Engineering Survey of the Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch

McElhanney was retained in 2017 by local construction contractor Smith Bros & Wilson (SBW) to provide surveying services to aid renovations at the library, which included the addition of escalators, elevators, and an auditorium. The objective of the survey was to identify a precise location for a temporary concrete platform supporting a multi-storey crane, and to identify positions to underpin and support the load of the crane and platform sited at street level on an underground parking structure. Both firms knew the complex nature of the existing utilities in the parkade structure would require an innovative approach to data collection and presentation.

Waterfront Centre Scan to BIM

Vancouver, BC – McElhanney was hired for this planned renovation project to relocate multiple commercial retail units (CRU’s) and modernize the food court. Record as-built drawings for this building were incomplete and deemed unreliable by the architects that needed a dependable model from which to base their design.

Simon Fraser University Scan to BIM

Burnaby, BC – McElhanney conducted several laser scan surveys at SFU to assist with a variety of renovation and upgrade projects. Our team of modelling technicians converted the resulting point cloud exports into 3D Building Information Models (BIM) which are used directly by the architectural project team.

Ironwood & Coppersmith Plazas

Richmond, BC – The Ironwood and Coppersmith shopping plazas are located in Richmond, BC. McElhanney was hired by Westbank to provide 3D building models for architectural design and site plans for the development permit so renovations and upgrades to the building facades and exterior areas could proceed.