Johnson & Pace Incorporated Wins Leica Geosystems’ 2015 HDS Plan Contest Award

Longview, Texas: Johnson & Pace Incorporated’s Surveying Department wins second-place in Leica Geosystems‘ 2015 HDS Plan Contest. Winners were announced at the Geosystems HDS/3D Laser Scanning subtrack Hexagon’s Global Network (HxGN) LIVE conference. Attendees were given the opportunity to complete survey plans with 3D laser scanning reflecting creativity and innovative problem-solving skills. The contest had the following three categories: (1) Buildings/Heritage, (2) Civil/Survey, and (3) Plant/Marine.

Johnson & Pace Incorporated placed second in the Civil/Survey category for Longview’s Creature Comforts Pet Resort. According to Leica Geosystems Inc., “The as-built survey of a 0.943-acre site and building was conducted using a Leica Nova MS50. Data was processed in the office with Leica Infinity and Leica MultiWorx software. Scanning the project provided valuable information that would not have been captured in a traditional survey. The final plan included a 2D site drawing as well as point clouds and panoramic images of the overall site, building lobby and hallways.”

“All the plans were really good this year; once again, multiple rounds of judging were required to choose the winners,” said Mike Harvey, HDS Product Applications manager for Leica Geosystems and the HDS Plan Contest chair . . . two rounds were required in the Civil/Survey category.

Nick Northcutt and Bret Read (Surveyors in Training) said, “By using the Leica Nova MS50, we were able to capture more information in less time; the fact that we scanned inside the building really made the project stand out from the competition. We feel super excited to get 2nd place considering this was a worldwide competition of more than 20 different companies, and our first time competing. We are proud to be able to put our company’s name at the top of that list.”

Companies from IT and Surveying industries participated in the international event.