3D Laser Scanning

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3D Laser scanning is a quick, safe and accurate measurement technique and is applied in the following applications.

  • Factories, buildings and structures;
  • Power lines and sub stations;
  • Tanks , pipework and pump stations; and
  • Roads and bridges.

The team are able to accurately record as-built information in a highly effective and efficient method, using the most advanced scanning equipment available on the market.

This information, in the form of a full colour pointcloud, is a precise record of geospatial information where every object’s position is recorded in just one site visit, thus reducing the need for repeated site visits.

The pointcloud is then interpreted and converted into intelligent 3D models by our highly experienced team of engineering professionals using the latest software tools available such as Revit, Plant 3D, Civil 3D and also Inventor.

With our in-house scanner, we provide architects, engineers and surveyors with an efficient tool for rapid, seamless and precise documentation of the current status of buildings and building sites of every kind. Professional surveyors provide accurate coordinated survey benchmarks on site in order to correctly reference the output data.

Our laser scanning services enable you to:

  • Quickly and accurately scan objects and complex industrial facilities;
  • Reduce the number of site visits, as measurements can be taken from the scans;
  • Minimise resurvey work, as data is available as a point cloud;
  • Create as-built drawings and 3D CAD models of your plant or BIM project; and
  • Create drawings such as sections, elevations, floor plans and maps.

We have completed over 8000 laser scans in the past few years. Below is a list of some of the 3D laser scans performed for various engineering design and construction projects:

  • Built environment: Precise geometrical recording of existing properties as the basis for conversions or extensions;
  • Construction progress monitoring: Seamless capture and monitoring of construction progress for legal and technical documentation;
  • Deformations control: Documentation of deformation processes and monitoring of countermeasures;
  • Excavation control: Simple and precise volume and dimension control of excavations;
  • Facades inspection: 3D dimensional inspection of building shells and facade components before final assembly; and
  • Free-form components inspection: Precise dimensional check of complex components such as free-form shape elements.

Structural analysis and maintenance: Rapid and cost effective control of the specified load-bearing capacity of supporting structures as well as wear and tear.