Published: March 13, 2019

As-built a 40 year old Coal Crusher

The Challenge:

AsBuilt was contracted to capture the as-is conditions of a coal crusher house for a major US power production company.  The power provider was seeking to upgrade the existing coal handling system, but due to a lack of drawings and information, the project team was unable to scope and begin the retrofit with confidence. 

The Solution:

AsBuilt used 3D laser scanning and developed a 3D model to visualize the existing conditions.  The 3D modeling was utilized as an accurate design background for placement of the following equipment: 

  • A new Magnetic Separator 
  • A new conveyor Head Chute 
  • A new Crusher Bypass Chute 
  • New interconnecting chute work  
  • A new Load Zone 
  • Structural Drawing Package 


  • Point Cloud 
  • Navisworks Model 
  • Clash Detection