Clayco Preempts Construction Issues with Laser Scanning

Dennis Harrington | Author | Hanley Wood Top Design-Builder Keeps Quality High on $770 Million Missouri Corporate Campus Expansion The Clayco Virtual Design and Construction team used laser scanning in several ways on the project, including scanning for the location of all foundation wall embeds for steel beam placement.   Challenge Centene® Corporation [...]

By | 2018-07-10T21:00:24+00:00 July 10th, 2018|3D Documentation, AEC, Architecture, As-built, BIM, Construction, Focus 3D X|Comments Off on Clayco Preempts Construction Issues with Laser Scanning

Best Practices For Survey Control

Harnessing the Power of 3D Laser Scanning You know you can’t do a project well without survey control. But what’s less clear for architectural, engineering and construction professionals is how and why to link survey control with 3D laser scan data. 3D laser scanners use light and radar (LIDAR) to measure and record precise locations [...]

By | 2018-06-20T22:53:14+00:00 June 20th, 2018|3D Documentation, AEC, Architecture, As-built, BIM, Construction, Focus 3D X, Plant Design, Renovation, Surveying|Comments Off on Best Practices For Survey Control

Laser Scanner Aids in Piping Project

Technology is changing the world day-by-day, and the construction industry is no exception. Things like building information modeling (BIM), laser scanners, and 3D modeling are changing the landscape of how work is being completed — and saving companies both time and money in the long-run. Rodney Roebuck, CEO of Roebuck Contracting, has been in the [...]

By | 2018-05-10T16:24:10+00:00 May 10th, 2018|3D Documentation, AEC, Architecture, BIM, Construction, PointSense, Renovation|Comments Off on Laser Scanner Aids in Piping Project

Construction Verification Grows Up…

We’re all aware that ‘digital’ is big right now. It’s big in our personal lives, big in our social activities, big in our homes and now - albeit almost the last to catch on – it’s big in the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operation (AECO) industry. More often now, we see virtual 3D models embellished [...]

By | 2018-04-27T18:57:33+00:00 April 27th, 2018|3D Documentation, AEC, Architecture, As-built, BIM, Construction, Heritage, Plant Design, Renovation|Comments Off on Construction Verification Grows Up…

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

An Interview with Simon Raab, PhD, Co-Founder, CEO and President of FARO®

FARO is Deeply Bound ETHICALLY and Intellectually to the TECHNOLOGY Construction companies can now scan continuously and immediately point out if a pillar is being incorrectly placed or that floor is not quite flat or that girder is not supporting correctly. 3D scanning is revolutionizing the way construction is being done, and FARO® is prepared [...]

By | 2018-02-20T02:50:09+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|BIM, Construction|Comments Off on An Interview with Simon Raab, PhD, Co-Founder, CEO and President of FARO®

Scan to BIM for Mobile Mapping

Here, in an interview with Chris Palmer of FARO® and Augusto Burchi of SITECO, we look at the opportunities afforded by ‘mobile mapping’, how it differs from static survey methods, what the resulting data looks like and who can benefit from it. Those familiar with static terrestrial laser scanning will understand that the technology (hardware, [...]

By | 2018-02-20T02:50:12+00:00 December 4th, 2017|BIM, Construction|Comments Off on Scan to BIM for Mobile Mapping

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