What Are the Benefits of 3D Laser Scanning?

Benefits of Laser Scanning

There are hundreds of benefits to 3D laser scanning, but the ones we hear from clients most often are:

Millions of Real-World Data Points

Rapid data capture means a single laser scan captures millions of points per second. In contrast to hand measurements, where only one measurement can be taken at a time, a single scan provides an incredible level of detail over every exposed inch of walls, floors, ceilings, mechanical systems, structural components, architectural components, etc.

Answer Unanticipated Questions

The point cloud produced by laser scanning is the complete documentation of the as-built environment, eliminating the need to return to the project to answer unanticipated questions. The data can also be shared with team members and sub-consultants that may otherwise conduct their own survey of the site.

Optimize Schedule and Minimize Shut-Down Times

Scanning is non-intrusive and doesn’t require industrial facilities to shut down in order to be performed. At hospitals, sports venues, and entertainment centers, scanning can be performed during off-hours. Understanding real-world conditions can help project managers make informed decisions about the construction schedule.

Eliminate Error

Hand measurements acquired from cloth or steel tape measures that have sag and linear distortion and are subject to human error. Laser scanning is the most accurate form of measurement available; millions of points to within 1-2 mm accuracy per measurement.

Reduce Change Orders and Waste

The cost of a scan pales in comparison to the average cost of change orders. Scanning can help facility managers recognize discrepancies in data by providing accurate measurements before a problem arises and ensure the accuracy of prefabricated materials being manufactured offsite.

Increase Safety

Acquiring hand measurements can be dangerous. Using a 3D scanner improves safety by keeping workers out of harm’s way while saving time, costs, and increasing accuracy.

TrueScan Can Help

No building project is too big or too small. Whether a small restaurant space or a massive sports arena, TrueScan and our 3D laser scanning expertise have you covered. We’ll make sure that your project finishes on time and on budget. Give us a call and let us help you make your dream project a reality.

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