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How Real Estate Investors Reduce Risk and Add Value with BIM Technology

By Jared Curtis on Dec 29, 2020 10:49:00 AM

As a real estate investor, you could be involved in the purchase, ownership, maintenance, and rental/sale of a property all in the same day. The ultimate goal in this hard work is typically making a profit. Without accurate information about a property, this can be hard to do. But that’s where laser scanning and BIM technology come in.

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BIM Cost Per Square Foot: Helping Asset Managers Succeed

By Jared Curtis on Nov 23, 2020 10:46:00 AM

As a real estate asset manager, an accurate and up-to-date portfolio is vital to your success. It’s your responsibility to oversee the financial success of the real estate assets of your clients. If the information in your portfolio is out of date or inaccurate, you leave yourself open to a variety of risks and missed opportunities. And if you’re basing decisions off of cost per square foot calculations, it’s very important that you really know how many square feet you’re working with. Luckily, 3D laser scanning and BIM documentation can help you manage your assets more effectively than ever before.

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The Future of BIM and Smart Cities

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?

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What is the Precision of 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.

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Real Estate Risk Management & 3D Laser Scanning

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.

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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. 

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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. 

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How to get a quote

By Jared Curtis on Jun 24, 2020 10:23:00 AM

3D laser scans and Building Information Modeling (BIM) are the most cost-effective and precise methods for comprehensive building documentation available. They enable design, building and real estate professionals to accurately capture pre-construction conditions, calculate square footages, perform quantity takeoffs, assess structural elements for deformation, and much more. 

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How Owners and Developers Benefit from Laser Scanning and BIM

By Jared Curtis on Jun 17, 2020 10:21:00 AM

We know firsthand and through deep market research about the positive impact laser scanning and BIM has on multiple industries. In fact, these benefits extend to a wide array of customers throughout real estate asset classes in diverse markets around the world. For decades, building owners and real estate developers like Winn Development, Oxford, and Hines have come to rely on the invaluable information provided by our 3D laser scanning and BIM documentation.

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How General Contractors Benefit From 3D Laser Scanning Services And BIM

By Jared Curtis on Jun 10, 2020 10:20:00 AM

For decades, the best builders and general contractors in the world have worked with Existing Conditions. Since 1997, we’ve been providing them with the situational awareness and digital information they need for successful projects. Companies like Shawmut, Suffolk, Turner, and Gilbane rely on the data we provide them with to complete projects safely, efficiently, and accurately.

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Here’s How Engineers Benefit from Laser Scanning and BIM

By Jared Curtis on Jun 3, 2020 10:18:00 AM

Engineering firms around the world like VHB, Jensen Hughes, and Stantec have been leveraging our laser scanning and BIM expertise for decades. The data from laser scanning and BIM documentation is an invaluable tool with many benefits throughout the scope of an engineering project.

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How Architects Benefit from Laser Scanning and BIM

By Jared Curtis on May 27, 2020 10:16:00 AM

For decades, Existing Conditions has been providing situational awareness for architects around the globe. From Studio Troika to Gensler and SOM, we have worked with the biggest architecture firms in the world, helping them to harness the power of laser scanning and BIM documentation.

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Why Universities Leverage Laser Scanning and BIM for their Campuses

By Jared Curtis on May 20, 2020 10:14:00 AM

Finding your way around a big university campus is notoriously tricky. To make campuses less intimidating and easier to navigate, schools have been creating interactive 3D maps for students and visitors. The most accurate and effective way to do this is by using building information modeling (BIM) documentation and laser scanning. It’s no surprise major institutions like Tufts University regularly leverage this technology.

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Who Can Benefit From BIM?

By Jared Curtis on May 13, 2020 10:11:00 AM

You can’t go far in the AEC or CRE industries without hearing about the power of BIM and its many uses. In fact, there are numerous industries who utilize and benefit from BIM (building information modeling)  every single day. In the 20+ years since Existing Conditions was founded, we have worked with top architectural and engineering firms, academic facilities, real estate companies, building owners, and builders.

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The Uses of Laser Scanning within Real Estate and Beyond

By Jared Curtis on May 6, 2020 10:08:00 AM

Laser scanning and building information modeling turn the physical into the digital. They provide you with incredibly powerful tools and data with benefits that extend to nearly every industry. As you might have guessed, the uses of laser scanning can be particularly useful in the real estate industry. 

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What Are The Benefits Of BIM (Building Information Modeling)?

By Jared Curtis on May 3, 2020 10:03:00 AM

For more than two decades, Existing Conditions has been providing existing conditions  building surveys, 3D laser scanning, and building information modeling (BIM) throughout the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Once you’ve had the power of BIM working at your advantage, it’s easy to see why it’s relied on for such sensitive and important data. 

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What Is 3D Scanning?

By Jared Curtis on May 2, 2020 9:57:20 AM

This is one of the most frequently asked questions we get from our new clients. With more than 20 years of experience in the building information industry, we are your go-to source for getting the answers - and solutions - you need.

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The Five Most Requested Existing Conditions Drawings for Architects

By Jared Curtis on May 2, 2020 9:51:21 AM

Existing Conditions provides architects with situational awareness and empower them with the confidence to make smart decisions. Depending on the scope of a project, an architect may request a variety of existing conditions/as-built drawings. 

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What is BIM?

By Jared Curtis on May 2, 2020 9:47:59 AM

Successful construction and infrastructure projects are backed by smart decision-making. Without accurate, real-time building data, this is virtually impossible. Existing Conditions provides architects, engineers, builders, owners, and real estate professionals with the comprehensive building documentation they need for these decisions. We do this using 3D laser scanning and a process known as building information modeling (BIM).

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