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Leveraging Laser Technology In The Construction Industry

By Enterprise Technology Review | Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Lasers are a significant part of the construction industry for their ability to scan and detect flaws in the construction and can be used for furthermore purposes when appropriately utilized.

FREMONT, CA: The speed at which the construction industry is adopting technology is comparatively slow than other sectors. However, a specific technology, 3D laser scanning, is becoming a staple on sites across the globe. Laser scanning is not a new concept, yet it just started to gain serious attention in the construction industry. Every construction professional is undoubtedly going to get benefitted by knowing more about this technology.

Utilization of laser scanning in construction

Construction: laser scanning allows data sharing between parties for remote coordination. Scanning is also done at different points along the timeline to document milestones while minimizing the need for changing orders, and passing off tasks to other trades professionals. Here, laser scanning also helps to detect errors while assisting in identifying a solution quickly.

Design: Laser scanning becomes the starting point when it comes to site design. Many experts today are incorporating a scan-to-BIM technique for capturing detailed information to kick-off and handle the process at an early stage.

Operations, renovations, and retrofits: Another feature of laser scanning is that it captures details in depth, which in turn aids in creating a permanent as-built record for owners and facility managers. This data is useful in building operations, renovations, and even demolitions in the future.

How can it be beneficial?

Provides real-time information: Scans done can be accessed in real-time, thereby enhancing operations, minimizing rework, and streamlining productivity.

Streamlines coordination: 3D laser scanning help in strengthening coordination and collaboration at the workplace for rapid and better decision-making. Better coordination will lead to improved project team relationships, communication, and elevation of the end goal of creating a great project.

Improves quality and accuracy: Laser scanning is accurate and enables construction teams to take planning and detail to the next level on site.

Reduced manual labor: Laser scanning reduces manual work and ensures a high degree of accuracy. It also avoids the need for other parties to make various trips out to the site for verifying plans on a project.

From the above information, it is ideal for practicing methods that bring this remarkable technology to the projects in the upcoming years.

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