|May 2014 US 20 Award Announcement
Chicago IL – Dynasty Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the 2014 Illinois Department of Transportation's DBE Consultant's Exceptional Service Award in the category of "The Rural Highway" for the Phase III engineering services it provided on the US 20 Freeport Bypass project, from west of Illinois 26 to Business Route 20 west of Freeport Illinois. The firm was nominated by IDOT District 2 staff.
Approximately six miles of roadway was constructed. The project consisted of a 3-span bridge over Jane Addams Trail and an 8-span bridge over the Pecatonica River built on confined compressible soils. Dynasty Group monitored and graphed the soil compression with settlement plates to insure desired settlement had been achieved. A frontage road was built south of US 20 for access control and improved safety. The project also provided tree and wetland mitigation to decrease environmental impacts.
For this project, Dynasty Group provided professional construction engineering services, which included: inspection and documentation of pay quantities, weekly reporting, daily quantities and field books entries, calculations, record drawings and quality assurance and quality control.
Dynasty Group's ability to work with IDOT in an efficient and effective manner provided the team necessary to successfully complete the project on-time and under budget.
|April 2012 - Not A Typical Success Story
Dynasty Group, Inc. was featured in the April 2012 edition of "American Surveyor" magazine for its survey work on the Chicago Transit Authority's Dan Ryan Track Renewal Project. The article discusses the challenges of completing the survey work within the 2 month time frame to support the 30% design engineering schedule, while working around a live train operation, and using emerging technologies to create the project webpage. Please click here to read the entire article.
|January 2012 - CyArk Signs MOU with Dunhuang Academy in China
Dynasty Group is pleased to announce that it successfully brought CyArk and Dunhuang Academy together to digitally preserve the Mogao Caves in Dunhuang, China.
The caves represent one of the most important sites in China. They are a system of almost 500 temples in the oasis of Dunhuang, China and feature some of the finest examples of Buddhist art, spanning 1,000 years.
Dynasty Group, as CyArk’s partner in North America and China, has successfully undertaken the laser scanning of several of the caves since 2007. The Memorandum of Understanding, signed in November 2011, is only the beginning of the collaboration among Dunhuang Academy, Dynasty Group and CyArk. Dynasty Group is committed to delivering the highest quality laser scanning and data management services to better archive, understand and promote the Mogao Caves.The news release is also available on CyArk website.
|October 2011 - Dynasty Group, Inc. was feature in the October 22011 Issue of POB
Dynasty Group, Inc. was featured in the October 2011 issue of Point of Beginning magazine.
The issue featured a cover photo of One Museum Park, a high rise residential project in
downtown Chicago in which Dynasty performed laser scanning services and an article entitled
7 Progressive Surveying Firms and What You Can Learn From Them, showcasing Dynasty as one
of those firms. The article can be found at:
|June 2011 - ACSYS Partnership
Dynasty Group has partnered with Acoustic Control Systems (ACSYS), a leading ultrasonic
nondestructive testing instrument research and development firm based in Moscow, Russia.
Among many products produced by ACSYS, the A1040 MIRA offers the latest state-of-the-art
technology in concrete testing. The device allows engineers to take a MRI-like view of
concrete structural components in a few seconds. Using the SAFT-C algorithm, the post-
processed 3D images produced by the device identify flaws in concrete, such as delamination,
voids, and honeycomb.
|March 2011 - Pointools Partnership
Dynasty Group has been partnering with Pointools Ltd for the last two years.
In addition to promoting its products, Dynasty Group also offers training
on the software products. In October 2009, Bentley and Pointools signed
a continuous technology transfer agreement to incorporate the Pointools Vortex
Engine in Bentley Platform. The Pointools .pod file format can now be directly
referenced into Bentley Microsattion V8i and other products. This allows architects
and engineers the long awaited desktop access to the point cloud data. For several
years now, Dynasty Group has been collecting point cloud data using the 3D laser
scanning technology on many projects. The point cloud can be surveyed virtually
to produce 2D survey drawings, viewed via Leica TruView and used to build 3D models.
|July 2010 - Construction Inspection at Freeport, IL
Dynasty Group started construction inspection services at Freeport, IL on the US 20 Bypass
project. Over the past 20 years, traffic on US 20 has doubled as more people discover and
take advantage of tourism and recreational opportunities in northwestern Illinois. In order
to reduce congestion and increase highway safety, Illinois Department of Transportation is
widening US 20 to four lanes. The entire US 20 project covers nearly 50 miles from just west
of Freeport to just north of Galena, Illinois.
Dynasty Group, Inc. is a
member of three separate teams awarded contracts by the U.S.
General Services Administration to provide 3D Scanning services
in various regions of the country. The services will
support facility design, renovation, preservation and BIM related
activities planned by the GSA.
Dynasty Group Inc., has recently purchased
some of the most efficient and advanced laser scanners available in
today's market. These phase-based laser scanners include the Leica HDS6000
and the FARO LS 880. With this new state-of-the-art technology, Dynasty Group,
Inc. is now able to add high definition and resolution scans in areas of importance
to their capabilities. Both types of scanners allow shorter scan times with higher
definition scans. While the area captured with each scan is smaller than
other scanners, the scan is actually taken quicker and is of higher
definition; therefore, these scanners increase the quality and accuracy
of each scan taken. In addition, the FARO LS 880 not only has the
capability of capturing color scans with photo-like resolution, it also
can take color photos with the help of an attached digital Nikon
camera. These scanners help provide Dynasty Group Inc.'s clients
with more efficient and accurate information, furthering their mission of
providing quality and timely services.