The whole idea of Scan to BIM is to create 3D building models, which are more beneficial to work with, in construction projects. 2D and CAD sketches have fallen out of favor and so 3D building models have become increasingly common in the industry.
3D building models help stakeholders plan, design and construct huge building structures. Although Scan to BIM is predominantly applied to existing structures for refurbishments, its 3D models can also be used in new projects.
Notably, 3D laser scans can reveal the finer details that human beings may struggle to. For instance, our 3D laser beams can reveal the MEP installations that are not obvious to human eyes at first glance. This helps us incorporate them into the BIM model for further analysis and optimization. Facility owners can also find this very helpful when maintaining or upgrading their building systems. Thanks to our cutting-edge Field to BIM technology.
When assigning new contractors a role to refurbish your building, we recommend furnishing the 3D building models to them so that they study and understand the risk. Our 3D building models can also serve as the basis upon which they ask questions to get clarity about the scope of work. In other ways, this may help you select contractors based on their understanding of the project and its associated risks.
Typically, our 3D models can help construction teams calculate large volumes, areas, estimate costs, and even know types of materials to procure for the project. They also help them stay in schedule. For facility owners, our Scan to BIM can also help you retrofit building systems for greater energy efficiency.