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How 3D Laser Scanning Service can Fulfill Today's Architectural Needs?

Currently the most advanced and updated among land surveying methods, 3D laser scanning is a high-definition survey method that is swifter and more accurate than conventional survey techniques. Surveying architects find it useful and more reliable when surveying land that has already been constructed, but must be examined for destruction, remodeling, or renovation. Likewise, it is preferred by project developers who want a more precise and faster way to perform land surveying, with highly detailed results.

The HD 3D scanning methodology uses an updated scanner that is versatile, accurate, and fast. It works with high-end software for viewing the scanned images, which are in high-definition and in 3D. This way, the scanner can take panoramic images and 360 x 320-degree photo-realistic panoramic scans complete with markups and other significant measurements. Hence, with 3D laser scanning service, architects have more precise and exclusive images to refer to.

Reputable 3D laser scanning services can fulfill various architectural needs. The scanned 3D images can reveal the correlation of buildings that are typically challenging to measure or imagine using traditional surveying methods. Images are more detailed, so architects get better spatial information that can be useful when they are trying to understand and determine what to change in a structure. The service can be applied to 3D modeling, site planning, as-built deliverables (elevations, sections, and plans), heritage surveys, animated fly-throughs, clash detection, reverse engineering, and electrical layouts and MEPs.

High-definition 3D imaging may have been around for over a decade and available to cartographers, surveyors, and engineers, but it is considered a relatively new service for architects. However, architects may find it favorable once they realize the benefits, such as the quick turnaround, higher productivity, and the cost-effectiveness of the service in the long run. Flexible and high-end software and better scanners offer dimensional accuracy, making it faster to create as-built documentation. This way, architects have more time to innovate and be creative, in case changes must be made to a structure's design.

3D laser scanning service speeds up the working process of architects by tailoring deliverables to the unique needs of every architect. Data can be exchanged with different CAD platforms or be used for making 2D plans. The service supports 3D semi-automated modeling, damage and condition assessments, and deformation analysis. The results may be helpful in inspections and for determining tank or vessel volume information.

Instead of buying their own equipment, architects can hire a land surveying specialist that offers the service using the latest 3D laser scanning equipment. That way, they can be confident that they are working with experienced experts who can provide high-quality, cost-effective, and efficient consulting and land surveying services that are tailored to project requirements.

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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