In August 2016 the time had come - the extended Plus City celebrated its reopening. This was preceded by a gigantic construction project: 72 new shops on 36,000 m2, multi-storey car park, tram terminal, around 240 million euros invested. The scope of this project was also a challenge for the contractors and architects. However, they received active support from LOOOM and our indoor mapping technology: In order to document the construction progress exactly and to obtain an inventory of the construction background, our team scanned the various construction phases - starting with the shell construction with an area of 36,000 m2.
This millimeter-accurate digital replica of the construction site, enabled complete documentation, both as photorealistic panoramic images and as a georeferenced point cloud (XYZ coordinates): The browser-based 3D model was drawn in Autocad 3D and transferred via an IFC interface to the Autodesk Revit (BIM software) of Plus City. In this way, as-built plans could be compared with the actual status of the construction site - and even years later, the client has a precise overview of all construction phases and the responsible companies. Defects can be traced back to their origin. The scans or 3D models of the individual shops were sent to the tenants (H&M, Peek & Cloppenburg etc.) so that they could plan and implement the shop fitting using the data.