The: How, What, When & Why for 3D Laser Scanning.
Companies find themselves today trying to wrap their heads around justifying As-Built costs, the time it takes and whether to implement Laser Scanning. What a lot of companies don't know, is the how, what, when and why to implement the Laser Scanning process. If you've had bad experiences in the past with the "As-Built" process, maybe you should review our tips and tricks on how, what, when and why to implement Laser Scanning for your next renovation project.
Renovation projects all across the U.S. differ tremendously. There is no cookie cutter standard.
Implementing Laser Scanning begins with giving the service provider all the proper information up front for estimating your renovation project. HOW to implement 3D Laser Scanning: start by giving your service provider clear directions of locations, on-site photos, accurate square footages, detailed project scope, outcome desired (file type) and proper CAD and/or Revit Standards desired. Allow your service provider 24 hours to gather and digest this information and prepare some return questions. Service providers usually will touch on clarifications of some smaller details that where not provided in the initial "Request-For-Quote ". Be prepared for return questions.
WHAT is the right project for As-Built documentation via 3D Laser Scanning? It's simple, any large Hospital, Office, Retail, Educational, Factory or Processing Facility.These types of project environments, which have large complex mechanical and architectural features, require accurate As-Built documentation for project coordination.
WHEN to schedule your service provider onsite access? Obviously we all want the information yesterday, but setting a realistic schedule before demolition or post demolition is critical. It's never too early to plan your project. Even if you don't have the HOW, you still need to schedule onsite scanning time with the project manager, and relay this schedule to your service provider. This will keep your project ahead of schedule and under budget.
So WHY use this process and technology? It's simple, following the HOW and WHEN rules allows scanning of your rehab project to be faster and more accurately completed, providing detailed representations of the existing conditions and saves time and money.
The technology is proven. What used to take weeks of verification can now be cut down into days, providing you more precise and accurate results for project coordination.
These quick tips will help your rehab project designers get back to what they do best, designing!