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ZS Performs State-of-the-Art Laser Scanning and BIM Conversion of Historic Eagle Tower for Wisconsin DNR
Posted by: ZS on September 26, 2016

The Eagle Tower was constructed in the 1930’s and overlooks the Peninsula State Park in Door County, Wisconsin. The tower was closed to the public last year amidst safety concerns resulting from the deterioration of the timber members and is scheduled to be demolished in the fall of 2016. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is considering replicating this iconic structure and retained ZS to provide as-built documentation of the tower prior to the demolition. To accomplish this, ZS utilized our in-house laser scanning capabilities to create a “point cloud” of the tower. Once the point cloud was created, the..

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ZS Selected to Lead the Building Envelope Rehabilitation of Detroit’s Fisher Building – The Largest Marble Clad Commercial Building in the World
Posted by: ZS on September 26, 2016

ZS was recently selected by the Owner of Detroit’s Fisher building as the Engineer of Record for the 100% restoration of the exterior facades of the building. ZS is currently developing the plans/construction documents and will be providing construction administration services for the rehabilitation and restoration of the building. Detroit’s Fisher Building is a designated National Historic Landmark, a Michigan State Historic Site, and is widely considered one of the city’s most iconic buildings. Frequently referred to as “Detroit’s largest art object and the largest marble clad commercial building in the world”, the Fisher Building is a prime example of..

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ZS Selected to Laser Scan and Develop Buiding Information Models (BIM) As-Built Records for over 1 Million Square Feet of Facilities at the University Of Chicago
Posted by: ZS on May 10, 2016

ZS was recently selected by the University of Chicago to laser scan and develop BIM as-built records of over 1 million square feet of historic campus facilities including the renowned Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House, the Rockefeller Chapel and the Oriental Institute. The University is developing a 3-dimensional record system for planning, space information, and other operational uses, and these systems require existing buildings to have up to date BIMs. The project utilizes LiDAR scanning of buildings’ exteriors and interiors in order to capture existing conditions. The scans produce point clouds that are used to generate as-built Architectural BIMs. The..

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ZS Joins Chicago’s Rafael Vinoly 1200 S. Indiana Design Team
Posted by: ZS on May 10, 2016

ZS was selected by Crescent Heights of America to provide exterior building maintenance access and fall protection consulting services for what will become the tallest building in Chicago’s South Loop. The 829-foot skyscraper designed by Rafael Vinoly Architects is the first of three projects that Crescent Heights plans to develop on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Roosevelt Road. The staggered tier design of the building along with the overall height poses a great challenge in designing the maintenance access solution. ZS will also design access for the multiple green roofs of the new building. The unique beauty that comes..

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ZS selected to join Design Team for the New Milwaukee Bucks Arena
Posted by: ZS on December 2, 2015

ZS is excited to be a part of the new Milwaukee Bucks Arena project design team. ZS is providing Engineering/Architect of Record consulting services for the Arena’s Foundation Structural design and Roof System design. Additionally, ZS is providing Building Envelope and Building Maintenance/Fall Protection Consulting services for the design team. The project design team is led by Kansas City based Populous, which has a worldwide practice and has designed 15 NBA/NHL arenas. The design team also includes HNTB, a national infrastructure/sports design firm, and renowned local architectural firm, Eppstein Uhen Architects.    

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ZS Sponsored and Presented at the Forensics Engineering 7th Congress held in Miami, November 15-18, 2015
Posted by: ZS on December 2, 2015

ZS was a key sponsor of the Forensics Engineering 7th Congress that was held in Miami, November 15-18, 2015. The conference is organized by the Forensic Engineering Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers. In addition to sponsorship, Ryan Larson, S.E., P.E., a Senior Structural Engineer at ZS, presented at the conference on the topic of “Laser Scanning and Building Information Modeling”. The presentation subject focused on how laser scanning presents an efficient solution for rapidly capturing as-built data for the development of Building Information Models for existing facilities. For copies of the presentation, please contact Ryan Larson at..

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