Professionalism and discretion
3D scanning is an efficient, cost-effective and non-intrusive alternative to traditional documentation methods. We use small, uniformed crews on-site with a small tripod mounted 3D laser scanner. From time to time, we may also use other noninvasive equipment. We will move around the exterior and interior perimeter of the building and roof to collect scan data, dependent on the project scope.
What to Expect During a Building Scan
WHAT EQUIPMENT IS USED?
The most effective 3D building scanners today are the Faro Focus S and the Leica RTC360. An even smaller, handheld scanner, such as the Faro Freestyle, may also be used to scan hard-to-reach spaces or highly detailed surfaces. Under most circumstances, these scanners are all that’s needed. However, aerial drones with photogrammetry technology are also available to capture images of rooftops and sites with limited foot access.
IS IT DISRUPTIVE?
3D building scanning is a minimally invasive process that is perfectly suitable for occupied spaces and active construction sites.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Each individual scan can be completed within a few minutes. The total number of scans required will depend on the size and scope of your project. This can range from 30 scans for a single-family home to over 300 scans for a larger, commercial development.
IS IT SAFE?
3D building scanning is incredibly safe. To learn more about laser scanning safety, click here.
WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS?
After your 3D building scans are complete, the data points and colored images will be combined to generate a single, presentation-quality Revit model. This model can be used to document as-built conditions, track changes to the building over time, calculate floor areas and material quantities, and develop detailed fixture/equipment schedules.