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The Future of BIM

By Jared Curtis on Oct 14, 2020 10:42:00 AM

Since 1997, Existing Conditions has measured and documented an estimated 200 million square feet of space for architects, engineers, building owners, and real estate professionals. We use 3D laser scanning technology to gather millions of data points that can be used for many things, including building information modeling (BIM). This information has proven to be invaluable for several industries as it currently stands, but what does the future hold for BIM?

Topics: Existing Conditions BIM Reality Capture
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How Accurate is 3D Laser Scanning with Existing Conditions?

By Jared Curtis on Sep 18, 2020 10:40:00 AM

Building information modeling (BIM) and laser scanning has several uses in a variety of industries, including architecture, engineering, construction, and commercial real estate. With this data on hand, professionals have the reliable, realtime information about a property or structure. But in order for this technology to be useful, it needs to provide a great deal of accuracy. And not every laser scanner provides the necessary accuracy for important projects. 

Topics: Existing Conditions BIM Reality Capture
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Risk Management & 3D Laser Scanning in Real Estate Development

By Jared Curtis on Aug 21, 2020 10:39:00 AM

Working in real estate development can lead to a lucrative career. But with major financial investments comes a significant amount of risk. Luckily, 3D laser scanning can be used to mitigate much of the risk for professionals throughout the real estate development lifecycle. All projects rely on accurate existing conditions to serve as the foundation. If the foundation is built to exacting, high quality standards, our clients have the advantage.

Topics: Existing Conditions BIM Reality Capture
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Why You Need Accurate Existing Conditions Documentation

By Jared Curtis on Jul 15, 2020 10:37:00 AM

With precise 3D as-built drawings, you have an accurate depiction of what a building looks like now, as opposed to how the building was originally designed. Why does this matter? As it turns out, there are almost always significant differences between the two. There are also several reasons you need accurate existing conditions documentation for your building that we’re going to share with you today. 

Topics: Existing Conditions BIM Reality Capture
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Laser Scanning and BIM for Commercial Real Estate

By Jared Curtis on Jul 8, 2020 10:30:00 AM

Laser scanning and BIM are foundational digital assets that have been providing situational awareness and actionable data to the commercial real estate industry for years. Commercial real estate (CRE) professionals like JLL have been utilizing this technology in ways that will benefit the industry (and clients) forever. CRE professionals can obtain a precise 3D visual of the properties they’re brokering or managing, and there are several major advantages to having this information on hand. 

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What to expect during your 3D building scan

By Jared Curtis on Jul 1, 2020 10:26:00 AM

Today, more and more professionals in the architecture, engineering and construction industries are turning to 3D reality capture for comprehensive building documentation. If you’ve never seen one of these scans performed, it may sound like a complicated, time-consuming process. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. 

Topics: Existing Conditions BIM Reality Capture

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