- Multilevel wet system to the new stage as well as other renovated areas
- Small dry system for the new loading dock
- 3D Scanning & BIM Modeling
Fire protection within new stage and backstage spaces. 3D Scanning of areas in the auditorium.
Spaeder's contribution to the mechanical updates involved various fire protection systems. The original structure was not required to have a sprinkler system, but all new areas had to be updated to current code specifications. Spaeder added a multilevel wet system to the new stage as well as other renovated areas. There is also a small dry system for the new loading dock. In addition to the fire protection work in the new renovations, The general contractor, E. E. Austin, had the Spaeder team perform 3D Scans of various areas of the facility.
3D scanning is particularly important on a project like this that strives for modernization while maintaining historical accuracy. Charles Morgan, Spaeder’s Point Work Coordinator, created detailed three-dimensional point clouds of both the proscenium and parts of the auditorium using the Faro Focus 3D laser scanner. A point cloud is a 3D model created from millions and millions of laser measurements. FARO laser scans provide accuracy up to 1/16th of an inch, so that there is no guesswork and always provides extreme precision. For this reason, 3D scanning technology is not just used in construction, but manufacturing, forensic investigation and historic preservation projects just to name a few applications.