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West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation 3D Model for Mock Prison Riot


The West Virginia High Technology Consortium (WVHTC) Foundation holds a yearly event called the Mock Prison Riot at Moundsville Penitentiary in Moundsville, West Virginia. During the Mock Prison Riot, workshops and scenario training are held throughout the facility. The Moundsville Penitentiary is the only venue of its kind currently used to train law enforcement officials using the cutting-edge technology available at the event.


The WVHTC Foundation required the construction of an accurate interactive digital map of the facility for their 2009 Mock Prison Riot. Approximately two million square feet would have to be digitized to accurately describe the facility.  No high-resolution maps or CAD data of the structure existed before its digitization in 2009, and electricity was extremely limited within the structure and surrounding grounds.

Each year, the staff working at the penitentiary would get overloaded with requests from Mock Prison Riot participants for detailed measurements of training areas.  It was vital that the digital map be completed within a short time frame for use during that year’s Mock Prison Riot.


WVHTC searched on the internet and contacted Valador to help them solve their problem.

Valador has worked with prior customers utilizing game engines for near real-time simulations to solve their problems. Valador identified environment synthesis in a game engine as a solution for the West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation.

With this, a model was developed in thirty days using rapid system prototyping and state-of-the-art laser altimeter data.

Client Comments:

It was great having you guys at the Mock Prison Riot. I’m excited that your outstanding work was well received (I knew it would be), and many people who could use this type of technology now have the contacts to get it. I would love to be kept up to date on your new developments, and any additional work that you guys do in this market. As I said at the Riot, as a Service Disabled Veteran myself, it’s great to see an SDVOSB with a great product get exposure. I’m eager to see you get the tools law enforcement/corrections need to those that need it.

Since the model went live on our web site, I have not had one phone call regarding dimensions, layout, points of entry, etc.  Nada.  Nothing.  That has made me very happy and was one major issue I had hoped this model would overcome.  No traipsing through the snow with a tape measure and a flashlight … very nice!

West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation 3D Model for Mock Prison Riot

About Valador

Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Valador, Inc. is a Verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that delivers powerful solutions for collecting, maintaining, visualizing, and protecting its clients’ information. The company focuses on four key business areas — Modeling and Simulation, Information Assurance, Management Consulting, and Software Engineering. It employs innovative solutions such and the use of 3D immersive visualization to address its clients’ complex challenges, such as decision support, strategic planning, risk management, safety and reliability, assessment of alternatives, and information security.

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