When it comes to documenting existing and as-built conditions on site, laser scanning represents the most cohesive and comprehensive option for documenting what is actually in place on a project. For trades contractors, this powerful level of resolution provides a superior reference when moving into remodels or once work has been completed.
In addition to BuildingPoint Scanning Services, self-perform scanning stands as a viable option for many speciality and trades contractors looking to implement scanning into their document set. Progressive scanning is a relatively simple process that can help you document your work throughout the production process on site.
Acquire The Data
Using the Trimble TX-series, acquiring the data is as simple as placing the scanner on a tripod, and pressing “Start”. Within a matter of minutes, you are presented with a definitive record of your conditions. Multiple stations are equally straightforward. Simply setup your TX scanner in multiple locations with a conscious amount of overlap and you can easily stitch together multiple scans into a single, seamless dataset.
Analyze The Data
One of the most significant advantages of scanning is the ability to “Scan Now, Analyze Later”. Once you have captured the data, you can immediately begin analyzing your point cloud, or, you can simply continue with your production work. Regardless of your workflow of job requirements, the data is there, and it’s available whenever you need it.
Archive The Data
The point cloud is a conclusive and definitive “snapshot” of your project scope. The data contained can provide immense value and documentation to both your organization and downstream users as well. With this archived data, you can easily look back on progress and systems long since covered to determine accurate placement.
And because each and every project is different, your laser scanning process can easily grow and adapt to each specific job. On some remodel projects, a simple point cloud will suffice to record the existing conditions at the commencement. On new construction, it might make sense to do a scan once each major phase is completed (rough, finish, etc). Regardless, scanning can easily fit your needs.
To learn more, or to see how you can implement Trimble’s TX-series on your next project, click the link below, or reach out to your BuildingPoint representative today!