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DPK Leverages 3D Scanning Tech to Support a Roadway Utility Upgrade

A large utility company in Long Island, NY needed to run new wires along a 2-mile span of roadway. A PERM 75 Survey was required by the New York State DOT.

Because the roadway was heavily traveled, DPK relied on its comprehensive health & safety training to protect its team and equipment. They successfully capture the specified span of utility features and other property assets without incident.

The customer site was roughly 2 to 3 hours from DPK’s Edison headquarters. If a traditional surveying approach on the ground was chosen, the project could have taken 2 to 3 weeks. Using their 3D scanning technology, a Trimble X7 and TX8, they were able to collect the data 3 days.

The scanned data collected required approximately 130 scanning stations along this stretch of roadway to ensure that all assets were captured with great accuracy and sufficient resolution. It was then processed to create a comprehensive point cloud in DPK’s CAD department where specific features were identified and highlighted.

The customer’s scope of work required the mapping of all site features within the right of way, including every utility pole and all existing wires. DPK was assigned a starting pole and ending pole on this active roadway and flawlessly scanned and mapped everything in between.

DPK Consulting is using their geospatial technology to serve multiple industries, including land development, engineering, construction, utilities, facilities management, environmental investigations, and site remediation systems layout. The applications, value and efficiencies created by 3D scanning and drone technologies are ever increasing.

To speak with a DPK representative, call 732-764-0100 and ask for James Heiser or Ray Hyman.

Manhattan, NY – Mixed Use Building Renovation

Industry Segment: Architectural Planning

Project: Building Renovation

Site Location:New York, NY

Summary of Work:3D scanning was utilized to map exterior facades and interior floor plans of a large and unique mixed use (commercial and residential) building in New York.

Specific Process:

1. DPK scanned all specified building exteriors.

2. A topographic survey was created for a rear yard associated with the residential segment of the building.

3. Interior scans were performed to determine floor elevations for all floors based on stairway landing elevations.

Deliverables:Exterior Facade
Topographic Survey
Interior Floor Elevation Verification

Established in 1999, DPK Consulting is a professional land surveying firm with a deep platform of high-value services, including Construction/Commercial, Environmental and 3D Laser scanning. For more information about DPK, or to request a quote, call 732-764-0100, or visit