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3D Laser Scanning Retrofit Projects

Monday, September 25, 2017

Faced with the task of renovating an existing pump area of a waste water treatment plant with limited on-site personnel available to verify existing conditions, Ahern turned to 3D laser scanning as an alternative method to quickly and accurately digitally document the existing

Revit Model

Monday, March 27, 2017

Ahern recently completed a project for a large hospital that required an as-built Revit model.

LISP Routines Explained

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Often while working in CAD, designers are required to perform multiple tasks to complete a desired process. This is where LISP routines come in. LISP routines process large amounts of data and combines multiple functions and commands into a single process.

Construction layout and surveying is all about accuracy. Until recently, these processes were performed manually by multiple people, and took a great deal of time and effort.

BIM Basics

Monday, March 21, 2016

BIM is a broad term that stands for “Building Information Modeling”.

BIM is used to help depict sequences of activities during a project, clarify spaces, and identify design conflicts between structural and mechanical trades.

By CAD Designer, Ahern Fire Protection