FARO Scene 7.1 with Virtual Reality!

The excitement around virtual reality (VR) is enormous… it is EVERYWHERE! From commercial applications to domestic uses formerly reserved for gaming, it is now filtering into everyday tasks and available on devices a lot of us carry around in our pockets. In an interview with FARO’s Construction Product Manager, Oliver Buerkler, we look at the [...]

By | 2018-02-20T02:50:05+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Architecture, BIM, Construction, SCENE|Comments Off on FARO Scene 7.1 with Virtual Reality!

FARO® Helps Mexican Authorities Studying Earthquake-Affected Areas

BIM/CIM solutions help areas affected by the earthquake FARO® joins the Mexican government in the 3D scanning of affected structures after the earthquake that occurred on September 19, 2017. The catastrophic consequences left by the earthquake, which had an impact of 8.2 degrees on the Ritcher scale, are still incalculable. For this reason FARO joins [...]

By | 2018-03-09T20:15:43+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Architecture, BIM, Construction|Comments Off on FARO® Helps Mexican Authorities Studying Earthquake-Affected Areas

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 | 2018-02-20T02:50:14+00:00 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 | 2018-02-20T02:50:14+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Architecture, BIM, Construction|Comments Off on Cincinnati’s Iconic Music Hall Receives a Laser-Scan Close-Up

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 | 2018-02-20T02:50:22+00:00 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 | 2018-02-20T02:50:22+00:00 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 | 2018-02-20T02:50:23+00:00 October 9th, 2017|3D Documentation, Architecture, BIM, Construction|Comments Off on Fonthill Castle, John Smits

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 | 2018-02-20T02:50:24+00:00 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!

Construction QA/QC for Pre-Construction Services

To integrate new mechanical elements into existing conditions, the Mortenson team produced a 3D point cloud appended inAutodesk® Navisworks Project Challenge Integrated Lean Project Delivery (ILPD) is a bold, calculated way to save project money, optimize results, reduce waste, and maximize efficiency throughout all design, fabrication, and construction phases. A great example of [...]

By | 2018-02-20T02:50:35+00:00 July 10th, 2017|3D Documentation, Architecture, BIM, Construction, Focus 3D X, Plant Design|Comments Off on Construction QA/QC for Pre-Construction Services

3D Digitization with The Smithsonian Institution

Written by: Vincent Rossi Sr. 3D Program Officer, Digitization Program Office, Smithsonian Institution For thousands of years and using a variety of tools, humans have been able to take point-to-point measurements to document, analyze, and understand their environment. It was not until recently that we’ve been able to collect thousands, millions and sometimes billions of [...]

By | 2018-02-20T02:50:35+00:00 July 10th, 2017|3D Documentation, 3D Measurement, Architecture, Construction, Focus 3D X, Heritage|Comments Off on 3D Digitization with The Smithsonian Institution