The 261-room luxury Ritz-Carlton Resort in Half Moon Bay, CA, was constructed in 2001 on a cliff along the rocky coastline. Since then, the hotel has won many hospitality awards, making it a popular destination for local and international tourists. This unique oceanfront project covers the main hotel lodge containing 209 rooms, three guest houses with 52 rooms, food and beverage spaces, a spa, and two golf courses. Apart from the design that allows guests to feel like a part of outdoor beauty, the resort offers a fantastic customer experience. The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay project monitors the coastal bluff upon which the hotel sits, keeping tabs on environmental soil erosion that might pose a future safety risk for guests or the structure itself. Thus, the main challenge for VEC tech specialists was correctly assessing the current situation and defining the potential issues and risks for the hotel’s building. Fortunately, we could collaborate effectively with the client and deliver the project successfully within time and budget frames.
VEC experts worked on the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay project in 2021. As an experienced BIM & VDC partner, we provided top-notch onsite technology and modeling services for an area of 70,000 square feet. Using high-definition 3D laser scans, VEC collects images of the cliff face, the Ritz-Carlton building, and the multi-column support structure embedded within the terrain. These scans are eventually translated into detailed, 2D As-Built Line Drawings, which are compared against datasets collected in previous years, revealing any signs of erosion or geological activity. Thus, with 3D laser scanning, the VEC Team could ensure accurate and precise capturing of space conditions and provide no destruction for the facility and its territory. Since we correctly understood the captured data’s goal, we could satisfy all project requirements.