A new Sunrise Senior Living assisted living facility has been constructed on the site of the historic Silas Burke House at 9617 Burke Lake Road in Fairfax County, VA. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved the rezoning and special exception on July 28, 2015.

VIKA provided surveying and civil engineering services for this new facility and prepared the final construction site plan on the historic 4.96-acre Silas Burke House property.

As part of the property development plan, the Developer worked closely with the Burke Historical Society, Fairfax County, and local families to preserve the Silas Burke House and all additional existing structures on the property.

Significant proffers required the preservation of the existing Silas Burke house (circa 1824) and associated out buildings, including easement protections. Interior and exterior upgrades were also made to the historic homestead.

VIKA performed 3D laser scanning of the existing residence to:

  • Document the current condition
  • Provide a precondition report prior to performing exterior renovations
  • Preserve the current condition in perpetuity for future generations.

In addition, we’ll be scanning the buildings again after all construction is completed. This will allow the Developer and Contractor to have a precise snapshot of the house at the completion of the project.

Previously, existing conditions would have been documented from photos and minimal traditional survey locations. Now, with use of the Point Cloud, we’re able to prepare very accurate 3D models of both the pre-construction and post-construction conditions. We can then prepare an analysis of any deviations that occur during construction activities. This process helps our clients settle any disputes, understand the amount of deviation, and prepare the necessary repairs back to the original conditions.

This procedure is starting to be used in urban construction, especially in areas with existing buildings. VIKA has performed these services in Arlington County and Washington DC in places where the spacing between buildings ranges from zero lot lines to 50 feet apart and where new construction requires sheeting and shoring installation.