3D Modelling Police Stables

Minimising costs and maximizing benefits with multi-purpose heritage site 3D model

KANE was commissioned to partially restore and refit the Victorian Police Stables building. The heritage site is being redeveloped into art studios, offices and a performance and exhibition space for the Victorian College of the Arts. Many features will be preserved including the red brick façade, its octagonal roof and skylight.

The Challenge

Revising outdated data improving overall efficiency.

The Police Stables were constructed in 1912 with limited spatial information. Bows and deflections in its structure require surveying ensuring its design remains properly supported. As an octagonally-designed building, a more complex foundation was required. KANE therefore needed:

  • Access to more accurate and recent spatial data alongside a new, cost-effective method for its capture.
  • The production of pre-fabricated steel for its restored design – relying on current, more precise spatial data.
  • A more dynamic data delivery method usable by all consultants.

The Solution

Producing a 3D model using laser scanning.

A site laser scan captured the appropriate data to produce a 3DAutoCAD model. This entailed:

  • Scanning the entire structure obtaining all required data to create a new 3D model.
  • Modelling it as a ‘live’ object due to its inconsistency in shape and size.

The Results

Delivering spatially accurate data maximising overall production efficiency.

The structure’s new 3D model benefits KANE by:

  • Minimising onsite support costs with a more precise, more accurate spatial model.
  • Maximising resources.
  • Delivering valuable information through improved data extraction.