3D Scanning, Data Imaging & Surveys

 
Collaboration is key. You save money if you get everyone moving in a unified direction.

NICO BONNAFOUX, SENIOR CUSTOMER SUCCESS ARCHITECT, 3DR

Construction Documentation & Analytics

Capture 2D and 3D data from Project Sites; create an immersive 3D model of Real-world site. The Model can be used for annotations, sharing, can be exported to Autodesk Recap or Revit. 3D Photography is quicker than 3D Laser Scanning and more complete than handheld 3D Scanners. Share real time construction progress of remote project sites in 3D Virtual Reality (VR). Take measurements, make decisions and collaborate based on factual information. Use Data Images in your BIM Software. Process construction claims using actual data and compare progression.

Outputs of 3D Scans:

Construction Progress with:

3D Scanning & Scan-to-BIM

“Scan-to-BIM” refers to the process of “3D laser scanning” a physical space or site and then creating an accurate digital representation of the site. That representation can then be used for designing, assessing progress or evaluating options. Import into Recap or Revit, and then take as many measurements as you want. Measurements are accurate to within 1% of reality.

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Drone Surveys

5 Ways Drones In Construction Improve Projects:

1: Prevent Costly Mistakes

Drones can be equipped with cameras, geo-location sensors, infrared sensors, and more to capture precise details about the environmental and physical site prior to and during construction. The high-resolution images captured by a drone are then turned into accurate 2D orthophotos and 3D models, creating a rich digital representation of your jobsite. Then, drone data platforms like 3DR Site Scan make it easy to overlay design files onto drone maps, enabling you to pinpoint constructability challenges in preconstruction, spot mistakes, and measure progress during construction.

2: Provide Better Project Updates

Owners and other stakeholders understandably demand progress updates on a regular basis. This can be a pain for you, if you have to walk the site or send someone to take photos. Drones can make this aspect of the job both a painless experience for you, and a better experience for them. “Drones can be operated autonomously, on your own schedule.” Scheduling a regular flyover is simple and inexpensive, and provides rich data to share with project owners.

3: Improve Safety

The leading cause of private sector worker fatalities on the construction site is falls, representing nearly 39% of all deaths. Drones can be used to keep workers’ feet planted firmly on the ground when they might otherwise have to climb to take manual measurements or engage in other activities that can be replaced with a drone.

4: Improve Collaboration

Drones improve collaboration by collecting data on-site and distributing it through a CDE BIM platform. Virtual design teams, engineers, superintendents, owners, and contractors can then access aerial views and related data from their iPads and other devices. This enables everyone to see where things were yesterday, compare progress over time, and catch any discrepancies before they become serious problems.

5: Mitigate Risk

Contractors carry significant risk on every project. From being overbilled on one side, to being underpaid on the other, to mistakes, rework, missed deadlines, and legal challenges, few industries provide as many opportunities to lose money.

Data from drones can help mitigate many of these risks by identifying problems before they arise, providing accurate data regarding disputes, and documenting the process against legal challenges.

Once a vision of the future, drones are here now, and their use in construction industry is only going to grow.

Our Services & Expertise Include:
  • 3D Scanning and Scan to BIM
  • Construction/Project Progress Photography/Data Imaging
  • Construction/Project Claims Photography & Data Analysis
  • Construction/Project Data Analytics
  • Construction/Project time-lapse Technology & Cameras
  • 360 Construction Imaging/Photography
  • Virtual Reality (VR) construction/project tours

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