Precision and Accuracy:
3D Building Scanning Solutions

PMC is a leading provider of building scanning services, utilizing state-of-the-art 3D scanning technology. We capture highly accurate digital representations of buildings and structures using laser scanners, drones, and photogrammetry techniques. Our expertise extends to various applications, including architectural design, renovation planning, facility management, and historical preservation.

Our AIA award-winning methodologies integrate multi-mode scan data into a single point cloud, enabling as-built conditions and virtual job sites. Experience the efficiency and precision of 3D laser scanning, eliminating the inaccuracies and inefficiencies of traditional field verification methods.

Our Building Scanning Capabilities

A study published in the Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences revealed that approximately 30% of construction work involves rework.

Contractors can achieve significant cost savings by implementing laser scanning as part of a comprehensive VDC strategy to mitigate rework.

Point Cloud Data Analysis

The captured point cloud data can be analyzed to extract valuable insights, such as volumetric calculations, area measurements, and material quantities for accurate project estimation and cost control.

BIM Integration

3D scanning data can be integrated with BIM software, enhancing the BIM workflow and supporting clash detection, coordination, and accurate modeling.

As-Built Verification

Our building scanning skills allow for easy verification of as-built conditions against original designs, ensuring accuracy during construction or renovation projects.

Clash Detection

Clash detection between existing structures and proposed designs is used to identify and resolve potential conflicts before construction begins.

Visualization and Virtual Tours

PMC can provide immersive visualizations and virtual tours of buildings, allowing stakeholders to explore and understand the space remotely and make informed decisions.

Structural Analysis

Collected data can be used for structural analysis, assessing load-bearing capacities, and identifying potential structural vulnerabilities.

Energy Efficiency Analysis

Scanned data can be utilized for energy efficiency analysis to optimize energy consumption in buildings.

Building Laser Scanning Advantages & Benefits with PMC

  • Accurate As-Built Verification
  • Accurate Documentation
  • Clash Detection and Conflict Resolution
  • Construction Progress Monitoring
  • Efficient Facility Management
  • Energy Efficiency Analysis
  • Enhanced Communication
  • Improved Planning and Design
  • Improved Safety and Risk Assessment
  • Integration with BIM
  • Precise Measurements and Quantities
  • Preservation of Historical Structures
  • Retrofitting and Renovation
  • Time and Cost Savings
  • Virtual Tours and Visualization

Our Industry Experience Includes

Architectural and Historical Documentation
Commercial Sites
Residential Sites
Office Buildings
Schools and Universities
Stadiums, Arenas and Theatres
Industrial Facilities
Manufacturing and Assembly Facilities
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants
Overhead Clearances
Marine and Shipping
Process Plants
Chemical and Petrochemical Plants
Power Plants
3D Gaming and Software Development
Space and Aeronautics

Customizable Deliverables

Extended deliverables to meet your exact requirements:

  • Comparative Analysis
  • Deformation Analysis
  • New Construction Accuracy Analysis/Comparative Analysis
  • Reconciliation of Clients 2D Design Drawings
  • Reconciliation of Clients 3D Design Model
  • Point Cloud Modeling Training Webinars
  • Structural Steel Shape Probability Analysis
  • Template Modeling
  • Volume Calculations
  • Wall Plumb Analysis

Our Laser Scanning Process

Consulting: We collaborate closely with clients to understand their project requirements and objectives.

Scanning: Our advanced laser scanners capture precise and detailed data during site scans.

Registering: Skilled engineers process and register the point cloud, establishing an accurate coordinate system for precise measurements.

Processing: Utilizing advanced techniques, we generate comprehensive deliverables such as point clouds, 2D drawings, and 3D models.

Quality Control: Rigorous inspections ensure the accuracy and reliability of all deliverables.

Timely Delivery: Our dedicated team prioritizes delivering high-quality data and models that meet project requirements effectively.

