Engineering Design Services employs advanced technology such as the DJI Matrice 300 RTK. With a one-hour flight time, we can help capture your projects in a way that helps you operate more efficiently. Along with aerial services, EDS utilizes a mobile laser scanner capable of collecting data by hand or drone. This allows EDS to accurately capture measurements and generate 3D models of inaccessible locations. Furthermore, EDS can turn a 3D model into a physical 3D printed model.

Fire Damage Assessment

A large fire occurred in the ship channel located in Corpus Christi, Texas, during 2020. There was concern that the fire may have caused damage to nearby equipment at one of Engineering Design Services client’s sites. 

The facility was inspected and cleared of fire based damage with the help of EDS’s drone, thermal imaging cameras and licensed professional engineers.

As-Built of Vessels from Laser Scans

Engineering Design Services LLC was contracted to laser scan a facility to create a digital twin. 

The digital twin allows for rapid response times for projects as well as a reduction in onsite labor. Since all measurements and drawings can be developed from the digital twin, field work is significantly reduced. In addition, safety risks and hazards are mitigated because contractors spend less time onsite than they would if measurements had to be taken in the field.

The digital twin of the facility is used for a variety of projects, such as the as-built drawings of the vertical vessel shown below.

Aerial Laser Scanning

Engineering Design Services LLC is the market leader when it comes to drone based laser scanning in the United States. EDS uses a variety of sensors, such as the Emesent Hovermap, mounted to their drones – like the DJI Matrice 300, to complete aerial scans of various facility types. 

Aerial based laser scanning allows your projects to gather details that are normally missed – like flare tips, the topside of tanks and the topside of pipe racks.

Ground Based Laser Scanning

In addition to Engineering Design Services LLC’s aerial laser scanning, we also offer ground based scans. While we offer traditional scanning services most clients are familiar with (tripod mounted Leica/Faro scanners), we also offer Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) based laser scanning. SLAM based laser scanning removes the need for setting control points and allows scans that used to take days to complete to be performed in a matter of hours.

Automated Drone Flight Planning

During the planning stage of a mapping project, EDS generated this flight plan for the automated survey of the property shown.

3D Printing

Sometimes being able to hold a model of your facility or system is worthwhile. Whether it’s to be used as a prototype, a training device or used to attract investors – EDS can help bring your 3D model into the real world. EDS has a number of printers that can handle small and large form factors. EDS can provide SLA and FDM based printing services.