To assist in developing detailed technical designs for the maintenance and installation of a hydroelectric power plant, it was necessary to survey the entire existing infrastructure and surrounding area, especially to create a new access road to the area. The project site was vast, including a penstock and riverbed, and presented unique topography features that made it difficult to access. Studio Pancrazi needed advanced reality modeling technology to obtain a high-resolution mesh to facilitate the design process and help determine along which riverbank they should build the roadway.
They selected ContextCapture to create a detailed 3D reality model that helped reconstruct the penstock and the entire existing infrastructure to accommodate the roadway. Using Bentley’s application, Studio Pancrazi enhanced survey safety while compressing the survey times to reduce project costs. The design studio used the accurate 3D model to better assess the current on-site situation and determine the optimal riverbank to construct the roadway.