Hampton Roads - Laser Scanning of the SS United States

When:  Apr 16, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Hampton Roads Section
Please join the Hampton Roads section for a discussion of the 3D Laser Scanning of the famous American passenger liner SS United States. Gibbs and Cox, Inc. spent 7 weeks documenting roughly 95% of the SS United States using a 3D Laser Scanner. Following the scanning, the original drawings were scanned into the computer using a typical printer scanner. These documents were then used as a base to create CAD drawings for each deck. After base level drawings were created, these 2D drawings were then overlaid with the 3D laser scan data to compare for accuracy and documentation of the true current conditions.

This presentation will provide an overview of the process of scanning the ship, creating the drawings, using the scan data to create more accurate drawings, and the benefits of using 3D laser scanning for this project. It will include some stories and pictures of the SS United States and personal recollections of spending more than 7 weeks aboard the shell of a ship that is today the SS United States.

Speaker Name & Bio
Justin Harper, 3D Scanning/Design Specialist at Gibbs & Cox, Inc. 

Justin has been working full time for Gibbs & Cox, Inc. since 2014. During this period he developed the standard procedure and workflow for using 3D Laser Scanning to document and verify current as built arrangements in a variety of environments, with a focus on naval ships for Gibbs & Cox. Some of his personal interests include snowboarding, video games, running, trying local cuisine of new places, as well as driving and working on his car.

Registration Fees
$20 - SNAME Members
$30 - Guests
$15 - Students


Hampton Yacht Club
4707 Victoria Blvd
Hampton, VA 23669

Pricing Information

Registration Price
Students $15.00
Member $20.00
Non-member $30.00


T.J. Brackin
(757) 249-1080 (x 226)