Laser scanning involves using laser light to rapidly capture billions of scan data points and accurately produce a photorealistic 3D model representation of existing conditions, which leads to more efficient design and construction processes. The laser scan provides the design team with a tremendous amount of information on obstructions and allows examination of alternate routes and design options to avoid them. Haskell has invested in laser scanning equipment and scanning personnel to execute this new technology service in-house for our clients. This process has been proven to drastically reduce the greatest risk to clients: the risk of the unknown.
Laser scanning technologies can be employed during the construction phase to capture actual progress and measure it against tolerances in the BIM model. In addition, such scans can alert project managers of construction or installation deviations from the design. This allows faster reactions to minor inconsistencies before they accumulate and cause larger problems in prefabrication and installations.