The 4D Site - Laser Scanning for Construction Projects
For many years, laser scanning has been used as a method to capture as built information to form the basis for the design intent in refurbishment and alterations projects. Traditionally this has been a process undertaken by Surveyors and Engineers acting on a sub-contract basis for Designer and Main Contractors. Due to combinations of the advancement of data capture hardware, analysis software and visualization technology, a growing trend is emerging for the adoption of laser scanning technology throughout the full lifecycle of a built asset.
This session will focus specifically on the use of laser scanning technology during the construction phase of a project. We will look at how this detailed site data capture technique can form the basis of multiple applications such as on site design verification, clash detection, tolerance analysis along with the methods which can be used record, communicate and review important site information as the project progresses.