BIM Modeling

BIM Modeling Using 3D Laser Scanning Services

Laser scanning is an ideal technology for Building Information Modeling (BIM) due to its efficiency, accuracy, and level of detail. Laser scanning accurately documents as-built conditions and proves to be invaluable in facility asset management and modifications. Laser scanning can also be used for reality capture and augmented reality in many aspects of architecture, construction and engineering.

TruePoint has earned a national reputation for delivering excellent service in the BIM 3d scanning industry. More than 800 projects are completed every year on time and on budget. Experienced scan technicians collect millions of precise data points for a building or site with industry-leading survey-grade Leica equipment. TruePoint engineers, architects and CAD Designers/Technicians have mastered the technology for converting 3D laser scanner point clouds into Building Information Modeling (BIM) —ready 3D models to support the planning and design needs of any project. Having precise data helps plan for projects without the expense and worry of unknown interferences and conflicts.

Deliverables

  • Point Cloud Data (Raw Data)
  • 2D CAD Drawings
  • 3D Non-Intelligent Models
  • 3D BIM Models
  • TruView - Free viewer with photos overlaid on point cloud

Customizable Deliverables

  • Aerial Photogrammetry
  • Comparative Analysis
  • Deformation Analysis
  • Digital Drawings of GPR Markings
  • Floor Flatness Analysis/Contour Mapping
  • New Construction Accuracy Analysis/Comparative Analysis
  • Point Cloud Modeling Training Webinars
  • Reconciliation of Clients 2D Design Drawings
  • Reconciliation of Clients 3D Design Model
  • Structural Steel Shape Probability Analysis
  • Template Modeling
  • Volume Calculations
  • Wall Plumb Analysis

Modeling Software

  • Autodesk Recap
  • Autodesk Revit
  • Autodesk 3DS Max
  • Autodesk Navisworks
  • Autodesk Autocad Civil 3D
  • Autocad Map 3D
  • Bentley MicroStation
  • Bentley Descrates V8i
  • ClearEdge 3D Edgewise
  • PointSense Kubit
  • Leica Cyclone

TruePoint Has Provided 3D Laser Scanning Services for Many Clients

  • Architects
  • Asset Managers
  • Contractors
  • Designers
  • Developers
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Estimators
  • Facility Owners
  • Historical Preservationists
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Plumbing Engineers
  • Sub-contractors
  • Structural Engineers
  • 3D Gamers and Software Developers

TruePoint Has Provided 3D Laser Scanning Services for Many Industries

  • Architectural and Historical Documentation
  • Chemical and Petrochemical Plants
  • Commercial Sites
  • Construction
  • Health Care
  • Industrial Facilities
  • Manufacturing and Assembly Facilities
  • Office Buildings
  • Overhead Clearances
  • Process Plants
  • Power Plants
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Refineries
  • Residential Sites
  • Schools and Universities
  • Stadiums, Arenas and Theatres
  • Space and Aeronautics
  • Telecommunications
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants
  • 3D Gaming and Software Development

TruePoint Laser Scanning Services

TruePoint has provided BIM modeling services for many industries. Our scan to BIM services provides a unique opportunity to capture, analyze and define existing conditions through safe, non-contact means. We have saved clients millions of dollars in lost productivity and materials with models to aid in design, visualization, space definition, prefabrication and clash detection.

More About BIM Modeling

Building Information Modeling is more than just a 3D model. BIM is a process of creating and managing building data throughout the building’s entire life cycle. BIM encompasses not only the geometry and spatial relationships, but also documents features about the building such as the specific information about the type of materials used, the quantity used, and how those characteristics impact the building as a whole. BIM can be thought of as a database of information ranging from project cost management to the “as-built” 3D model after construction on through the operation of the facility which can be used to actively manage the process every step of the way.

Some Benefits of Using BIM Include

  • Being able to more accurately determine job costing, scheduling and building efficiencies
  • Design and pre-construction modeling for visualization purposes, as well as determining potential problems before costly design or construction has taken place (i.e. clash detection)
  • Interoperability amongst all disciplines involved in the building and management of a facility can be updated in real-time
  • Ability to have highly accurate “as-builts” for facility management, future modifications and troubleshooting
  • Facility management to operate and maintain a facility efficiently and cost-effectively

BIM enables architects and engineers alike to work on a single project from anywhere in the world. It condenses a plethora of information about every detail into a workable format. It makes for easier design, simpler coordination between team members and easier structure maintenance across the entire built environment—and this is just the beginning.

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Client Testimonials

  • "Our disciplines have been utilizing the Point Cloud and TruView information and it has been of value. We have discovered a few clashes with our structural steel, which may not have ever been caught, so I feel the service has already paid for itself."
  • - Joseph G, P.E., Project Manager
  • “We have been very pleased with the results of the scanning process. The product has been very useful. And has certainly helped in the development of the project. I would certainly use TruePoint again on future projects.”
  • - John G., President and Principal Architect
  • “Thanks for jumping into this assignment so quickly. What a great and productive trip. You guys work tirelessly, non-stop with all aspects of the set-up and execution. Your ability to master the technology is a game changer for us.”
  • - Don A., Executive Vice President, Director of Architecture, Engineering and Technology
  • “The scan helped tremendously and has saved us quite a bit of time and trouble.”
  • - Gene A., Mechanical Integrity Engineer
  • “[The Technician] did a good job of getting up to speed and working with little or no direction, which helped us concentrate on our other needs on site.”
  • - Steve H., Project Manager