3D Laser Scanning Services in Atlanta Georgia

3D Laser Scanning Services in Atlanta, Georgia

As an architecture, engineering, or construction professional, you understand that projects require a tremendous amount of planning and coordination. A partner like GPRS can deliver accurate as built data to expedite project planning and reduce change orders, costs, and delays.

Whether you are a general contractor who is planning renovations or modifications, or an engineer or architect who requires precise project details, GPRS provides the technology and expertise to Intelligently Visualize The Built World™.

You want a service to quickly collect existing site conditions with minimal shut downs and disruptions. You need accurate architectural, structural, and MEP details in point cloud, 2D CAD, and 3D models, so you can access exact building dimensions, locations, and layouts. With virtual design planning, you can eliminate revisits and reduce clashes and change orders. Sharing your design plans across the project team will lower your project risk and increase project efficiency – ultimately keeping your projects on time and on budget.

GPRS is the nation’s largest infrastructure visualization and mapping company, and is a leading provider of 3D laser scanning services in Atlanta. We provide accurate as built documentation and scan-to-BIM services for buildings, facilities, and sites. We deliver accurate data and exceptional service to architecture, engineering, and construction professionals to bring design and construction projects in on time, and on budget.

    GPRS Project Managers

    GPRS Project Managers are equipped with 3D laser scanners to quickly document accurate as built site data. Our Project Managers undergo the most extensive training program in the industry. GPRS will document your existing conditions in real time and deliver millimeter accurate measurements.

      GPRS Mapping and Modeling Team

      You need construction drawings and models to manage the planning, visualization, and coordination of your project. Our in-house Mapping and Modeling Team will customize maps and models – from point cloud data to 2D CAD drawings and 3D BIM models – to ensure you have all the information you need to get the job done right, delivered in formats that make them instantly understandable and sharable.

      Maps and models can be produced at any level of detail in a variety of formats such as Revit, AutoCAD, ReCap, Navisworks, Civil 3D, BIM360, A360, Bentley, Leica Cyclone, Cintoo, NavVis Ivion, and more. We have optimized workflows for importing data, registration, creating deliverables, quality checks, and transferring data to clients.

      Not sure what you need? Not a problem, our experienced Project Managers will work closely with you to define the project scope and use the right equipment and software to accurately map and model your project to accomplish your goals.

      When you hire GPRS 3D Laser Scanning in Atlanta, you are hiring the most accurate data collection experts in the business who will get the job done right – and fast – the first time.

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      3D Laser Scanning Point Cloud

      We deliver accurate data and exceptional service to architecture, engineering, and construction professionals to bring design and construction projects in on time, and on budget.

      What Are the Benefits of 3D Laser Scanning?

      You want quick access to real-time conditions and dimensions to speed up your project timeline and reduce delays. 3D laser scanning is the most effective solution for documenting the existing conditions of a building or site. A laser scanner (LiDAR scanner) maps millions of data points to create a high-resolution, geometrically precise point cloud of a site. The result is a complete and accurate set of real-time data which can be mined for information or processed into customized CAD building drawings and 3D BIM models at any level of detail.

      Why Choose Us? The GPRS DIFFERENCE.

      With GPRS, clients can rest assured that our rigorously trained Project Managers use state-of-the-art technology to deliver the most accurate as built information. GPRS leads the industry – delivering outstanding service, cutting-edge technology and accurate data.

      These are the benefits of using GPRS 3D Laser Scanning Services:

      • Fast collection of site data with the highest-quality survey-grade laser scanners
      • Expedite planning and design with accurate as builts
      • Capture exact dimensions and measurements of your project site
      • Eliminate site disruption and revisits
      • Receive precise point clouds, 2D CAD drawings, and 3D BIM models to improve collaboration and coordination
      • Tour the location, add digital notes, and even measure with a virtual tour
      • Reduce project risks, change orders, delays, and costs

      GPRS 3D Laser Scanning Services in Atlanta, Georgia

      Architectural Laser Scanning

      1. Architectural Laser Scanning

      • 3D laser scanning aids architectural engineers by documenting the existing building conditions and providing precise point clouds, 2D CAD drawings and 3D BIM models for design planning. GPRS captures the exact building dimensions, locations, and layout – accurate information that is crucial to the planning and coordination of your architectural project.

