The accuracy of models prepared using laser scanning technology translates directly into reduced project cost due to the reduction of construction reworks and delays. 3D models also facilitate cost reduction through the accurate development of prefabricated construction components and materials.
Prevents schedule delays by reducing time required to collect data from as-built structures
Safer data collection- information can be obtained from the ground without the need for harnesses and other safety equipment. Data can be collected in areas that are too dangerous or unstable for people to safely work
|Laser Scan of Plaza at SJ History Park|
Unobtrusive data collection technology reduces field construction time and facility down time.
Data captured by the laser scan can be translated in accurate 2D or 3D AutoCAD drawings to be used for 3D visual walk-throughs and 2D or 3D design. The data could ultimately be rendered into a complete 3D Building Information Model.
How Laser Scanning Is Revolutionizing Museums and Public Venues
The 3D Model is the ideal database for storing and accessing information about the entire life-cycle of a facility.
|History San Jose|
Data contained in the BIM allows for real-time energy audits, acoustical simulations, maintenance and monitoring of air contaminants/pollutants and development and implementation of various RFI technologies and solutions.
|Historic Pasetta House|
Laser Scan by Ken Hanna, NVentum LLC.
3D model is an excellent marketing tool; allowing a client, exhibitor, guest or visitor to see the facility without actually being there.
BIM is a useful tool in the reduction, monitoring and maintenance of a facility's carbon footprint.
BIM software applications allow building operators to monitor and adjust the building's electrical, environmental, mechanical and security systems remotely via SMART phones, tablets or laptops.
Read about America's Smithsonian's exploration of 3D laser scanning technology at