Honoring History Through High-Tech Construction Innovation

Nov 07, 2023

Technology Behind Building Liberation Pavilion at The National WWII Museum

The recent Grand Opening of the highly anticipated Liberation Pavilion at The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana represents a significant moment in United States history. MAPP was selected as the trusted contractor to build the final installment of this world class museum, designated by Congress as the official WWII museum of the United States. Liberation Pavilion is a three-story Pavilion that features two floors of fully immersive exhibit space and a 3rd floor with a state-of-the-art rotating theater to provide attendees with a brand-new cinematic experience.

The complexity of this project required innovative construction methods to deliver this project prior to Veteran’s Day. MAPP implemented Building Information Management (BIM) and Laser Scanning to get ahead of the intricate, geometric design with an exceptionally high degree of precision, clash detection, digital fabrication, and real-time virtualization. With no margin for error, along with MAPP's in-house team of FAA-certified Drone pilots for the site captures, MAPP partnered with OpenSpace to provide daily 360° virtual walks and an On-site BIM Model to execute and collaborate with meticulous accuracy.

MAPP put technology to work for this project, including a Robotic Tool Station, Jobsite Technology Hub, and shared Procore Project Management Software. The ability to compare the BIM model side-by-side with the 360° image data allowed tightened quality control and logistics planning. It allowed MAPP to get three weeks ahead of schedule during the sitework and foundation phase before Hurricane Ida hit New Orleans. The project was completed in time to host the 2023 Congressional Medal of Honor Society Convention. We believe that weaving the historical impact of WWII with modern-day technological innovation embodies the true spirit of America. The entire project was a privilege.

Watch the Liberation Pavilion come to life through this TrueLook Timelapse Video generated through OpenSpace:

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