Technical Solutions

VIRTUAL CONSTRUCTION
3D MODEL-BASED PROCESS

Changing The Way

We Build

Cutting-edge technology, combined with craft-based experience, allows us to increase productivity while reducing our client's downtime. We use Robotic Trimble Total Stations, 3D laser scanners and the latest in CAD BIM modeling software. This technology allows us to quickly scan and build complex piping systems to within 1/16 inch. McCarl's full-time Tech Specialists have offered this technology since 2013 and are the leading experts in the region.

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Changing The Way

We Build

Cutting-edge technology, combined with craft-based experience, allows us to increase productivity while reducing our client's downtime. We use Robotic Trimble Total Stations, 3D laser scanners and the latest in CAD BIM modeling software. This technology allows us to quickly scan and build complex piping systems to within 1/16 inch. McCarl's full-time Tech Specialists have offered this technology since 2013 and are the leading experts in the region.

3D Laser Scanning

Increase Productivity

  • McCarl’s uses laser scanning technology to deliver detailed 3D surveys. 3D images of complex environments and geometries can be generated into formats such as FLS, PCG, PTX, RCP, E57, RWP and more. The survey data can be used for Building Information Modeling (BIM), as-built documentation, fabrication and restoration projects.
BIM / Virtual Construction
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Trimble Total Stations

McCarl’s craft-led tech specialist department uses Robotic Trimble Total Stations which allows for highly accurate layouts of new construction.

Trimble Total Stations

McCarl’s has four robotic Trimble Total Stations that takes information from owner models/.dwg files and allows for highly accurate layouts of new construction.

McCarls On-Site Application

of BIM Technology

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Technology

Project

Tenaska Energy Partners plant, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

Challenge

Client was experiencing a bottleneck in the piping and hangers installation process.

Solution

Using Trimble Total Stations, we obtained highly accurate information from Black & Vetach's .dwg file. Through this, we were able to decouple the hanger installation and pipe installation. Instead of installing temporary rigging to hold the pipe in place and then bringing the hanger to the pipe, the hangers were installed, and the pipe set on them. This resulted in a 20% improvement of the installation factors for the hangers and piping.

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