Case Study Reality Capture Construction 3D

Client Spotlight: Philadelphia Public Safety Building, Reality Capture


The Philadelphia Public Safety Building – previously known as the Inquirer Building – is a 526,000 sq.ft., 18-story building. Located in the Logan Square neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA., this 1924 landmark is recognized in the "National Register of Historic Places".

Inquirer-floor flatness

Reality Capture Process

BluEdge broke this scanning project down into three phases in order to accommodate ongoing demolition projects throughout the building. Areas of interest included:
  • Interior views of 18 floors
  • Basement
  • Multiple exterior vantage points


After scanning was complete, BluEdge began the post-processing phase. We provided "Architectural Detail" files which includes walls, floors, ceilings, columns, door, and window penetrations.
We provided our client with floor flatness and deviation reports for each floor as well as non-colored, cleaned and aligned Point Cloud data compatible for use in Revit “Recap” Software.



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