Often, in an urban environment, the idea of redevelopment is not simply tearing down and building back. Rehabilitation and expansion of existing buildings is both sustainable and cost effective.

VIKA has responded to this need and developed an expertise centering not just on a topographic or boundary survey, but on a detailed three-dimensional survey of the building and its façade. Our façade surveying services can field locate all features as part of the complete renovation of a building. Our surveying services can map building facades for the creation of plans, elevations, and models for use in detailed design. We develop a complete set of “as-constructed” plans that can be used by the architect for re-design of the building.

Our 3D laser scanning services can locate all features and collect enormous amounts of data in short time. It creates exact positioning points of façade elements in 3D model and provides data to compile a set of existing condition plans for use by architects/structural engineers.

VIKA’s façade and/or historic projects in Washington, DC include, but are not limited to:

  • 2121 K Street, NW
  • The Jefferson Hotel Renovation, NW
  • National Public Radio Headquarters, NE; and Capital Gallery, SW

Other historic projects include the Silverton (formerly a Canada Dry bottling plant) site and National Park Seminary in Montgomery County, Maryland; and Victory Center in the City of Alexandria, Virginia.