Comprehensive Restoration: Scanning the Terminal

by David L. Cox, Director of geospatial services at TrueScan, part of the Kleingers Group Inc., headquartered in West Chester, Ohio.

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2020, Vol. 90, Issue 3, Pg. 49-51


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: The 87-year-old Cincinnati Union Terminal in Ohio has undergone a comprehensive, $228-million restoration and renovation led by GBBN Architects. As part of that project, which included extensive historic preservation and structural repair work, Silman, a structural engineering firm, was part of the team that performed a methodical restoration of the grand art deco building’s exterior facade. THP Limited Inc., also a structural engineering firm, was part of the team that renovated the terminal’s interior and replaced the waterproofing for the underground structure beneath the terminal’s east lawn. And TrueScan, a division of the Kleingers Group Inc., performed a full 3-D laser scan of the building’s interior and exterior. In three articles on the following pages, Silman, THP, and TrueScan share the work they performed on the project.

Subject Headings: Historic preservation | Underground structures | Imaging techniques | Renovation | Project management | Engineering firms | Structural engineering | Architects | Ohio | United States

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