3D Laser Scanning is a technology that promises to revolutionize the way construction projects are planned, designed and ultimately executed. In the past few years, scanners have become easier to use and cheap enough to be profitable and practical.
What is currently the best way to capture a survey for BIM in 3D? Laser Scanning, of course.
3D Scanners use a laser light to digitally capture the dimensions of a space or object. This digital information can be uploaded into BIM software to create a 3D replica, known as a point cloud. By sharing it on the cloud, the model can be accessed and analyzed by any interested party across the globe.
Building Lifecycle : Where does Scanning play a role?
Owners are striving for a better product and contractors are looking to start the project with the right information. In the past, scanning technologies were a bit scary and cumbersome. Now with the technology, we can scan a whole project and have the data registered all in the same day, where before it may have taken three or four days. This turnaround time has been the driving force of the increase in scanning on construction projects.
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