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Course Description

This one-day ACE course is an introduction to digital documentation with a focus on 3D laser scanning.  Through practical demonstration and individual hands-on participation, you will be exposed to the current tools and techniques available.  We will cover the basics of scanning including scanner setup, user interface, target placement, and site evaluation. You will also get an overview of scan viewing, registration, filtering, and export options for external digital applications.

This workshop will involve an onsite scan at Carleton University. In addition, we will examine a number of contrasting case studies including CAD drawings and models of a lock station produced from scans along the Rideau Canal, and scans, models and drawings of Alexander Graham Bell’s historic residence in Nova Scotia. Based on the interests and level of the class, we may also look at more advanced techniques including dividing and meshing scan data for texturing, and blending scans with other digital documentation techniques like photogrammetry and drone photography.

You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course for continuing education hours.

Course Structure:

This is a full, one day course. The class size is limited to 25 people.

Date: TBD
Location: Architecture Building, Carleton University
Cost: $295 + HST

Program fee includes materials and a pizza lunch.

We reserve the right to cancel the course and refund all paid registrations should the minimum number of registrations not be met.

Eligibility Requirements:

This program is designed for any architects, planners, engineers, graduate students, or other professionals interested in digital documentation and 3D laser scanning (no prior experience required). Please note that this is a non-credit course therefore no university credit would be earned.

Course Instructor Bio

Ken PercyKen Percy is a PhD candidate in Architecture at Carleton University.  For the last five years, he has been leading research in digital documentation at the Carleton Immersive Media Studio, a Carleton University research centre dedicated to the advanced study of innovative, hybrid forms of architectural representation. His international experience includes projects and teaching in Morocco, Peru, Israel, Italy and Belgium.  In Canada, Ken has led small and large scale documentation projects including surveying and laser scanning the parliament buildings.


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