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Stunning 3D Laser Scan Survey of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Point 2 have completed a stunning laser scan survey and detailed 3D Revit model of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in Wales, a Grade I listed building and a World Heritage Site

The navigable aqueduct carries the Llangollen Canal across the River Dee in the Vale of Llangollen in north east Wales The 18-arched stone and cast iron structure was built for use by narrowboats and was completed in 1805 having taken ten years to design and build It is the longest aqueduct in the UK and the highest canal aqueduct in the world

The aqueduct was surveyed by Point 2’s Measured Survey teams using both Leica P40 and P50 laser scanners from numerous setups both on the Aqueduct footpath and around the surrounding land  The survey data, once processed in Leica Cyclone, enabled us to generate a precise and comprehensive point cloud to use as the base information from which to construct the model

A highly detailed 3D model was created by Point 2’s in-house BIM team This included the modelling of all structural elements, balustrades, bolts and fixings All elements within the model are intelligent Revit families with no ‘model in place’ used A BlueSky model was then incorporated into the surrounding context

Check out this amazing CGI fly-through video:

Our Measured Survey team thoroughly enjoyed working on this interesting heritage project which involved three days in the beautiful countryside of North Wales.

Point 2 have a highly experienced team of surveyors using state of the art scanning equipment to capture highly accurate and detailed surveys. Please contact Matthew Brightwell, Head of our Measured Surveying department or click on our Measured Surveying page for more information on the extensive range of surveying services we can provide.

Our BIM team, who helped to create this highly detailed 3D Revit model of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, also create vastly detailed BIM models of all manner of buildings and structures, working alongside our Measured Surveying team to assist our clients with the level of building information necessary to assist development and the management of their existing assets.

Please contact James Still, Head of our BIM team or click on our BIM page for more information.

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