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Real Estate Risk Management & 3D Laser Scanning

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.

Improving stakeholder relationships

Throughout the real estate development process, you likely check in with your stakeholders regularly. They want to know where the project stands, where it’s going, and what it will cost. This information can change quickly, but with 3D laser scanning on your side, you’re able to provide them with the most comprehensive and accurate information possible. When someone asks about square footage, you can answer them with certainty. This helps minimize the risk of interruptions and project delays if a stakeholder’s request changes.

Cost-saving benefits

Getting a visual of a completed project before construction even begins is invaluable. 3D laser scanning helps you mitigate the risk of your investment not paying off. The 3D model provides you with an accurate basis to improve the property to increase ROI, or the information could suggest to you that a project isn’t worth your investment in the first place. 

At the same time, laser scanning and BIM can help save you money once the project begins. Construction costs are lowered when fewer mistakes are made, and this is achieved by starting off with accurate information. Situational awareness is invaluable.


It can feel like delays and interruptions are inevitable in real estate. But with 3D laser scanning and BIM on your side, these risks are drastically reduced. If a real estate development project begins with inaccurate, unreliable information, there are bound to be costly delays during construction and development. But when a project starts with precise drawings, models, and design information, these interruptions are minimized and the project can be completed faster and more effectively. 

Fewer safety risks

Construction sites are notoriously risky places to visit or work. During construction, inaccuracies or unreliable data in the building documentation can result in major safety risks for workers and other visitors to the site. That being said, having access to reliable building documentation means you can retrieve this data from anywhere so site visits are less frequent. Not only does this help protect you from safety risks at a job site, but it also means fewer interruptions for the workers. 

To learn more about real estate risk management benefits of 3D laser scanning and BIM, get in touch with the team at Existing Conditions today.

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Jared Curtis

Written by Jared Curtis

President, Existing Conditions