Truepoint Laser Scanning

As-Built Are Referred to as "Reality Capture"

Laser scanning is an ideal technology for Reality Capture—the practice of creating digital models of physical spaces—due to its efficiency, accuracy, and detail. Laser scanning is extremely useful for as-built reality capture with BIM, since laser scanning allows for highly accurate as-builts that can aid in both current facility management and potential future modifications to a space.

The use of 3D laser scanning guarantees accuracy and precision, which are both essential in reality capture technology. In addition to aiding in as-builts and BIM modeling, laser scanning can be used for reality capture in other aspects of construction and engineering, as well as telecommunications, historical documentation, and more.

BIM / Engineering* / Mechanical (3D Laser Scanning)

BIM (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 (i.e. the 3D model), but also 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 of the benefits of using BIM include:

  • Being able to more accurately determine job costing, scheduling and building efficiencies
  • Design & 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 which can be updated in real-time
  • With the use of 3D laser scanning, ability to have highly accurate “as-builts” for facility management and future modifications to the building or troubleshooting
  • Facility management to operate and maintain a facility efficiently and cost-effectively


BIM Model of Refinery
BIM Model of Residence
 
3D Laser Scanning: Creating As-Builts
 

As-Builts Or "Reality Capture"

Laser scanning is an ideal technology for Reality Capture—the practice of creating digital models of physical spaces—due to its efficiency, accuracy, and detail. Laser scanning is extremely useful for as-built reality capture with BIM, since laser scanning allows for highly accurate as-builts that can aid in both current facility management and potential future modifications to a space.

The use of 3D laser scanning guarantees accuracy and precision, which are both essential in reality capture technology. In addition to aiding in as-builts and BIM modeling, laser scanning can be used for reality capture in other aspects of construction and engineering, as well as telecommunications, historical documentation, and more.

 

 

 
Case Studies for Engineers  

Historical Amusement Park Building

Task:
Scan the interior of a building of historical significance constructed in the late 1800s and modified in the mid 1900s with an added second story. Support Columns and Beams on the first floor were the focus of the scan in order to analyze the building’s structural integrity and bring it up to current required building and loading codes.

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interior laser scan

Laser Scanning Transforms Weeks of Data Collection Into Days

Task:
To capture the as-is conditions for pre-planning, fabrication, and clash detection for the addition of a new system.


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laser scan for pre-planning, fabrication

3D Laser Scanning and Modeling Services
of a Quarry Plant

Task:
To capture dimensions and locations of key features in lime plant, such as overhead conveyors, ductwork, piping, chutes, hoppers, shelter houses, exterior building footprints and steel structure support. 


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Intensity Map Point Cloud of Facade

 

Documenting existing steel structure
Documenting existing steel structure
for creating shop drawings
3D Laser Scan Industrial Facility
3D Laser Scan Industrial Facility

 

Deatiled BIM Model of an oil refinery pumping station
Detail of the BIM Model of
Oil Refinery Pumping Station

 

3D CAD model of a pumping station
3D Cad Model of Pumping Station
Laser Scan of a vehicle for a mechanical engineer
Laser Scan of a Vehicle for Mechanical Engineering
Axonmetric view of a 3D BIM Model from Columbus, Ohio
Axonometric View of 3D BIM Model of
Mechanical Room - Columbus, Ohio
3D Image of Building Mechanical Room To Capture MEP Features and Dimensions
Building Mechanical Room To Capture MEP
Features and Dimensions
3D Laser Scan of Skyscraper Parapet Wall In Chicago, Illinois
Skyscraper Parapet Wall
In Chicago, Illinois
   
3D laser scanning of a tank farm in Cleveland, Ohio
3D Laser Scanning of a Tank Farm
Cleveland, Ohio
Detailed laser scan of a complex piping system in Columbus, Ohio
Highly Detailed Scan of a Complex Piping System at a Pumping Station Columbus, Ohio
3D Laser Scan of Downtown Chicago
3D Laser Scan of Downtown Chicago
Hotel Rooftop MEP Features
BIM Model of a Building Envelope and Steel Structure
BIM Model of a Building Envelope
and Steel Structure
Forensic Engineering:  
Torsion Model
Torsion Model
Wide Flange Rotation
Wide Flange Rotation
Floor Flatness Analysis:  
Plain view contour map
Floor Flatness Contour Map with
high and low elevations
Wide Flange Rotation
Sample Floor Flatness Contour Map
Wide Flange Rotation
Exaggerated Vertical Axis to show floor flatness
Wide Flange Rotation
Analysis & Volume Calculation of epoxy needed to achieve optimal floor flatness



*DISCLAIMER: 3D laser scanning is a measurement tool to assist in capturing as-built conditions of existing spaces and should be used in conjunction with other sound industry practices for verifying these conditions, including but not limited to: site visits, manual field measurements and verifications of scan data, to ensure its accuracy prior to design and engineering. Because this data can be used for various applications and disciplines outside the scope of the original field scanning and beyond our control, we cannot guarantee that the data is accurate for these uses. True Point Laser Scanning, LLC., is a laser scanning service provider and is a Ohio licensed engineering firm. Some services not available in all areas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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*DISCLAIMER: 3D Laser scanning is a measurement tool to assist in capturing as-built conditions of existing spaces and should be used in conjunction with other sound industry practices for verifying these conditions, including but not limited to: site visits, manual field measurements and verifications of scan data, to ensure its accuracy prior to design and engineering. Because this data can be used for various applications and disciplines outside the scope of the original field scanning and beyond our control, we cannot guarantee that the data is accurate for these uses.
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