From surveying and geographic information systems (GIS) to building information modeling (BIM) and beyond, Adam Grewenda and Kevin Hanley, PLS, will showcase ArchiTube geospatial technologies at stand GA39 during the GEO Business Show 2022, 18-19 May, at the ExCeL London.
Below is a Surveyors Week snippit from our recent sit down with Adam. Be sure to swing by our booth and discover for yourself how Adam’s drive fuels our leading-edge technologies to help solve your business needs!
Hi Adam! Please tell us a little bit about how you got into the surveying field and what your current position at Dawood is like.
Surveying is my destiny. Growing up, I performed small jobs for my uncle, who owned a land surveying company in Poland since I was 10 years old. After I turned 18, I moved to Ireland and worked for land surveying companies there and in London, where I saw laser scanning for the first time—something almost no one did in Poland at the time. From there, I decided to open my own surveying company.
I founded ArchiTube 10 years ago, and Dawood acquired my company in September 2021. I remain in charge of our day-to-day operations, involving 3D modeling and land surveying with laser scanning of industrial facilities, retail sites, offices, historical monuments, and a wide variety of infrastructure.
What’s so special about surveying and how does it motivate you?
Surveying technology is constantly moving forward. Just a few companies had laser scanners 10 years ago, but most have them now. You must remain innovative to be competitive with the biggest and best companies—and this motivates me.
I also really enjoy working on old and historical structures like churches. Being able to see them from different vantage points and visit places where the average person cannot go is exciting to me.
Tell us about one or two of your favorite Dawood projects and what makes them stand out to you.
Laser scanning and modeling of existing structures saves money for our clients, because this technology makes it easier to identify and resolve conflicts. One project that stands out for me was in Norway, where we surveyed and measured a World War II-era German work camp and scanned parts of a forest near the site. Our purpose was to find terrain anomalies, such as low places that could have been graves, so that the site could be preserved and the deceased recognized.
We were also involved in one of the biggest shopping centers in Europe, at nearly 200,000 square meters in size. Most companies in Poland and across the European Union are not used to scanning and modeling such large sites, so it was an interesting challenge.
What can we expect from ArchiTube during GeoBusiness 2022?