EC Electric is a leading electrical contractor with operations throughout the Pacific Northwest. EC Electric’s portfolio includes commercial construction, technical systems, energy solutions, traffic management, and service. EC Electric often collaborates with general contractors and owners for preconstruction work including design-assist and design-build.
CHALLENGEEC Electric was tasked with completing a major expansion and renovation of Chambers Creek, a wastewater treatment plant near Seattle, WA on an accelerated schedule.
OUR APPROACHEC Electric needed to create a virtual model using BIM and 3D as-builts. The accelerated schedule prompted them to consider alternatives for reducing labor, and improving modeling speed and accuracy.
SOLUTIONEC Electric selected Trimble’s TX6 3D laser scanner and RealWorks software for the ideal combination of speed, range, and accuracy to capture 3D spatial data and efficiently create 3D deliverables.
“We knew that purchasing the right 3D scanner could help us save significant labor costs,”
-Nick Snow, detailer and BIM coordinator for EC Electric
By implementing the Trimble TX6 3D system, EC Electric completed scanning the entire scope in 300 hours -- a 90% reduction in labor from the original estimate. They also eliminated the need for electricians to work in challenging environments, thus reducing the safety risk while accelerating modeling data collection.