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How 3D Laser Scanning Can Benefit Engineering Firms

High-definition 3D laser scanning is one of the most advanced technologies engineers today are using to survey land accurately and swiftly with existing construction that must be further examined for remodeling, renovation, demolition, and more. This land surveying method is considered the most advanced and updated in land surveying techniques.

About 3D Laser Scanning:

3D laser scanning uses an accurate, versatile, and fast scanning system with high-end software that is used for viewing the scanned images, panoramic images, measurements, and markups. It can take 360 by 320-degree photo-realistic panoramic scans, too, so surveyors can provide engineers with precise and exclusive 3D images that are useful when determining the features of a land before designing anything for the property.

The Versatility of 3D Laser Scanning:

High-definition 3D laser scanning can be used for any project regardless of the developmental phase it is in. Hence, engineers can request the service from a professional land surveying firm at the planning, initiating, upgrade, or conclusion phase of the project. For engineering firms, 3D laser scanning serves a number of purposes such as for surveying bridges and roads, retrofit projects, and monitoring deformation on buildings and bridges. The service is useful in the maintenance or construction of bridges and roadways, too. The 3D scans can be used to create accurate 3D models of the exterior and interior of an existing building to aid engineers in designing and planning when renovations and additions are being requested.

How It Helps Engineers:

To save time and money, engineering firms may hire a seasoned land surveying company that offers 3D laser scanning services. Rather than buy their surveying equipment or invest in time studying the intricacies of using an advanced land surveying equipment, an engineering firm can rely on the land surveying company to obtain 3D survey results, which may aid their inspections and building projects. Data from the survey can be exchanged with popular CAD platforms. That way, engineers have an easier way to create 2D plans, review complete 3D CAD models quickly and precisely from point clouds, and conduct semi-automated 3D modeling.

There are many other benefits that 3D laser scanning can provide. It can be used for deformation analysis, creating weld-peaking reports, clash and interference checking, and condition and damage assessment. Likewise, it is useful for updating and creating up to date as-built documentation.

About the Author:

Armando Dupont, a professional land surveyor, started his career in surveying in 1977 and has extensive experience in managing personnel and projects. His experience includes: topographic mapping, boundary surveys and analysis, construction and control surveying, preparation of tract and parcel maps, earth work calculation and quantities, targeting and control for photogrammetric, and land title surveys in accordance with the American Land Title Association and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping. Mr. DuPont founded Calvada Surveying, Inc. in 1989 and is a licensed Professional Land Surveyor in the State of California.

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