Software & Technologies

FARO Laser Scanners

NavVis Mobile Scanners

AutoDesk Suite

Revit BIM Software

Our Experts

PMC's team of Building 3D scanning experts brings extensive knowledge and experience in the field of laser scanning. As leaders and innovators in the industry, we have successfully collaborated with clients from diverse sectors worldwide.

Our team has digitized hundreds of millions of square feet of facilities, showcasing the reliability and accuracy of our deliverables. Our methodologies have been recognized with prestigious awards, such as the AIA award, for their effectiveness in integrating multi-mode scan data into a single comprehensive point cloud.

PMC works closely with clients to develop tailored deliverables that facilitate the design, planning, and execution phases of construction projects.

Frequently Asked Questions for 3d Building Laser Scanning Services

What are 3D building scanning services?
3D building scanning services involve the use of advanced technologies to capture detailed and accurate digital representations of buildings and structures.
How does 3D building scanning work?
3D building scanning works by using laser scanners or photogrammetry techniques to collect data points from various angles, capturing the shape, dimensions, and features of the building. The collected data is then processed to create a comprehensive 3D model.
What are the benefits of using 3D building scanning services?
The benefits of using 3D building scanning services include improved accuracy in measurements, enhanced visualization and analysis capabilities, efficient project planning and design, reduced costs and risks, and better communication and collaboration among stakeholders.
What types of buildings can be scanned using 3D scanning technology?
3D scanning technology can be applied to various types of buildings, including residential properties, commercial buildings, industrial facilities, historical structures, cultural heritage sites, and more.
What equipment and technology are used in 3D building scanning services?
3D building scanning services utilize equipment such as laser scanners, drones, cameras, and specialized software for data processing and modeling.
How accurate are the measurements obtained through 3D building scanning?
The measurements obtained through 3D building scanning are highly accurate, typically within a few millimeters, ensuring precision in the captured geometry and details.
Can 3D building scanning be used for both interior and exterior spaces?
Yes, 3D building scanning can be used for both interior and exterior spaces, capturing the complete representation of the building and its surroundings.
How long does it take to complete a 3D building scanning project?
The time required to complete a 3D building scanning project depends on the size and complexity of the building, as well as the desired level of detail. It can range from a few hours for smaller structures to several days or weeks for larger and more intricate buildings.
How can 3D building scanning services help with renovation or remodeling projects?
3D building scanning services can greatly assist with renovation or remodeling projects by providing accurate measurements, creating virtual models for design and planning, identifying potential clashes or conflicts, and facilitating efficient project execution.
Can 3D building scanning capture architectural details and intricate designs accurately?
Yes, 3D building scanning can capture architectural details and intricate designs with high precision, allowing for accurate representation and documentation of complex structures.
What are the applications of 3D building scanning in various industries?
The applications of 3D building scanning span across various industries, including architecture, engineering, construction, real estate, urban planning, facility management, historic preservation, and more. It can be used for design, renovation, documentation, analysis, virtual tours, and maintenance purposes.
What is the cost of 3D building scanning services?
The cost of 3D building scanning services can vary depending on factors such as the size and complexity of the building, the level of detail required, project timeline, and additional services or deliverables requested. It is best to consult with service providers to get accurate cost estimates.
Is it necessary to hire professionals or can I perform 3D building scanning on my own?
Performing 3D building scanning typically requires specialized knowledge, equipment, and software. Hiring professionals with expertise in 3D scanning ensures accurate and reliable results.
How can the data obtained from 3D building scanning be used in the design and construction process?
The data obtained from 3D building scanning can be used in the design and construction process for visualization, clash detection, accurate measurements, creating as-built models, and facilitating collaboration among architects, engineers, and contractors.
Are there any privacy concerns related to 3D building scanning services?
Privacy concerns related to 3D building scanning services can arise, especially when scanning residential or private properties. It is important to establish clear consent, privacy protocols, and secure data handling practices when conducting scans.
Can 3D building scanning services be used for facility management and maintenance purposes?
Yes, 3D building scanning services can be used for facility management and maintenance purposes. The accurate digital representation of the building aids in asset management, space planning, maintenance scheduling, and evaluating structural integrity

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