We often get asked by clients, "When is the appropriate time to involve Laser Scanning in my project?"
Clients are actually asking two different questions:
1) The first meaning of this question is that many clients are asking at what phase in their project life cycle should they get laser scanning involved. Typically the earlier the client involves laser scanning, the more value they will get out of it. This allows for more complete and accurate information at the crucial first steps of planning:
2) This is why we suggest to our clients to “Scan before you plan”.
Other clients are asking a different question entirely. They are actually asking what types of challenges laser scanning can help them solve on their projects. The short answer to this question is that any complex project that needs accurate and comprehensive as-builts is a good candidate for laser scanning. And the more complex the project the more advantages laser scanning offers. The amazing thing to me is the wide range of applications that laser scanning can be used for - and our clients come up with new ideas almost every day.
TruePoint was recently involved in scanning Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple in Chicago, IL.
Task: To laser scan both the interior and exterior of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple and produce a 3D BIM model for historical renovation documentation.