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      Concrete Laser Scanning and Imaging

      2. Concrete Laser Scanning and Imaging

      • Whether you are performing concrete inspection, layout, or assessment, we deliver 3D laser scanning solutions for your project. GPRS can conduct floor flatness and floor levelness analysis, check for tolerances and deflection, verify MEP placement, capture GPR field markings, and more. 3D laser scanning provides precise documentation of your concrete project to expedite decision making.

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      Construction Laser Scanning

      3. Construction Laser Scanning

      Accurate existing building conditions are essential for construction planning. 3D laser scanning captures, maps, and visualizes the spatial geometry of buildings and sites with millimeter accuracy. Data can be used to compare new construction work against the design model or drawings. 3D laser scanning makes it possible to quickly and accurately visualize existing conditions, saving time in the planning and prepping stages. Data is digitally available to the project team who will be accessing it.

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      Facilities and Plant Laser Scanning

      4. Facilities and Plant Laser Scanning

      3D laser scanning provides accurate data documenting the interior and exterior of facilities and plants, including structural and MEP features; furnaces, equipment, conduit, and piping down to ½ inch diameter. Point clouds, 2D CAD drawings, and 3D BIM models are invaluable in design, prefabrication, asset management, and facility modifications. With a full history of project sites, facility managers can see exactly what has been built and do not have to invest heavily in learning about existing conditions.

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      Historical Laser Scanning

      5. Historical Laser Scanning

      Restoring historical properties is a complicated process. It involves complex techniques and entails collaborative work from various teams. Laser scanning captures structural and architectural details of historic buildings and sites in a non-invasive manner for renovation or preservation. Laser scanning provides virtual tour options and a blueprint for reconstruction, if the site is damaged or destroyed. Data can be delivered in the form of a point cloud, 2D CAD drawings, or 3D BIM models at any level of detail. 3D laser scanning provides a single source of accurate data to work from, and intelligent BIM models to improve collaboration and expedite project planning.

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      BIM Modeling

      6. Clash Detection and Prefabrication

      3D laser scanning captures as built site conditions with a high level of precision, helping to identify potential clashes, fabricate components and plan a flawless installation. Information can be shared with other teams to ensure everyone is on the same page to coordinate their work effectively. This saves time and money, by preventing costly modifications in the field.

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      Advanced Engineering Analysis with 3D Laser Scanning

      7. Advanced Engineering Analysis

      3D laser scanning provides quantitative and definitive measurement data, removing human error from the collection process. The exact dimensions and locations of the most complex project details can be recorded with 2–4-millimeter accuracy. GPRS provides high-precision, custom analysis and calculations, such as dimensional callouts, tank calibration analysis, accident analysis, deviation analysis, deformation analysis, new construction verification, volume calculations, wall plumb analysis, staircase analysis, elevator shaft analysis, and more.

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      Above and Below Ground Data Capture

      8. Above and Below Ground Data Capture

      Receive complete site visualization, both above and below ground with the combination of 3D laser scanning, utility locating, concrete scanning, video pipe inspection, and leak detection. With this fully integrated service, clients receive clear and understandable findings of structural, MEP, and subsurface locate markings in point cloud data format, 2D site plans, and 3D models.

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      GPRS Mapping and Modeling Services in Atlanta, Georgia

      Point Cloud Data from Laser Scanning

      1. Point Cloud Data (Raw Data)

      • GPRS 3D laser scanning delivers unmatched site documentation with a variety of professional 3D laser scanners, including the Leica P-Series and RTC360 laser scanners. These scanners deliver 2-4mm accuracy and capture up to 2 million 3D data points per second. Each time GPRS executes a 3D scan, we capture a point cloud. A point cloud is a digital 3D representation of a space, made of millions of individual measurements containing an x, y, and z coordinate. Point clouds provide powerful and dynamic information for a project. By representing spatial data as a collection of coordinates, point clouds deliver large datasets that can be mined for information. The visualization and analysis from point cloud data is invaluable for decision making.

      Maps & Models: PTG or E57 point cloud files and Autodesk Recap files in .rcs and .rcp format.

