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From the Desk of Ryan Hacker

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:
Clients are able to get tighter price estimates from subcontractors because there are less unknowns
Fewer change orders due to unknowns uncovered sooner
Project schedules stay on track

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.

Featured Case Study:

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.


I recently saw a quote that struck a chord with me.

"It is unwise to pay too much, but it is worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money - that is all. When you pay too little you sometimes lose everything because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot - it cannot be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.

- John Ruskin (1819 – 1900) - British Author, Artist, Essayist and Critic

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