Architects and engineers can make critical design decisions sooner and reduce their risk.
High definition laser scanning records millions of spatial data points whilst at the same time documenting the scan with Hi resolution photographs. Either complimenting or in place of traditional survey methods the laser scan gives designers a comprehensive and more accurate starting point.
Additionally, designers can creatively utilize the point cloud data directly for construction documents, minimizing their drawing or modelling hours. This, in turn, results in a reduction of both RFI’s and change orders related to field conditions, as well as a reduction in errors and omissions.
Scan data is very accurate giving you the confidence that your designs are going to fit without clashes. All scan surveys can be aligned to your co-ordinates and grid systems and exported into popular software like Revit and ArchCAD.
There is no better way to start your design than with a scan survey from BIMTek.
Risk Mitigation: All projects risk cost and schedule blow outs. Projects can spiral out of control by having incomplete or incorrect as-built documentation or poor dimensional control. Laser scanning has proven beneficial for reducing project risk where there is no or little information available about an existing structure or site access is difficult or expensive.
Reducing costs and schedules: Laser Scanning can reduce the total installed cost of a project and reduces the possibility of rework to below that of traditional methods. This can be achieved over a wide variety of projects. Schedules can be reduced due to the massive amount of data that can be collected in a very short space of time and shared with virtually all disciplines on a project. Traditional survey methods can require areas to be shut down for survey purposes whereas laser scanning reduces this need significantly.
Compliance: Compared to traditional manual surveys Laser scanning methods are safer and often used to comply with Health and Safety or environmental requirements. Laser scanning also reduces job site exposure due to the massive amounts of data it collects rapidly. The reduction of errors and the risk of site rework reduces the need for hot works due to the confidence we can put into the dimensional data collected.
Quality: Laser scanning collects accurate and complete dimensional data which result in a huge amount of benefits. Using the data multiple engineering disciplines can be coordinated, better visualizations can secure better project funding, the construction process can be monitored and there is more flexibility to accommodate change.
Inspection: Critical components or structures can be inspected by anyone on your team from your office. Scanning an object enables the inspector / engineer to extrapolate virtually any dimension that may be required as part of an inspection. This scanned model can be saved as part of your compliance documentation. No other method provides this flexibility and recall.