Construction

Construction 3D Laser Scanning Services

TruePoint provides 3D laser scanning services to every aspect and phase of construction. 3D laser scanning is proving itself invaluable to the success of today’s fast-paced and technically challenging projects. 3D measurement services can provide the information on existing building conditions with the accuracy needed for construction planning. It can also be used to compare the newly constructed work against the as-designed model or drawings for quality assurance.

For general contractors, laser scanning lowers risk by ensuring as-built drawings are complete and accurate and by exposing any inaccuracies early in the process, before they turn into change orders during construction. On a typical construction project, rework accounts for 12 to 15 percent of the cost of construction. With laser scanning, the ability to catch conflicts before they happen has been shown to reduce rework to 1 to 3 percent. This reduction translates into hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings on change orders, not to mention the advantage of keeping the project on schedule.

TruePoint completes over 800 laser scanning projects every year and has earned a reputation for delivering excellent service 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 laser scanners. A team of in-house engineers work with our clients to create custom deliverables that aid in the design, planning and execution phases of any construction project. Laser scanning is a fast, accurate and non-intrusive way to collect as-built construction data, and eliminates the need to return to the site for additional measurements.

Construction Support Applications for 3D Laser Scanning

  • As-built survey, reality capture, augmented reality or existing conditions survey
  • Construction verification, sequencing, scheduling and simulations
  • Pre-design engineering for facility upgrades or expansions
  • Prefabrication
  • Clash detection
  • Architectural documentation or historical preservation
  • Calculating volumes, deformation analysis and overhead clearances
  • Virtual design and construction
  • Laser scanning for facility coordination
  • Collecting geospatial data

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

CAD 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

Each of these industries provide TruePoint unique opportunities to capture, analyze and define existing conditions through safe, non-contact means. We have saved clients millions of dollars in 3d scanning of buildings with accurate and complete models to aid in design, visualization, space definition, prefabrication and clash detection.

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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