Facts about 3d laser scanning survey

 Interesting Facts About 3D Scanning

It is true that 3D laser scanning belongs to the realm of cutting-edge technology; nonetheless, its application has become so widespread for a number of reasons that it is now considered a common practice in the construction industry. 3D laser scanning in collaboration with Building Information Modeling (BIM), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Internet of Things (IoT), and Robotics makes a new path in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. 


7 facts regarding 3D Laser Scanning and Survey Engineering

7 Interesting Facts About 3D Scanning

💢 Renovation and Remodeling

Renovation and remodeling of residential, commercial, and industrial structures are all possible applications for the technology of 3D laser scanning. If you base your project plans on inaccurate blueprints, this could result in delays in the project as well as change orders, which would drive up the overall expenses. This is when 3D laser scanning surveys of buildings come to help. 

With 3D laser scanning equipment, the point cloud data of the building is collected to create accurate 3D as built models and drawings with Scan to BIM methodology. Building renovation and remodeling are made cost and time efficient with the help of 3D laser scanning survey technology. 

💢 Helps in Monitoring Site

The construction sites can be monitored more effectively with the use of 3D laser scanning survey equipment. The capacity of laser scanning to swiftly and correctly record the circumstances of a site is one of the primary benefits of 3D laser scanning in construction; this ability is particularly helpful while tracking the progress of construction. 

The use of 3D laser scanning equipment for buildings enables project managers to refer to virtual models of project structures in order to remotely monitor the progress being made at construction sites. A 3D laser scan will be used to monitor potentially dangerous construction conditions. This helps to virtually monitor the site and save time from visiting the site frequently. 

💢 Bring Ancient Times Back to life

Archaeologists use 3D laser scanning land surveying of historic sites using a 3D laser scanner and then meticulously recreate it to bring the past to life. 3D laser scanning topographic surveys collect accurate point cloud data of historic buildings and complexes. This data is then used in the scan to BIM process, which is supported by the BIM software Autodesk Revit to create as built models. 

Archaeologists, with the assistance of pieces of evidence and this as built data, are able to reconstruct the entire site as 3D models and videos to demonstrate how the ancient metropolis may have appeared during its prime. 

💢 Facility Management

3D laser scanning can be a great help to get precise models which can be used for facility management. These as built models by incorporating Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Internet of Things (IoT), can be used to create digital twins of the building. These digital twins not only just look like but also behaves like these buildings. 

For example, the digital twin of a water treatment plant needs to be able to duplicate the essential operations of the plant, such as the primary and secondary treatment of wastewater, as well as human inputs into the system and the capacity to respond properly to unanticipated events. 

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💢 3D Laser Scanning with Robots

Robot controlled 3D scanners in surveying are now the future of the AEC industry. They are capable of working alone in hostile conditions. Increased productivity and superior product quality are just two of the many benefits that this cutting edge technology ensures. 

Autonomous robotic 3D laser scanning systems are useful for navigating complex, ever-changing, and possibly dangerous environments. This combination is making it far simpler than ever to scan a building and opening up exciting new possibilities for automated project analysis and insight. 

💢Accident Reconstruction and Crime Investigation

Cameras have been used by forensic teams for decades. 3D scanners offer more information than 2D images. They allow faster, more thorough data collection (3D scanners capture form and color of an object). One person can efficiently map crime scenes. A criminologist can revisit a 3D crime scene at any moment without visiting the site. 3D laser scanners are also used for the documentation of crash scenes. It is used for legal proceedings in court.

💢 Used in Entertainment Industry

The movie and gaming industries have come a long way in recent years, and it is reasonable to say that 3D scanning has been a major contributor to these breakthroughs in technology. The accuracy of a laser scan allows for a wide range of applications, from the revival of historic structures and environments to the creation of videos for movies and games.


The reality of the AEC industry and its vision for the future both involve 3D laser scanning surveys. Within the next ten years, 3D laser scanning will be utilized in every stage of the building process, including construction, renovation, and remodeling, as well as facility management. 3D laser scanning is also employed outside of the construction industry for various purposes including accident reconstruction, crime investigation, medical industry, etc. 

We offer 3D laser scanning surveys for the creation of as built drawings for renovation, remodeling, facility management, and historic building restoration.  If your project requires a 3D laser scanning survey, contact our surveyors for more information.