Laser Scanning, Robotic Total Stations & BIM

SURVEYING WORKS IN BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION IS SLOWLY SEEING A SHIFT TO 3D LASER SCANNING

SURVEYING WORKS IN BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION IS SLOWLY SEEING A SHIFT TO 3D LASER SCANNING

Laser Scanning has taken up a huge role in the building and construction industry in recent years, providing the speed and accuracy in digitalising structures and buildings, which aids in areas such as documentation, building maintenance, as well as addition & alteration (A&A) works. Digitalisation of such infrastructure enables enhanced coordination in design and construction activities, preventing reworks, and results in reduced cost for architects and other construction professionals. Gone are the days when a beam looks to be 10 metres on paper, but gives you an unwanted surprise on the actual site. Such disparities can be time-consuming, costly, and not to mention very frustrating.

Structural integrity can be observed with 3D laser scanning as well. For instance, a particular steel structure might have columns that are suspected to be bending, albeit at levels not visible to the naked eye. Laser scanning offers a solution which is accurate to the millimetres, something difficult for the human eye to pick out, but definitely obvious in the resultant point cloud data. The individual columns in the steel structure can be monitored by performing laser scanning at intermittently, and any signs of further bending or compromise can be picked up firsthand. 

At Aries Geomatics, we are able to bring to you our expertise in the form of 3D Laser Scanning, together with other equipment such as the Robotic Total Stations (RTS) to complement your various building and construction projects. Our ability for outputs to programmes such as AutoCAD and Autodesk Revit allows for the utilisation of 3D Modeling for a more realistic viewpoint and hence better planning and management of your premises.

Much of these stems from the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process, which you can read about in our next section

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