Fountain of the Seahorses – 3D Laser Scanning Guides Restoration

Fountain of the Seahorses – 3D Laser Scanning Guides Restoration
Location: Philadelphia, PA
“The Italian Fountain, a gift from Mussolini’s Italy in 1926 to commemorate the Sesquicentennial of America, is made of more than 40 tons of travertine (a kind of limestone) in about 65 pieces. The four horses weigh about 5,000 lbs each, and the four sections of the shallow bowl clock in at about 4,000 lbs each. There are 36 coping stones that form the fountain’s basin – each with slightly different dimensions, with dedications carved in Italian and English. Despite its beauty and craft...

Newark Booster Station – Rises Above the Flood

Newark Booster Station – Rises Above the Flood
Location: Newark, DE
The Newark Northwest Booster Station is a regional city water booster station that was built in the 1970s, prior to the availability of floodplain information for the nearby Christina River. The station building (built below the 100-year flood elevation) housed electric pump motors and power supply equipment that would fail and become damaged during storm events if subjected to flood waters. To protect the station from flood damage, a sandbag levee was built and city personnel would attend to th...

The Village of Bayberry South

The Village of Bayberry South
Location: New Castle County, DE
When Blenheim Homes envisioned a new sprawling residential community on over 1,300 acres they knew the complex site development issues would require experts who could bring this concept to fruition.  Karins and Associates was the firm to help make this dream a reality.  The project, The Village of Bayberry, was divided into two distinct phases…Bayberry North and Bayberry South.  Bayberry South As part of the larger Master Planned Community of the Village of Bayberry, Bayberry South, insp...

Norfolk Botanical Gardens Laser Scanning Preservation Project

Norfolk Botanical Gardens Laser Scanning Preservation Project
Location: Norfolk, VA
This 155-acre botanical garden, dating back to 1939, contains 52 themed gardens and a “Statuary Vista, which features eleven, seven-foot tall statues carved from Carrara marble in Rome between 1879 and 1884.”  In 2012, the botanic gardens embarked on a complete rebuild and refurbishment of the main statue area. With extensive experience using 3D laser scanning for historic preservation projects, Karins was brought in to assist our client by capturing the existing conditions of the garden a...

Academy Street Residence and Dining Hall

Academy Street Residence and Dining Hall
Location: University of Delaware, Newark, DE
The University of Delaware has undergone rapid expansion over the last 10 years requiring additional facilities to accommodate the upsurge in student enrollment.  This new residence and dining hall building required accurate measurements so Karins was brought in to provide topographic surveying and 3D laser scanning of the columns, windows and floor areas to capture the existing conditions during construction.  The information was provided to the client in the form of a 3D point cloud and Aut...

Hershberger Property 84-Unit Apartment Complex

Hershberger Property 84-Unit Apartment Complex
Location: New Castle County, DE
Karins provided surveying, engineering, and construction services for this residential project in New Castle County, Delaware. Located in the Bear area and adjacent to the Barrett Run Community, this project completed the Diversified Planned Unit Development (DPUD) started in the early 1990’s. The project included five three-story apartment buildings containing a total of 84 units, five garage buildings and a historic home known as the Charles Allen House. Initially slated to be sold as a sin...

Camden Station

Camden Station
Location: Kent County, DE
Karins is known by this client as a firm that can get their projects through to completion. This site included 35 acres of commercial zoned land and 38 acres of residential zoned lands for a mixed-use subdivision development. The first step was to provide all surveying and land planning services for the rezoning of the property to commercial use.  Karins then developed conceptual plans, preliminary engineering plans and final engineering documents for site infrastructure improvements necessary...

Park Stream Medical Center - Greener Stormwater Solutions

Park Stream Medical Center  - Greener Stormwater Solutions
Location: New Castle County, DE
Park Stream Medical Center is a medical office development within the White Clay Creek watershed and the Metroform urban area in Newport, Delaware. The major project element is a 16,500 sf medical office building with associated parking, utility extensions, drainage infrastructure, and stormwater management facilities. Stormwater management for the development presented challenges due to limited capacity of stormwater infrastructure downstream of the site, an existing through-site conveyance of...

Sandpiper Plaza

Sandpiper Plaza
Location: Rehoboth Beach, DE
Karins provided surveying, planning and engineering services for this two unit commercial and office complex, located on Coastal Highway in Rehoboth Beach. The project consisted of a three-story 3,800 sf mixed-use building and a two-story 5,400 sf commercial office building. The project offered unique design challenges due to existing underground and surface stormwater management systems, which manage runoff from the adjacent Wawa convenience store and townhome complexes. Due to the value and lo...

3D High Definition As-Built of Underground Stormwater Management Facility

3D High Definition As-Built of Underground Stormwater Management Facility
Location: New Castle County, DE
Karins and Associates endeavors to utilize cutting edge design and technology in all aspects of our projects. This spirit is evident in the techniques used to conduct the as-built survey of the underground stormwater management facilities constructed on this site. This project included field surveys at various stages of construction, design verification, and plan preparation/submission. The field survey was conducted over a series of five site visits of less than two hours. Four of these visit...