Best Practices in Laser Scanning

 

Laser scanning is becoming a must-have for the start of every renovation and retrofit.  And that makes perfect sense – how else can you quickly capture all the necessary information about as-is conditions and turn it into a usable BIM for the project?

 

But did you also know there are other compelling reasons for laser scanning on the jobsite?  We can scan a floor for level and make the needed adjustments before interior framing.  And, of course, we can scan to verify what was intended in the BIM to what has been constructed on-site…like the edge-of-slab after a concrete pour.

 

On the next Fridays with Trimble webinar we’ll examine these three applications of laser scanning on today’s construction projects and offer practical advice to your team about offering these services and deliverables to Owners.

 

Who: 

The Team from Trimble Buildings

What

Current Laser Scanning Best Practices

When:

Archived for your convenience

Where

A free online webinar

Why:

Make laser scanning an important piece of your Owner deliverables

How:

Use the form at the bottom of the page to download the archived webinar

 

Laser scanning is not a new technology, but rather an evolving technology with compelling applications for both new construction and renovations/retrofits/additions.  With computing power expanding so quickly, we’re now able to slice through point clouds to produce drawings, transform point clouds to BIMs, even monitor steel deflection.

 

This Fridays with Trimble will look specifically at three practical applications:

 

Laser Scanning Existing Conditions to Create Drawings or a Model Where None Existed

The best way to start is to know where you finished.  Laser scanning the existing conditions of an older building, whether it be a hospital, library, or existing campus building, affords a tremendous advantage for additional construction.  Scanning existing conditions has two deliverables: a single colorized point cloud associated to a coordinate system; a BIM generated from the point cloud.  Now your team can detail new construction around the existing point cloud/BIM data and remove the risk of inaccurate drawings and documents of the older structure.

 

colorized point cloud after Trimble laser scan

 

Laser Scanning Floors for Level and Flatness

Today’s computerized robotic picking systems in warehouses and distribution centers require racking and shelving to be perfectly square.  This means floors that are flat.  Not flat to the naked eye – level and true.  And the same exactness applies to sports stadiums and arenas – you name it.  To accommodate these precise requirements, we created a Flatness Routine for our scanning software that allows contractors to view peaks and valleys in the concrete slab and make the required adjustments before interior framing.

 

measuring a floor for flatness and level with Trimble laser scan

 

Comparing Design Intent to As-Built Conditions

When the new construction project has a detailed BIM, we can overlay the point cloud with the existing conditions to identify clashes/gaps/idiosyncrasies. We can scan rebar for coring and modifications.  We can also guarantee installation to specification with quality assurance scans.

 

Trimble laser scan of as built MEP

 

And, it goes without saying, that Trimble has pioneered laser scanning workflows for GCs and specialty trades. This translates into meaningful work products from which Owners can benefit. Our TX5 scanner and RealWorks software captures 976,000 points per second, with a range of 120 meters, and low noise data which translates to just 2mm at 80 feet.

 

Our customers know the benefits of laser scanning first-hand: capturing the existing details of a project with extremely high accuracy in very little time speeds good decision making.  This permanent digital record is the key to successful projects.

 

So join us on the next Fridays with Trimble to see how you can apply this technology on your next project.


Who: 

The Team from Trimble Buildings

What

Current Laser Scanning Best Practices

When:

Archived for your convenience

Where

A free online webinar

Why:

Make laser scanning an important piece of your Owner deliverables

How:

Use the form at the bottom of the page to download the archived webinar

 

You and your team won’t want to miss this webinar.  Together we’ll take a close look at:

• Determining when there is a need for laser scanning;

• Developing deliverables that you Owners appreciate and rely upon;

• Creating a core competency on your team around this technology;

• Applying laser scanning on BIM and non-BIM projects.

 

Even if you can’t make the designated date/time, take five minutes to register for the webinar now and you’ll automatically receive the link to watch the recorded webinar.

 

Learn from your peers, with your peers, on Fridays with Trimble!

 

 

System Requirements
PC-based attendees:
Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista
 
Macintosh®-based attendees:
Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer

 

 

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