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 scanning of affected structures after the earthquake that occurred on September 19, 2017. The catastrophic consequences left by the earthquake, with epicenter in the city of Chiapas in the south west of the country with an impact of 8.2 degrees [...]

By | 2018-02-20T02:50:08+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

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 | 2018-02-20T02:50:17+00:00 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.’” [...]

By | 2018-02-20T16:56:01+00:00 October 13th, 2017|BIM, Construction|Comments Off on Redefining “Summering on the Cape”

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