3D Laser scanning services & As-Buit Surveys
We rebuild the geometry of elements and infrastructures using 3D laser scanner technology
Solutions applied to BIM
BIM (Building Information Modeling) is the process of designing a building in collaboration with a single coherent system of 3D computer models, instead of multiple sets of separate diagrams. This entails enormous savings of time and resources, a more accurate estimate and fewer errors and alterations due to the loss of data. The BIM data can be used for the continuous administration and maintenance of the building.
The field of construction design has been transformed by the rise of digital technology. First, the drawings drawn by hand were replaced by 2D CAD systems. Then, as computing power grew, this evolved into 3D CAD. BIM is the next stage in the computerization of construction design, which allows undertaking more complex projects than ever before.
Laser scanning is a widely applicable technology for a number of industries. However, adoption in the architecture, engineering and construction sector is comparatively incipient and the potential benefits during the execution of projects and for the operations and maintenance of existing assets have not yet been fully exploited. With the increase in technological advances in 3D laser scanning and BIM, the architecture, engineering and construction industry is experiencing a new scientific and technological revolution comparable to the introduction of CAD. The 3D laser scanner allows us to measure any complex construction, regardless of the stage in which the project is located, and when it is integrated with BIM it allows to considerably improve the quality inspection and acceptance levels of a project.
Building point cloud obtained by laser scanner
Modeling from Point Cloud
A common misconception of 3D laser scanning technology is that it is simply an incremental technological advance of capture, which provides a safer, richer and faster method of acquiring spatial data for surveying applications. While this is certainly an application of 3D scanning (and a very important one), technology offers innumerable opportunities to customers, managers,
projects, architects and engineers to monitor, evaluate and analyze the physical data captured from the environment.
In addition to saving time and money to perform the same tasks with traditional methods, 3D scanning offers decision makers a revolutionary tool to assess existing conditions, evaluate the progress of construction, perform structural and cultural assessments, record the built conditions and manage large asset portfolios. In many ways, 3D laser scanning establishes a solid foundation for the general improvement of information management in projects and asset management programs.
Laser scanning and Building Information Modeling (BIM) are two important technologies in the field of architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) that are often used in conjunction to improve the accuracy, efficiency, and effectiveness of various construction and design processes.
The integration of laser scanning and BIM enables a more comprehensive and accurate representation of the built environment, supporting informed decision-making, reducing errors, optimizing construction processes, and ultimately improving the overall project outcomes.
BIM model defined in Autodesk Revit LOD 300
As the costs of laser scanning services continue to decline, the opportunity to take advantage of 3D scanning in the architecture, engineering and construction sector will be even more tangible and, ultimately, will surely change the way many professionals work in the application and standardization of this promising and beneficial technology as part of a holistic BIM approach.
In Scanphase we produce complete and information-rich 3D BIM models from point cloud data. Our BIM Scan services are used due to our long-term experience of working on point cloud modeling projects. We have a team of architects, engineers and modelers from Scan to BIM with experience in the work of complex renovation projects. We have worked on the renovation and restoration of heritage buildings, government buildings, old commercial properties, residential apartments that must be demolished or updated with newer designs. Scan to BIM modeling services are extremely useful for achieving excellent renovation results in less time and cost compared to traditional methods.
Point cloud model obtained with laser scanning
Revit Model - LOD 300 BIM
Building information modeling (BIM) and 3D laser scanners are among the leading technologies recommended for use in construction. Although the potential of BIM in capturing and sharing construction information has piqued the interest of researchers, the same cannot be said for 3D laser scanners. Properly integrating data from 3D laser scanners with BIM can lead to greater benefits in building information management.