. Without accurate information about a property, this can be hard to do. But that’s where laser scanning and BIM technology come in.

Topics: Existing Conditions BIM Reality Capture BIM technology
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BIM Cost Per Square Foot: Helping Asset Managers Succeed

By Jared Curtis on Nov 23, 2020 10:46:00 AM

As a real estate asset manager, an accurate and up-to-date portfolio is vital to your success. It’s your responsibility to oversee the financial success of the real estate assets of your clients. If the information in your portfolio is out of date or inaccurate, you leave yourself open to a variety of risks and missed opportunities. And if you’re basing decisions off of cost per square foot calculations, it’s very important that you really know how many square feet you’re working with. Luckily, 3D laser scanning and BIM documentation can help you manage your assets more effectively than ever before.

Topics: Existing Conditions BIM Reality Capture bim cost per square foot
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The Future of BIM and Smart Cities

By Jared Curtis on Oct 14, 2020 10:42:00 AM

Since 1997, Existing Conditions has measured and documented an estimated 200 million square feet of space for architects, engineers, building owners, and real estate professionals. We use 3D laser scanning technology to gather millions of data points that can be used for many things, including building information modeling (BIM). This information has proven to be invaluable for several industries as it currently stands, but what does the future hold for BIM?

Topics: Existing Conditions BIM Reality Capture bim and smart cities
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What is the Precision of 3D Laser Scanning With Existing Conditions?

By Jared Curtis on Sep 18, 2020 10:40:00 AM

Building information modeling (BIM) and laser scanning has several uses in a variety of industries, including architecture, engineering, construction, and commercial real estate. With this data on hand, professionals have the reliable, realtime information about a property or structure. But in order for this technology to be useful, it needs to provide a great deal of accuracy. And not every laser scanner provides the necessary accuracy for important projects.

Topics: Existing Conditions BIM Reality Capture precision 3d laser scanning