3D Laser Scanning

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Always pushing the innovation envelope, Coast 2 Coast uses the latest advancements in cutting-edge 3D laser scanning tools and 3D software platforms to deliver precise documentation of existing conditions. The 3D laser scanner captures the environment it scans by shooting a laser in all directions, providing dimensional data as a mass of dots, or a point cloud. Our laser scanning systems capture millions of data points creating a photo-realistic point cloud and digital photo images.

You may have seen what a scanner can do 4 or 5 years ago, but the technology has moved so far beyond that generation of equipment and the software capabilities have moved far beyond earlier applications.

Now you have some powerful tools and a proven process available.  Coast 2 Coast creates actionable information with the raw data by having our in-house experts convert the point cloud into an as-built 3D object model.

Why 3D Scanning?

  • True – The 3D scanner captures the design environment reality and has become a preferred method for gathering measurements for as-built documentation of unusual or complex structures
  • Fast – Laser scanning is also a quick, less disruptive method of data collection. High-definition laser scans complete in a fraction of the time required by traditional methods
  • Flexible – Once we have the point cloud, we can simply pull dimensions, get diameters and transfer that information into CAD drawing or use them for 3D modeling
  • Scalable – These high-definition laser scans are also commonly used as a basis for BIM development

What are practical uses of laser scan data?

  • As Built Documentation – As-built surveys using 3D laser scanning technology, enable 3D modeling for diverse tasks including building reconstruction, space design and enhanced data presentation with augmented reality
  • Building Information Modeling – Using the captured 3D data as the basis of BIM offers a quality control process that eliminates expensive and time-consuming rework by helping teams visualize the current state of the building as it compares with the CAD model
  • Assets and Facility Management – With laser scanning, engineers have a detailed 3D model of power components, machinery, pipe work, and other assets which is useful for building management, retrofits, and other facility design tasks
  • Equipment and Building Set-up – Laser scans offer a high degree of accuracy and the repeatability required for equipment and building set-up within the automotive, aerospace, and shipbuilding industries
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Add Intelligence to the Geometry

We gather billions of points and use point clouds to create geometrically true representations of existing conditions.
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For the renovation, a circular staircase in a historic building didn’t have a modeled element for it in a Revit library. But we left the point cloud in the BIM and used the data as a straightforward way to visually articulate what that feature was.
Architect, Chattanooga, TN
Even when it is not specifically requested, we will scan anyway because of the value it brings to the efficient execution of a project. Plus, it’s cost-effective and reduces a lot of time spent doing things manually.
Property Owner, Multi-Family Housing

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