3D LASER SCANNING SERVICES
3D laser scanning devices use laser rays to acquire precise and high-resolution point cloud data for architectural projects. 3D Scanning Services involve the process of analyzing the built environment for data collection. The collected data is then used for constructing digital 3D BIM Models, consisting of a point cloud of geometric samples on the surface of the object. The points are then used to extrapolate the shape of the building called ‘reconstruction’.
Our construction laser scanning surveying services improve the accuracy of as-built data for construction and facility management. Whether it is architectural laser scanning, structural laser scanning, or laser scanning for MEP services, we capture detailed as-built data for facility updates, expansion, and renovation.
Our 3D Laser Scanning Services and Scopes
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As Built Documentation
Oil & Gas Industry
MEP BIM Services
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3D Laser Scanning Process in Construction
- Scan Planning: Various parameters like required level of accuracy, appropriate device, and qualified operator are decided during the scan planning stage.
- Scanning: The building or infrastructure is scanned using 3D laser scanners for point cloud data, which is used to create as built 3D BIM models.
- Point data model deciphering: The point cloud data obtained from 3D laser scanning is then converted to point cloud or mesh with the help of scan to BIM software like Autodesk ReCap.
- 3D model generation: A 3D BIM model is generated from the point cloud data. With the help of Autodesk Revit software, the 3D BIM model is created by a series of processes. This 3D BIM model is then used for documentation, renovation, remodeling, and facility management.
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Benefits of 3D Laser Scanning in Construction:
- Manage, synchronize, and supervise data
- Obtain verified, and reliable data in real-time
- Plan and optimize building performance
- Maintain project progress as per construction schedule
- To create as built 3D BIM model of a building
- Helps in facility management
- Enables in finding building data for renovation, refurbishment, and remodeling of a building
Stages Benefited through 3D Laser Scanning in AEC Industry:
- Design-Build Phase
- Construction Stage
- Virtual Installation for Clash Resolution
- Building Safety Management
- Facility Operations & Facility Management
Contact TopBIM Company for 3D Laser Scanning Services
TopBIM Company is one of the best 3D laser scanning companies in USA. We have experience in providing 3D Laser Scanning services and creating 3D BIM models using Scan to BIM services. Please mail us at [email protected] for your 3D laser scanning requirements.
3D laser scanning works on the principle of time of flight. The 3D laser scanner emits laser rays that incidents on a surface. The distance from the 3D laser scanner to the surface is calculated by the sensors embedded in the scanner. This distance is also known as the “time of flight”. The coordinates of the surface targeted by the laser rays are calculated. This data is known as point cloud data, which is further processed to create a 3D BIM model of the building in software such as Autodesk Revit.
The cost of a 3D Laser scanning process ranges from like a hundred dollars for a small part of an object to thousands of dollars for a large and complex building project. The estimate offered to you is based on the size or area to be scanned, and the complexity of the construction project.
The cost estimate given by any company is exclusive of other additional costs such as the cost of reverse engineering and dimensional inspection. A separate amount is incurred if any additional service is availed.
Raw data scanned from actual objects such as building exteriors and interiors, process plants, topographies, and manufactured items is used to create point clouds. The raw data utilizing LiDAR technology enabled 3D laser scanners are transformed into readable point cloud files. Raw scan data is converted to scan files (RCS files) and Reality Captured Project files (RCP files) that reference multiple RCS files by Autodesk ReCap. Both of these formats are compatible with AutoCAD and Revit software.
The accuracy of laser scanning is governed not only by the camera’s resolution but also by the complexity of the structure and the environment in which it is performed. The precision of the scanning process is determined by several factors. 3D laser scanners can produce high-quality scans with an accuracy of up to 4mm at 10m and 7mm at 20m.