Laser scanning can be used to create 3D images for new construction projects, renovations, or any other building that needs highly accurate scanning and measurements. 3D laser scanning is used to capture data about an indoor space or an outdoor area from the real world and convert it into actionable BIM models.
How Does 3D Laser Scanning Work?
3D site and building scanning use LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) which involves shooting a laser over an area and recording the depth of the surface area. A pulse of laser light is scanned across an area and the amount of time it takes for the reflection to return to the scanner is recorded to create a representational point for where the pulse hit the surface of an object. These points are collected in the computer to create a point cloud. Point clouds are used to create specs for technicians, engineers, architects, and designers to use when working on construction projects.
What are the Benefits of Laser Scanning?
- Very fast
- Highly accurate
- Minimize site visits
- Reduce material expenses
- Lower labor costs
- Reduce rework
- Minimizes project delays
3D Laser Scanning Services from MMC
Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors offers 3D laser scanning services for architectural firms and mechanical contracting companies to get the data needed to get a full understanding of a building’s inner workings or an outdoor space. We can provide scanning of mechanical rooms, data centers, food processing facilities, and more. We make it easy for companies who need to outsource 3D scanning to obtain the accurate measurement they need to complete projects seamlessly, on time, and on budget. If you want to learn more about the services we provide, contact us today!