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Reality Capture ROI

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Obtaining the right reality capture ROI for architecture, engineering, and construction professionals can be a challenging task in today’s uncertain economic climate.

From an article in PBC Today.

With uncertainty the only certainty is, How does an architecture, engineering and construction professional budget for a reality capture device?

A focus on core beliefs

The answer begins with remembering three simple rules:

1. Economic expansions and contractions should not be the sole metric from which
to make a business decision like purchasing a 3D laser scanner or related reality capture equipment.
2. When it comes to modern reality capture technology, there really is no one size (or one price point) to fit all.
3. Don’t let perfection be the enemy of the good. Said another way: Sometimes good enough is good enough. More on that later.

Regarding the first point, timeworn logic suggests that recessions are about belt-tightening.
After all, a top-of-the-line laser scanner could cost thousands. Why spend a pretty pound if construction projects are going to dry up?

But trepidation over the initial expense overlooks the fact that these devices, whatever the cost, low or high, will likely be offset over time. In fact, estimates place industrial site project compression at 10%, with total project cost reductions at 7%. No recession lasts forever (most end within six to 18 months), and planning for a likely post-recession rebound is never a bad decision.

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