HIGH DEFINITION LASER SCANNING
Crafton Tull is one of very few firms in the region employing Light Detection and Ranging Scanning (LiDAR). This technology enhances building and facilities management by providing comprehensive data capture for three-dimensional modeling, inspection, and asset management.
3D scanning captures accurate as-built documentation to make further modifications easier to incorporate into existing buildings and existing site conditions as well as existing interior conditions. Examples include slab flatness inspections with tolerances down to 1/16”, wall and pier plumb assessments, above ceiling and behind wall documentation, and construction progress documentation.
Photorealistic 3D Data Visualization
Our ability to determine precise digital locations and sizes of all existing exposed light fixtures, ductwork, piping, electrical fixtures, and structures is unprecedented as far as cost control and accuracy of information in the architecture and design industries. In addition to unparalleled precision concerning existing exterior renovation design, this photorealistic 3D data capture determines digital locations of interior items including furniture, millwork, flooring, floor patterns, textiles, and windown treatments.
Typical construction reworks account for roughly 12-15% of construction costs. Being armed with detailed as-built conditions not only cuts project as-built collection time dramatically without compromising data accuracy, but also eliminates the need for costly return site visits to collect data that may have been missed the first time.
Improved Turnaround Time
One of the key benefits of having permanent 3D representations of buildings, spaces, or sites, is that the fast data collection of large areas coupled with the incredible accuracy allows dramatic reduction in the turnaround time from scan to project documentation.
HDR Panoramic Photography
When it comes to data collection, clash detection, exterior and interior renovation design, digital architecture, and historical preservation, accuracy and information are crucial. HDR (High Dynamic Range) panoramic photography allows the ability to visualize the built environment and subsequently run dimensions and add annotations to the scan data that can then be shared across the project. In addition, it allows you to screen capture any part of the scanned environment which leads to better data for the design team.
Scan to BIM
The Scan to BIM program builds on existing Revit point cloud technology by creating and validating a model through automated recognition, allowing a 3D view of both architectural and MEP elements. Laser scanning provides engineers detailed 3D models able to document entire facilities and their assets; including: placement of architectural and MEP elements, machinery, pipe work, and power components. The pinpoint accuracy of this scan data is used for building management, collision detection for retrofits, as-built documentation for CAD modeling, and other plant design tasks. The real time comparisons of a building’s current status to the CAD model allows for the implementation of a quality control process which can prevent an expensive and time-consuming rework.