Catching all the Iconic Details with HD Laser Scanning

Step 1 in Chicago Union Station’s $1 Billion Renovation: Document As-Built Conditions Challenge The numbers are staggering, even by Chicago’s outsized build standards: 2 million square feet of office space, 780 luxury apartments, 350 hotel rooms and five high-rises all within a 6-year period. Price tag? An estimated $1 billion. The long-planned renovation of the [...]

By | November 13th, 2017|Architecture, BIM, Construction|Comments Off on Catching all the Iconic Details with HD Laser Scanning

Cincinnati’s Iconic Music Hall Receives a Laser-Scan Close-Up

FARO® Laser Scanners Come to the Rescue of the Fabled Cincinnati Music Hall Challenge Cincinnati Music Hall has stood as the center of cultural life for this southwestern Ohio region for nearly 140 years and was recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 1975. Built between 1877-1879, the 256,500 square foot Music Hall is the [...]

By | November 13th, 2017|Architecture, BIM, Construction|Comments Off on Cincinnati’s Iconic Music Hall Receives a Laser-Scan Close-Up

3D Scanning Solution Brought in to Beat the Heat on Challenging Fuel Pipe Demolition & Replacement Project

Acensium is an engineering consulting services firm with a focus on material handling retrofit projects and 3D scanning for as-built reality capture. Plant Bowen, a coal-fired power station owned by Georgia Power Company in Euharlee, Ga., needed to undergo an ambitious demolition and replacement of its Unit-4 fuel pipe. Coal dust, which is the consistency [...]

By | October 20th, 2017|BIM, Construction|Comments Off on 3D Scanning Solution Brought in to Beat the Heat on Challenging Fuel Pipe Demolition & Replacement Project

Redefining “Summering on the Cape”

As-built documentation helps a leading architect refresh iconic resort. Challenge Renowned New York-based architecture firm Hart | Howerton faced a demanding challenge: to enhance one of the Eastern seaboard’s most iconic ocean resorts so “… the next generation of guests can say ‘this is a great place for our family for the next 50 years.’” [...]

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Restoring Historic London Lighthouse

London boasts many world famous buildings and structures, Big Ben, St. Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye and Tower Bridge, to name but a few. Although, all but the most knowledgeable of Londoners would be mystified if asked for directions to – the lighthouse! Despite the capital city not being located on the coast, [...]

By | October 9th, 2017|Architecture, BIM, Construction, Focus 3D X, Freestyle3D|Comments Off on Restoring Historic London Lighthouse

Why AEC Industries Are Quickly Adopting 3D Laser Scanning

In an interview, Oliver Buerkler, Senior Product Manager at Faro and laser scanning expert, looks at the value proposition of laser scanning As an opening statement, Buerkler sug­gests "we should not restrict ourselves to looking at laser scanning itself, but rather the complete workflow that the data enables. We are better placed to support clients [...]

By | October 9th, 2017|Architecture, BIM, Construction|Comments Off on Why AEC Industries Are Quickly Adopting 3D Laser Scanning

Fonthill Castle, John Smits

Background Conserving a landmark building is always a challenge, but when that building’s design is as complicated, both on the interior and exterior, as the Fonthill Castle the architect is presented with an extra set of issues when it comes to documentation of the existing conditions. The Castle was built in 1852 by a famous [...]

By | October 9th, 2017|3D Documentation, Architecture, BIM, Construction|Comments Off on Fonthill Castle, John Smits

Modernize Your Wet-Pour Quality Control and Eliminate Dipsticks

Adding FARO Focus3D X Series Laser Scanners to a concrete pour workflow can immediately identify high and low areas which can be fixed while still wet. Overview Imagine being able to identify and locate high and low areas of wet concrete, and fixing these areas before the concrete dries. By utilizing a 3D laser scanner [...]

By | October 5th, 2017|BIM, Construction, Focus 3D X|Comments Off on Modernize Your Wet-Pour Quality Control and Eliminate Dipsticks

Fall 2017 AEC Workshops on 3D Laser Scanning Just Announced!

Free, Hands-On Educational Workshops to Capture Real World Information into the Digital World FARO®, in partnership with the U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) is excited to announce the latest serious of our workshops for AEC professionals across the U.S through the end of the year – your opportunity to join industry experts in learning [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|3D Documentation, AEC, Architecture, As-built, BIM, Construction, Plant Design, PointSense, Renovation, SCENE, Surveying|Comments Off on Fall 2017 AEC Workshops on 3D Laser Scanning Just Announced!

Meet the Super 6DoF TrackArm

The Ultimate 6-Degrees-of-Freedom Solution When you work with organizations like BMW or NASA, quality cannot be left to chance. Whether it is a car body or fuselage, working with large components introduces some unique measurement challenges. High accuracy is required on such large and detailed parts, as operators must negotiate between the sheer size of [...]

By | September 8th, 2017|3D Documentation, 3D Measurement|Comments Off on Meet the Super 6DoF TrackArm