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

Creating a Competitive Edge with FARO Scanners

Wesley Grimes | President of Collision Engineering Associates, Inc Crash Reconstruction Firm Adopts FARO® Laser Scanners To Safely Capture Scenes While On Short Timelines The completed 3D scene, as shown here in SCENE software, can be viewed from any position. Challenge Like many crash reconstruction firms, Mesa, Arizona-based Collision Engineering Associates previously experienced [...]

By | 2018-07-09T18:34:29+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Focus 3D X, Forensics, Law Enforcement, Public Safety Forensics|Comments Off on Creating a Competitive Edge with FARO Scanners

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

[NEW EVENTS] FARO Forensic Workshops 2018 (Part 2)

Due to popular demand, we've added more dates and locations to our popular FAROLive! series - the FARO Forensic Workshops (originally launched for 2018 here). Join for a FREE, in-person and hands-on exploration of 3D data capture tools, software and deliverables and how they can help you capture millions of data points in minutes. With this [...]

By | 2018-04-04T19:54:36+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Focus 3D X, Law Enforcement, Public Safety Forensics|Comments Off on [NEW EVENTS] FARO Forensic Workshops 2018 (Part 2)

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

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 | 2018-02-20T02:50:24+00:00 October 5th, 2017|BIM, Construction, Focus 3D X|Comments Off on Modernize Your Wet-Pour Quality Control and Eliminate Dipsticks

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

MEP Training Courses with UA

FARO® is excited to announce our partnership with the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry for 2017. UA's training programs are recognized as the very best in the industry and equip their local unions with educational resources, that they may not otherwise have access to, in order to develop the [...]

By | 2018-02-20T02:50:36+00:00 July 10th, 2017|3D Documentation, AEC, Architecture, BIM, Construction, Focus 3D X|Comments Off on MEP Training Courses with UA

Maximizing Structural Measurements

N-RG Cladding is a commercial specialty contractor providing exterior cladding solutions for building projects. Learn how N-RG Cladding has implemented 3D Laser Scanning to optimize their field measuring and installation preparations to eliminate field errors and capture accurate as-built dimensions.

By | 2018-02-20T02:50:36+00:00 July 10th, 2017|3D Documentation, AEC, Architecture, BIM, Construction, Focus 3D X|Comments Off on Maximizing Structural Measurements