Laser scanning is the perfect method to make an accurate 3D rendering of a construction site or an area where data is missing.
Laser scanning gives you access to unique measurement results in 3D. This data can be used as a basis for engineering and prefabrication immediately.
The result of a 3D laser scan is called a point cloud. The point cloud is loaded into a CAD system to create 3D models containing accurate geometry and navigable 3D images. Everything contained in the point cloud is viewable and measurable from all angles. This is a major advantage in both large and small projects. We have scanned everything from clothing stores to huge water dam plants. The possibilities are endless.
Industrial, oil and gas installations need upgrades, maintenance and improvements. Often, large and complex facilities do not fully match the original drawings/plans or the original plans are no longer available. A 3D scanning of a facility can be used as a form of reverse engineering. The scan will show the current state of the facility, which in turn will greatly reduce the need of field adjustments.
3D scanning of buildings and installations is very useful for building, rebuilding and restoration. We can create accurate 3D models that show existing buildings as they are. This provides the best starting point for making changes, drawing extensions and proposing solutions.
3D scanning of existing buildings will reveal deviations from building drawings and make it possible to prefabricate modifications and changes without risking the need of onsite customization.
Construction projects and road and rail development options can be tested by examining 3D models produced by 3D scanning the terrain. From the model, it is possible to calculate how much mass is to be removed/filled and how the road, railroad or building will lie in the terrain.
Scanning of terrain in connection with archaeological excavations can reveal house foundations and burial mounds that can not be seen.
By 3D scanning railway lines, roads, bridges and tunnels, the 3D models will show how roads and railways lie in the terrain. This is the best starting point for calculating fillings and cuts.
When scanning existing bridges, a realistic 3D model is generated. This makes it easier to see how improvements and changes on the road or rail can be undertaken. By scanning tunnels, it is possible to calculate accurate volumes.
We have a large number of historic buildings in Norway. These are subject to settlement damage, weathering and rotting. There is a strong need for accurate documentation of these buildings. 3D scanning provides a perfect foundation for developing corrective actions.
Laser scanning is a method that quickly and economically provides accurate documentation. 3D scanning allows virtual 3D models of the objects to be created. These models are used to produce 2D drawings. Documentation of shape, color, texture, floor plans and sections can be created.