Laser Scanning (HDS) - More Accurate Information + Tighter Designs = Less Field Work and Re-Work

CIM MEMO 2010
Abstract Laser Scanning (HDS)
More Accurate Information + Tighter Designs = Less Field Work and Re-Work
By Rod Abbott, A.Sc.T.

High Definition Scanning (laser scanning) is a proven technology that is accurate to within ¼” in 150’ (6mm in 50m). It can capture in excess of one million 3D point measurements in an average 2 hours scan. It has numerous applications including brown-field retrofits, bridge measurement and analysis, to verify as-built conditions, and crime scene investigation. We most commonly use it for plant design to capture current site conditions, so as to prevent clashes and problems before construction begins. All vital information is captured in the first site visit, which limits the need for extra field trips.

Laser Scanning increases the precision of the design. It is safe, reliable and there is no need to stop production to take measurements. The result is timely data acquisition and cost savings to the client due to a reduction in fieldwork and rework. The overall result is faster start-up and completion, a more accurate design, safer project execution, and reduced financial risk.
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