Fort Warren, situated on George's Island in Boston Harbor, boasts a rich history spanning over a century and a varied role in national defense. The construction, which commenced in 1833 and underwent multiple adaptations driven by evolving warfare technology, culminated around World War II. The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) often faces tight design schedules from when a project is funded to when the project needs to go out to bid. This trend is expected to persist for the next two decades, with numerous independent projects slated for Fort Warren.
Given the substantial size of the fort, hand-measuring the existing building drawings would have been a nearly impossible task. Especially considering elements like non-perpendicular walls and arches, obtaining accurate measurements would have been highly challenging. McGinley Kalsow & Associates, Inc. selected Existing Conditions to deliver reliable Revit files and detailed as-built drawings of the entire fort. Our state-of-the-art technology provided accurate information about the irregular geometry. These resources proved to be invaluable to designers working on specific sections of the fort for various projects.
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Client: McGinley Kalsow & Associates, Inc.
Services: 3D Revit, 2D CAD, Floor Plans, Exterior Elevations, Roof Plan
Equipment: FARO Focus S350
Existing Conditions collaborates closely with all clients, and although it is not formal, we see each project as a partnership, as we are both stakeholders in the success.