Armed with a phase-shift laser scanner, a Gilbane VDC engineering team recently documented measurement discrepancies on a high-profile building construction project. This report examines why Gilbane now makes laser scanning an indispensable part of their construction management process.
Game Changer: How a Small, Light, and More Affordable Laser Scanner Transformed the Construction Industry
There was a time when laser scanning for construction purposes seemed destined to remain a nice but unattainable idea. Then in 2010 the ground shifted. A surprisingly small, capable, and affordable laser scanner cleared the hurdles to turn the marketplace upside down. Welcome to the FARO Focus3D Laser Scanner.
Get the facts on the FARO Focus3D Laser Scanner…ease of use with the automation of nearly every laser scanning process. Learn what differentiates us.
High definition laser scanning is a non-destructive method for recording a 3D digital image of a building. Its unique ability to precisely record flat and uneven surfaces makes it a valuable tool within the AEC industry. One real advantage of 3D laser scan data is its ability to accurately document variations in surface conditions. When properly scanned in the field, the resulting data will capture every nuance of a building’s surface, such as the variations in surface plane of a rusticated stone wall, or the bulges and tilts in a seemingly flat planar wall or floor surface. As modern design leans towards creating buildings with multiple undulating surfaces and non-planar walls, and century-old ornate masonry buildings begin to deteriorate and shift, 3D laser scanning becomes a needed and effective method to gain accurate documentation for both design and construction.
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