Point Cloud to BIM has become crucial for surveying companies for creating an accurate, clear, and comprehensive digital replica of any construction site. Generating a 3D digital model based on precise data in proper spatial context supports surveyors in visualizing data, integrating workflows, and producing client-centric deliverables.
From an article in Geo Week News by Bhushan Avasatthi.
Point-Cloud-to-BIM enables surveying companies to convert high-resolution laser scans into 3D as-built models. Since the information-rich 3D models are highly detailed and clash-free, they reduce rework resulting in savings of time and costs.
In this article, we set our focus on the top five ways Point-Cloud-to-BIM can support surveying companies to augment profitability.
Why do surveying companies face challenges with legacy methods?
Legacy surveying methods fall short of delivering the required outcomes for renovations, retrofitting, or refurbishments. Surveying companies using traditional surveying tools face a series of challenges in capturing as-built conditions due to:
· Lack of data visualization in the field
· Lower communication and accountability
· Reduced productivity and project delays
· Absence of collaboration
· Closed competitive advantage
5 ways Point Cloud to BIM helps surveying companies maximize efficiency and ROI
1. Enhanced visualization of As-Built conditions improves renovation and facilities management
Survey companies with laser scanning capabilities require Point Cloud to BIM conversion to enhance project visualization. Projects that include renovation, retrofitting, or facilities management require accuracy, completeness, and reliability in their as-built datasets. Clients can achieve 360-degree visualizations with the as-built Revit model that include floor plans, elevations, ceiling plans, cover sheets, and more.
In fact, a Revit model at required LOD with an accuracy range of +/- 10mm can support surveying companies with insights into accurate material consumption, precise timelines, and lower project costs. Data visualization in 3D geometry supports surveyors with accurate measurements, plan creation, and progress tracking. The presence of visualization also helped reduce onsite rework and field risks, thereby saving costs and increasing profits.
A building survey company turned to Point-Cloud-for-BIM modeling for improved facilities management. An as-built model was required to improve facilities management for a leading retail coffee outlet in the USA. An as-built 3D model with 10mm accuracy was built with floor plans, elevations, ceiling plans, and cover sheets.
With the coordinated as-built 3D model, the client was able to leverage an accuracy of +/-10mm to analyze the state of the outlet in a collaborative setting.
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