      2D CAD Drawings

      2. 2D CAD Drawings

      • Point cloud data is imported into AutoCAD software to create precise 2D CAD drawings of existing conditions. Floor plans, sections, and elevations can be created and used for construction planning and building modifications. 2D CAD software allows users to document and annotate scanning engineering drawings with text, dimensions, leaders, and tables. Data can be parsed, manipulated, and modified to suit a project’s needs. Accurate construction drawings are drawn to scale and provide all the necessary documentation of a building’s existing architecture, mechanical systems, and layout.

        Maps & Models: 2D sheets in .rvt, .dwg, .dgn, or .pdf formats.

      3D BIM Models

      3. 3D BIM Models

      GPRS has mastered the technology for converting point clouds into 3D BIM models to aid the planning and design needs of any project. 3D BIM models are accurate digital representations of a building or site to facilitate design, construction and operational processes. 3D BIM models provide clients with the ability to break down architectural, structural, and MEP building features and see how they fit into a single finalized structure. Users can isolate and alter walls, columns, windows, doors, etc. to support the planning and design needs of any project. 3D BIM services allow clients to visualize every detail of a project and anticipate problems in advance, facilitating a more efficient project.

      Maps & Models: 3D models in software such as Revit, AutoCAD, MicroStation, SolidWorks, Navisworks. Modeling Options: Standard Detail, High Detail, Very High Detail.

      3D Mesh from Laser Scanning

      4. 3D Mesh

      A 3D mesh model is a collection of vertices, edges, and faces that together form a three-dimensional object. GPRS’s Mapping and Modeling team uses the point cloud data set of x,y,z coordinates to generate a triangulated mesh from the 3D points in .fbx, .stl, .obj, and .ply file formats. Meshes are volumetrically accurate, high density, high resolution, and are delivered in a compact, easy to use format. Meshes allow clients to view the object’s geometry inside a CAD environment without having to navigate a point cloud. Meshes can be used for representing scanned elements with fine, organic details such as monuments and statues that are otherwise difficult to reproduce in CAD. Mesh files of stadiums and arenas have been used to develop mixed reality experiences during sporting events. 3D meshes are valuable because they are more easily manipulated by clients in for design, project planning, or mixed reality applications.

      Maps & Models: 3D mesh in .fbx, .stl, .obj, and .ply file formats.

      TruViews from 3D Laser Scanning

      5. TruViews

      TruView is a file used in a portable software designed for easy and intuitive sharing of point clouds, design models, mark-ups and more. TruViews are 3-dimensional photographs overlaid on top of the point cloud data. Since the TruViews are overlaid on the scan data, clients are able to take basic dimensions directly from the viewer for estimating clearances, and distances, etc. TruViews are useful for those who have not travelled to the site and for those who have been to the site but need to recall specific details of a particular area. A TruView allows clients to see a panoramic view of their project assets online.

      Maps & Models: TruView portable software allows you to open and view the LGS format of the point cloud published by GPRS, as well as overlay IFC (3D Model) files. TruView was previously referred to as JetStream.

      3D Scanning Virtual Tour From Point Cloud

      6. 3D Virtual Tour From Point Cloud

      3D virtual tour is a collection of 360° panoramic images, rectified or “stitched together” to form a full 360° view of a location. The virtual tour can be viewed through desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. It allows your team to tour the location and add digital notes. A 360º virtual tour provides a good basis for instant decision-making due to the sufficient information it provides.

      Maps & Models: A customizable MP4 video file format flythrough or point cloud flythrough from Recap.

      Featured 3D Laser Scanning Projects

      Laser Scan Manufacturing Facility

      Laser Scan Manufacturing Facility for Capital Improvement Project

      Task: A manufacturing facility is planning upgrades to three of its lines. Laser scan to capture point cloud data and generate a 3D Revit Model.

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      Church and School 3D BIM Model

      Precise As-Built Conditions of Church and School

      Task: A church and school constructed in the 1950’s requested 3D laser scanning of their 56,000 sq ft three-building campus to plan for renovations.

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      15 story hotel 3D BIM model

      3D Laser Scanning for Building Redevelopment

      Task: Laser scan and 3D model a 15-story hotel and adjacent parking garage for two architectural firms for building redevelopment.

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      GPRS's Unmatched Nationwide Service Network 

      With over 400 Project Managers in every major city across the United States, GPRS has an unmatched nationwide service network that makes it quick and easy to find local experts. Contact GPRS for information, pricing, and scheduling.

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