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Historical Preservation: Lucy the Elephant

As part of our ongoing efforts to digitally preserve historic monuments and sites, and our continuing commitment to give back to society, DJS is proud to announce that we have completed documentation of another historic icon, Lucy the Elephant! In November of 2017, DJS technicians spent a day laser scanning, flying drones, and capturing […]

By |July 20th, 2018|3D Laser Scanning, Drone Documentation, Historical Preservation|Comments Off on Historical Preservation: Lucy the Elephant

Why is the Drone My New Best Friend?

Jon W. Adams, FAA Licensed Drone Pilot and Director of Architectural & Heritage Services ::::

The past few years have seen tremendous advancement in UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) technology.  UASs, AKA drones, are continually improving, adding better cameras, integrating obstacle avoidance sensors, and running autonomous flight routines.  At DJS, we have been using UASs for […]

By |June 26th, 2018|Drone Documentation|Comments Off on Why is the Drone My New Best Friend?

Federal Aviation Administrative LAANC Update

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) just released a schedule for nationwide expansion of the Low Altitude Airspace Notification Capability (LAANC) Program. This expansion will begin in April, with new regions coming online in subsequent months. Here is the schedule: […]

By |March 12th, 2018|Drone Documentation, Drone Technology, Jon W. Adams|Comments Off on Federal Aviation Administrative LAANC Update

Documenting a Historic Icon

Jon W. Adams, Director of Architectural & Heritage Services ::::

In late September 2016, I had the opportunity to put my UAS drone pilot certification to use on an exciting project on behalf of DJS Associates: The comprehensive documentation of a historic icon, the Ferryboat Binghamton. Working with RGA, Inc., DJS was contracted to collect critical measurement information, in order to help satisfy proper documentation protocols for sites that appear on the National Register of Historic Places. The Binghamton had been closed for several years after experiencing a second life as a popular floating restaurant on the edge of the Hudson River in Edgewater, New Jersey. […]

By |November 10th, 2017|3D Laser Scanning, Historical Preservation|Comments Off on Documenting a Historic Icon

FAA, Not State and Local Governments, Rule the Airspace for Drones

Jon W. Adams, Director of Architectural & Heritage Services ::::

On September 21, 2017, a federal judge overturned a city ordinance in Newton, Massachusetts, which required all drones to be registered, bans drones below 400ft above ground level without property owner permission, and prohibits flights beyond the visual line of sight of the operator.
If these rules […]

By |October 9th, 2017|Drone Technology, Jon W. Adams|Comments Off on FAA, Not State and Local Governments, Rule the Airspace for Drones

3D Scanning Utilized to Help Local Custom Body Shop

Jon W. Adams, Director of Architectural and Heritage Services ::::

DJS Associates was retained by Mike Snyder of Exotic Customs, Inc., a custom body shop located in nearby West Chester, PA to digitize a hand-fabricated prototype for a custom automotive grill. This digitization will provide Exotic Customs the ability to precisely refine the part as they […]

By |December 13th, 2016|3D Laser Scanning, handheld laser scanner|Comments Off on 3D Scanning Utilized to Help Local Custom Body Shop

Did You Know: 3D Scans Improve Workflow

Creating something from scratch can often be a time-intense and difficult task, particularly when a deadline is involved. DJS recently teamed with a local artist to help jump start a project under a tight deadline.

In this case, the artist was tasked with producing a sculpture, in the likeness of a person of interest who […]

By |November 14th, 2016|3D Laser Scanning, 3D Laser Scanning for Artist|Comments Off on Did You Know: 3D Scans Improve Workflow

Tech Tip: Display Options for 3D Laser Scan Data

One of the important variables in collecting 3D laser scan data is the consideration of display options. Really? Display options? As in, how the data is presented? Yes! While display options are ultimately cosmetic, understanding the options at the outset of a project can have a significant effect on both how 3D laser scan data […]

By |June 16th, 2016|3D Laser Scanning, Architecture, Construction, Display Options|Comments Off on Tech Tip: Display Options for 3D Laser Scan Data

Summary: 2015 Inaugural Drone World Expo

On November 17th and 18th, 2015, Jon W. Adams, with DJS Associates, Inc., attended the inaugural Drone World Expo (DWE) conference in San Jose, CA. Chief among the topics at DWE were discussions surrounding the proposed system for UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System) Traffic Management (UTM). The goal of this UTM is to effectively and efficiently […]

By |December 8th, 2015|Drone Technology, Drone World Expo|Comments Off on Summary: 2015 Inaugural Drone World Expo

3D Laser Scanning/BIM Documentation: Commercial Building

DJS Associates recently completed a 3D Laser Scanning/BIM (Building Information Modeling) documentation project for Foulger-Pratt Development in Washington, DC.

In just one day, 1.9 million unique measurements were collected as part the 3D laser scanning process. 78 scan positions were used, including ground-level scans around the exterior, and roof-level scans. BIM modeling was […]

By |October 19th, 2015|3D Laser Scanning, Architecture, BIM Model, Preservation|Comments Off on 3D Laser Scanning/BIM Documentation: Commercial Building