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Cape Canaveral Minuteman Launch Complex 31 and 32

Beehive blockhouse, Cape Canaveral

"Beehive" blockhouse, Cape Canaveral

Blockhouses for the Minuteman Missile were 55 feet high, made of reinforced concrete shells covered with sandbags.

  • Task: Capture detailed data of blockhouse exteriors for architectural restoration and condition monitoring.
  • Challenge: Hazardous conditions and structural instability caused by organic degradation¬†precluded conventional architectural measurement.
  • Solutions: Terrestrial LiDAR documentation of structure's exterior from ground-based and elevated platforms.
    3D laser scan data used to create CAD drawings and 3D models for engineering analysis and management planning.

 

  • Field data acquisition: 2 days
  • Post processing: 1 week
Cape Canaveral Minuteman Launch Complex 31 and 32 Department of Defense Historic Structures Documentation P...

Cape Canaveral Minuteman Launch Complex 31 and 32 Department of Defense Historic Structures Documentation Project