We take photos during site inspections with our Insta360 ONE X2 360-degree panorama camera.
Why do we do this? We want to have an all-round view of our projects. To see the scenery from different viewpoints helps us in understanding what we are looking at. And facilitates the exchange between designers and the construction site. The shooting locations are automatically localised on the floor plan.
We fly over construction sites with our DJI Mini 2 drone with 4K camera, take photos and create photogrammetric georeferenced 3D images.
Why do we do this? We want to gain an overview of our projects. Having the overview helps us to design and plan. We overlay the photo with the plan, creating our georeferenced "photo plans". And that helps everyone involved in the project to work.
We walk in the immersive 3D footage of existing buildings with our Occulus Quest 2 VR goggles.
Why do we do this? Especially when planning the conversion of existing buildings, it is important to have a good understanding of the existing structure. During a real walk-through, you don't see everything at first glance. Virtually, we can walk around as often as we want. And we can simply plan better that way.
We see, project and interact with 3D design with our Microsoft HoloLens 2 AR glasses.
Why do we do this? We visualise text, graphics, images or videos that we need during doing design work directly into our field of vision. We project our 3D design into the real world. The interaction of virtuality and reality in one field of vision helps us to understand, comprehend and decide faster.
We 3D print scale models of our buildings and structures with our original Prusa i3 MK3S 3D printer.
Why do we do this? Virtuality does not always help. It's also good to have something in your hand for once. We model complex structures virtually in 3D, and then we print them out to scale in one or more colours in 3D. This allows us to literally better grasp our design.
We write software for our internal applications in noise control planning using MS VBA Excel.
Why do we do this? Long linear structures require the utmost attention during design. Repetitive work can be completed faster and without errors with the appropriate software. We use our in-house developed software for noise protection wall design.
The comparatively low acquisition costs as well as the simple design and available modifications make the Prusa i3 attractive for professional use as well.
The reinforced concrete floor slab of the machine hall of the combined cycle power plant in Marl/Germany, printed directly from the 3D model for the formwork and reinforcement design: