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How General Contractors Benefit From Laser Scanning and BIM

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. 

Here are a few of the many ways these builders benefit from 3D laser scanning and BIM, especially during large building renovations.

BIM and laser scanning for builders and general contractors

Throughout a project’s life cycle phases, stakeholders need accurate, up to date information about where the project stands, where it’s going, and how it will get there. There’s no better way to provide this critical information than with precise 3D laser scanning and BIM technology. It gives stakeholders the opportunity to change or adjust their plans before expensive work needs to be undone or changed.

Visualization

3D laser scanning and BIM gives you a visual of the final result of a project before construction even begins. This accurate portrayal of the final result allows builders and GC’s to make better informed decisions throughout the process so they can save on expensive and time-consuming mistakes or adjustments down the road.

Communication

With a digital footprint of a project, communication and collaboration become much easier. Builders and contractors can share project models and coordinate planning more effectively when they utilize BIM technology. Projects and plans can be shared digitally and reviewed remotely. This minimizes the need for site visits and in person meetings, ultimately resulting in time and cost savings.

Safety

Fewer site visits not only saves time and money, but it can also have important safety advantages. When you don’t need to visit a site in-person as much, you’re not only protecting yourself, but also safeguarding your clients from the hazards that can be present at a job site. At the same time, there will be fewer interruptions to on-site workers, meaning they can complete their work faster.

Using data collected from 3D laser scanning, you can also identify potential safety hazards or construction vulnerabilities that might be present at a job site. 

We have witnessed consistent customer success throughout our 20+ years in the business of providing builders and contractors with the information they need. By maintaining our professionalism, our product’s value, and our genuine passion for our customers’ success, we will continue to get you what you need through our demonstrated ability to execute. To find out more about how laser scanning and BIM can help with your next project, contact Existing Conditions today.

Jared Curtis

Written by Jared Curtis

President, Existing Conditions

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