We offer a full range of Architectural services as well as specialized supplementary services and solutions for:
IF THEN ARCHITECTURE INC.
Who we are
We are a team of Ottawa-based Architects and Researchers using 3D Laser Scanning and Building Information Modeling to augment the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the built environment.
Scan Compound Arches
JUNE 15, 2017
ITA used 3D laser scanning to capture the complex geometry of two compound concrete arches prior to installation of finish stonework. The point cloud was used to accurately map out the precise placement of each stone. In 4 hours we accomplished what would have otherwise taken 1-2 weeks using traditional measurement techniques - thereby saving our client time and money.
Exterior Energy Retrofits
JULY 7, 2017
ITA is a part of an industry working group that is developing and testing industrialized systems for retrofitting the building envelope of existing homes using prefabricated panels.
Integrated Building Information Modeling Solutions (iBIMs)
ITA provides integrated BIM solutions that can be tailored to meet the unique needs of any building project. We combine the latest digital tools and technologies with a thorough knowledge and understanding of Design, Construction, and Project Management to create customized solutions that allow our clients to monitor and control Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human Resources, Communications, Risk, and Procurement.
ITA Develops Detailed 3D Environments for 5G Wireless Research
MARCH 10, 2017
With the help of our Leica ScanStation P40 and specialized 3D radio propagation software, ITA has produced a number of highly detailed and spatially accurate digital 3D environments that have been optimized for wireless simulations and efficient ray-tracing.
The models are being used for research and analysis of site-specific radio propagation and wireless communications systems.
Our equipment capabilities allow us to quickly and accurately capture measurement data in large-scale, complex urban environments. From these detailed 3D datasets we extract key information in order to produce purpose-built simulation models that are compatible with wireless propagation software.
A Leap Forward For Heritage Conservation
JUNE 15, 2017
Architecture, Research, Technology - Learn how Carleton's Robots are Carving History. Follow link below to read full article by Dan Rubinstein.
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2D Elevation Maps of Concrete Slabs
MAY 5, 2017
ITA used laser scan data to produce 2D elevation maps of concrete floor slabs on a 9-storey office building currently under construction.
3D Scan and Modeling of Museum Space
APRIL 7, 2017
ITA scanned approximately 3,000 sqm of museum space and used the data to produce a detailed Building Information Model for use in future design projects.
JULY 1, 2017
ITA uses Voxxlr (a Kanata company) to upload and share point clouds using its unique cloud based service. Visit www.voxxlr.com for more information.
New Point Cloud Importers for SketchUp
MARCH 10, 2017
ITA team members have developed a new extension using the Ruby programming language. The extension allows users to decimate and import point clouds in pts/xyz/svy/txt formats
ITA to Present at 2017 Festival of Architecture
MAY 25, 2017 2PM - WESTIN OTTAWA
ITA will be speaking about the value and benefits of 3D laser scanning for architecture and design professionals at this years Festival of Architecture in Ottawa.
3D Scan of 50,000sq.m. Indoor Waterpark
DECEMBER 9, 2016
ITA recently conducted a comprehensive architectural survey of a 50,000 sqm water park to produce detailed 2D and 3D documentation of the facility.
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Sample Point Cloud Data
Download sample point cloud data in various file formats, including: Leica *.pts, Leica *.ptx, Autodesk *.rcp, / *.rcs, Text *.txt, Text *.svy, Text *.xzy
3D Scan of 18,000sq.m. Indoor Waterpark
NOVEMBER 23, 2016
ITA recently conducted a comprehensive architectural survey of an 18,000 sqm water park to produce detailed documentation of various complex 3-dimensional conditions.
Phased Construction Scanning
OCTOBER 31, 2016
ITA recently performed a laser scan of structure, framing, and piping on a local renovation project to document concealed conditions prior to cover up.
Leica ScanStation P40
We use a Leica ScanStation P40 to provide our clients with the highest quality data possible. The P40 offers outstanding precision, resolution, range, durability, image quality, speed, and performance in harsh conditions.
Digital Craft, Open Forum
NOVEMBER 8, 2016, 6:00PM
James Hayes will take part in an upcoming Open Forum at Carleton University with Phil White (the Dominion Sculptor) and David Edgar (Chief Conservator Mason at the Parliament of Canada West Block).
Unhanded: Making Under the Influence of Digitalism
SEPTEMBER 17, 2016
James Hayes was at the Arts Court Theatre to take part in a panel discussion. Visit the Arts Court website for full details.
3D Scan of Local Heritage Apartment Building
JUNE 15, 2016
ITA recently carried out a laser scan of a 5-storey, 30-unit heritage apartment building in Ottawa.
ITA Introduces New BIM-based Scan Planning Tools
ITA has developed new Revit tools to assist in the planning and execution of 3D laser scanning projects. Click on link below to see more.
CBC - The National
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
James Hayes appeared on CBC's The National to talk about the ongoing rehabilitation work on Parliament Hill's West Block. Follow the link below to read the full story.
3D Scan of 3200-Seat Arena
MAY 18, 2016
ITA recently performed a laser scan of a 3200-seat Arena to assist in the design and planning of future renovation projects.
3D Laser Scanning Services
At If Then Architecture we understand the value of 3D laser scanning in Architecture and Design and one of our key objectives is to make this technology available to other Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Professionals. We offer digital architectural surveying and 3D laser scanning as a stand alone service. Contact us today and let us know how we can help you with your next project.
Prefer to work with mesh files? Have us convert your point cloud data to a triangulated mesh.
ITA is working with a select group of clients to design custom residential dwellings using Revit to visualize & manage design options, schedule & control costs, evaluate & quantify energy performance, perform detailed site and solar analysis, and to produce hi-quality construction documentation.
ITA can import your point cloud data into Revit and produce scaled measurable plans, elevations, sections and details for you to work from.