When an architectural firm engaged Van Bower Construction Services Ltd to update the as-built drawings of the 170,000-square-foot Richmond Ice Centre using 3D laser scanning, they knew it would be a challenging project.

The recreational facility in Richmond, B.C., includes six NHL-size hockey rinks, 24 dressing rooms, two meeting rooms, offices, a restaurant/bar, concession stand, sporting goods store, and various technical and mechanical spaces. The City of Richmond and its architect required Van Bower to complete 3D scans of the entire facility, interior and exterior.

Although social distancing had reduced the facility’s activity pace, it was still very much open for business. The team would have to work around the flow of residents taking part in scheduled recreational activities throughout the day.

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