3D Laser Scanning Services in Washington DC
3D Laser Scanning Services in Washington DC
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.
GPRS is the nation’s largest infrastructure visualization and mapping company and is a leading provider of 3D laser scanning services in Washington DC. 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 & Modeling Team
You need construction drawings and models to manage the planning, visualization, and coordination of your project. Our in-house Mapping & 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 Washington DC, you are hiring the most accurate data collection experts in the business who will get the job done right – and fast – the first time.
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 Washington DC
3D laser scanning quickly and accurately provides comprehensive as built documentation of a building or site. Precise point clouds, 2D CAD drawings, and 3D BIM models expedite 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.
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.
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 design models. 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.
3D scanning provides complete and accurate as built data of facilities and plants, including structural and MEP features; furnaces, equipment, conduit, and piping down to ½" diameter. Point clouds, 2D CAD drawings, and 3D BIM models are invaluable in design, prefabrication, asset management, and facility modifications. With a compete history of the facility, managers can see exactly what has been built and do not have to invest in learning about existing conditions.
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 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.
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. Accurate design planning and team communication minimizes clashes, installation problems, and rework. 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.
7. Schools, Colleges & Universities
With our extensive 3D laser scanning experience, as built information is captured on schools, colleges, and universities to support site renovations and upgrades. The ability to coordinate construction plans with point clouds, 2D CAD drawings, and 3D BIM models improves collaboration and expedites project planning. 3D laser scanning provides a single source of accurate data to work from, reducing the risk of change orders and project delays.
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, 2D site plans, and 3D models. Receiving critical site information will lower project risks and increase project efficiency.
3D laser scanning provides precise measurement data and removes human error from the collection process. The exact dimensions and locations of the most complex project details can be recorded with 2-4mm accuracy. GPRS provides high-precision, custom analysis and calculations, such as dimensional callouts, tank calibration analysis, deviation and deformation analysis, new construction verification, volume calculations, wall plumb analysis, and more.
GPRS Mapping & Modeling Services in Washington DC
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.
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.
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.
4. 3D Mesh
A 3D mesh file can be created from a point cloud using the data set of x-y-z coordinates to create a triangulated mesh from the 3D points. These meshes are volumetrically accurate and high-resolution, allowing 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 difficult to reproduce in CAD. Mesh files of stadiums and arenas have been used to develop mixed reality experiences during sporting events.
Maps & Models: 3D mesh in .fbx, .stl, .obj, and .ply file formats.
TruViews are 3-dimensional photographs overlaid on top of the point cloud data. During the 3D laser scanning process, in addition to capturing point cloud data, the laser scanner can also capture a TruView of each scanner set-up location. A TruView allows clients to see a panoramic view of their project assets online. Since 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.
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.
6. 3D Virtual Tour From Point Cloud
3D virtual tours are composed of panoramic rotating images which have been “stitched” together to provide a full, 360° view of a location. This allows your team and those you collaborate with to virtually tour the location, add digital notes, and even measure inside the virtual space. The virtual tour can be viewed with user-friendly devices such as desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and even mobile devices. 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
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.
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.
We serve all of Washington DC and in these neighborhoods:
- Capitol Hill
- Cathedral Heights
- Columbia Heights
- Dupont Circle
- Logan Circle
- Navy Yard
Our portfolio of work includes projects near these Washington DC cities and many more:
Contact us today for 3D laser scanning services in Washington DC.