Hi! I’m completely new around here and I need some advice in order to do an architectural survey of a condo with 103 units. The area of the place is 0.016 km2 and I need to have the area of each house. What would be the smartest way to do this? I was thinking about using a drone but I’m completely new. I have a civil engineering background.
Hi mate, sounds fun!
Lots to consider - but maybe this small thought would help.
I am making an assumption than a condo (we don’t use that term very much in Australia) is a multi level residential building with small lots inside it.
- Drone and R2A for a scan of the whole site would be awesome (with GNSS base, GC etc)
- For the internal areas and detail (inside the complex and each unit if you want internal floor area) perhaps renting a terrestrial scanner (there is a huge spectrum but perhaps start by looking at devices like a Leica BLK360 or a FARO). Capture all key areas, co-ordinate / register scans, then you can upload to the cloud or measure as you see fit - the detail could be useful for other planning and design tasks.
You will have to do some research and work to ensure you / site control are setup properly.
(depending on country / region there would be other things to check in regard to who is allowed / needed to take/sign-off on measurements depending on their use, discussion on relevant error in given measurements etc)
Hope that helps some