3D Laser Scanning Services
Our current clients for this service include Architects, Structural Engineers, Interior designers, Garden Designers, Property Developers and Film set designers.
3D laser scanning services, LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), are used in measured building surveys to capture highly accurate and detailed three-dimensional representations of buildings or structures. It is a non-contact and non-destructive method that uses laser beams to scan and map the surfaces on a computer.
- 3D scanning services offer many unmatchable benefits, such as:
- Provides highly accurate and detailed measurements for precise documentation.
- Saves time with rapid data collection during on-site measurements.
- Reduces the need for multiple site visits and minimises errors and rework.
- Does not require physical interaction with the building or structure.
- Captures a vast amount of data for various purposes.
- Helps identify clashes and streamline design modifications.
- Aids in the conservation and restoration of historical buildings.
With years of experience, Bidston Draughting has become a leading 3D laser scanning company in town. Our teams can execute a comprehensive building scan and produce a computer-aided design. Hire our services, and let’s work together to bring your building project to the next level!
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Our Well-Crafted Scanning Process
Our team follows a well-designed scanning process to attain maximum results quickly. Here is how our process works:
Scanning Setup: A 3D laser scanner is set up at various positions around the building or structure. Multiple scan positions are typically required to ensure full coverage and capture all necessary details.
Laser Scanning: The scanner emits laser beams in a sweeping motion, which bounce off the surfaces of the building and return to the scanner. The time taken for the laser to return determines the distance between the scanner and the surface, allowing for the calculation of precise measurements.
Point Cloud Generation: As the scanner collects data from each scan position, it creates a dense collection of three-dimensional data points known as a “point cloud.” Each point in the cloud represents a specific location on the surface of the building.
Registration and Stitching: After completing the individual scans, the point clouds are registered and stitched together to create a unified and comprehensive 3D representation of the entire building or structure. This process aligns the different scans, ensuring accuracy and eliminating any discrepancies.
Data Processing and Modelling: The point cloud data can be further processed using specialised software to remove unwanted elements, such as moving objects or noise. The processed point cloud can then generate accurate 3D models, floor plans, sections, elevations, or other documentation as required.
Analysis and Visualisation: The 3D models derived from the laser scanning data can be analysed and visualised to extract valuable information. This includes measurements of distances, areas, volumes, and precise geometric details of the building.
Reap the Multidimensional Benefits of 3D Laser Scanning
Building Information Modelling (BIM): Create intelligent 3D models integrating building elements and data based on accurate measurements and point cloud data obtained through a 3D laser scanning survey.
Architectural Design and Drafting: Utilise detailed point cloud data to create accurate floor plans, elevations, sections, and other architectural drawings.
Structural Engineering Analysis: Assess structural integrity, identify issues, and perform detailed structural analysis using 3D laser scanning data.
Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR): Integrate 3D laser scanning data with VR or AR technologies to create immersive visualisations and virtual walkthroughs for realistic building experiences.
Construction Documentation and As-Built Drawings: Create accurate as-built drawings and assist in construction documentation using precise measurements and point cloud data from 3D laser scanning.
Facilities Management: Utilise comprehensive 3D models for space planning, maintenance, and asset management throughout the building’s lifecycle.
Historic Preservation and Conservation: Aid in preserving and restoring historical buildings by accurately documenting intricate details and measurements through 3D laser scanning.
Clash Detection and Coordination: Use 3D laser scanning data combined with BIM for clash detection, identifying and resolving conflicts between building systems or components to improve coordination during construction.
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You gain access to the best 3D laser scanning services near you by choosing Bidston Draughting. We prioritise efficiency, cost savings, and precise documentation, helping you streamline your projects and make informed decisions. Our commitment to work quality is unwavering, ensuring that each project we undertake is executed with professionalism and expertise.
Contact us to discuss your project requirements and receive a personalised quote. Let us be your trusted partner in revolutionising your building surveys and unlocking new opportunities for success.