3D scanning delivers field safety improvements and reduced rework in construction

3D Scanning for construction provides a digital environment that forms a digital basis for project planning, approvals and execution. Each phase of construction can be designed in one combined environment. Critical measurements can be validated or remade on the fly from a tablet. When employing scanning and 3D digital twins as a project-spanning tool, 3D scanning helps with the prefabrication of parts and reduces costs while 3D scanning for validation reduces contingency risks. Realistic visualizations provide a powerful collaboration tool for clients, vendors and contractors to ‘see’ future phases and plan accordingly.

3D Reality Capture – A Project Backbone

3D reality capture is fast & accurate, providing a common backbone to all phases of design and construction for a project. Eliminating the variability of manual measurements, a 3D digital twin provides the best toolset for scheduling and sequencing, prefabrication design, and construction verification.

Starting with 3D scans and following up with periodic updates creates a dataset that can be used for as-built survey documentation, augmented reality implementation, insurance documentation and existing conditions surveys. Having a full-facility digital twin for pre-design engineering during upgrades or expansions streamlines design, risk assessments, and approvals, providing not just a design environment but a collaboration and communication tool.

Benefits of Scanning

Working with prefabricated components and 3D scanning means each phase is confirmed to spec. Teams eliminate field-work and weeks of Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) rough-in activities. 3D reality capture allows you to drive all MEP, structural, and building-coordination activities for the project directly from a 3D model. No need to make additional manual measurements or consult separate documents.

Save Time and Money

For general contractors, 3D laser scanning lowers risk by ensuring as-built drawings are complete and accurate and by exposing any inaccuracies early in the process, before they turn into change orders during construction. On a typical construction project, rework accounts for 12 to 15 percent of the cost of construction. With laser scanning, the ability to catch conflicts before they happen has been shown to reduce rework to 1 to 3 percent. Construction validation at every step means less unexpected delay & downtime in the project, reducing costs and saving time.

To learn how we can help you employ a 3D digital environment and access all of the advantages that come with it for your next construction project, contact Acensium today.