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3D Laser Scanning Survey

Whether you’re working on an existing or a new project, laser scanning helps solve some of the most common and costly challenges you may face.

In the Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) industry, 3D laser scanning is becoming the go-to tool for contractors looking to reduce risk and increase collaboration. Laser scanning provides a fast and accurate way to collect large amounts of site measurement data which can be used in both the design and construction processes.

No matter what you need to do, we can do it. This includes: renovations, as-built verification, laser layout, precast set up verification, prefabrication skid QA/QC.

Capture reference points to align scan data to the project coordinate system. Perform all your basic field layout tasks, from layout of field points to capturing measurements for QA/QC. 3D scanning allows you to quickly and accurately collect all the measurement data you need of the current as-built conditions for any renovation or redevelopment project. You can then use the point cloud data to create a model and assist with the design phase.

Why Choose Us?

Laser Scanning Tech

  • Trimble X7 3D Laser Scanner
  • Trimble FieldLink
  • Trimble Realworks
  • Cintoo cloud
  • Oculus Rift
Why Choose Us?


  • Site measurement scanning for Engineers, Architects and Designers
  • Accurately measure complex, remote or inaccessible areas
  • Fabrication and construction verification
  • Convert Point clouds into intelligent BIM or CAD models
  • Clash checking
  • VR Walkthrough
  • Web based point cloud overlays onto models

Our Laser Scanning Projects

Birnam Range – Water Tank

Laser Scanning

Bundall Race Course

Laser Scanning

Loganholme Biosolids Gasification Facility

Laser Scanning

The Panorama

Laser Scanning
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What is the purpose of laser scanning?

Laser scanners are widely used in the construction & design industry to create digital twins of buildings, structures and large outdoor sites such as bridges and highways. These digital twins allow builders to ensure that their projects meet all specifications before the construction begins and ensures millimetre accuracy over large distances.  

Using a laser scanner, professionals can create a digital representation of an object or space through a 3D point cloud survey. This can generate accurate measurements and allow you to better understand the existing surroundings. Laser scanning from Precise Digital Construction can also be used for verification and as an inspections tool.

How accurate is laser scanning?

Laser scanning can accurately generate a point cloud to within 1-2 millimetres which allows us to model accurately. The accuracy of a 3D point cloud scanner depends on how many locations have been collected and the distances scanned from the target.

What information can laser scanners collect?

Precise Digital Construction’s 3D laser scanning survey can collect information about an object’s size, shape, position, colour, texture, glossiness and reflectivity to create a 3D model of the object or environment.

How does laser scanning work in construction?

Laser scanning is done by using a laser to scan the surface of an object and create a point cloud, which is a collection of data points representing the object. This point cloud can create a 3D model of the object, be it a building or an item. Need help with a 3D laser scanning survey for your next construction project? Contact us to request a quote today!

Is 3D laser scanning the same as LiDAR?

3D laser scanning and LiDAR are two terms often used interchangeably. 3D laser scanning creates a 3D model of an object or environment using a laser beam. Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR), on the other hand, is a remote sensing technology that uses lasers to measure the distance to an object. 

While both technologies can be used to create 3D models, they are different processes. A LiDAR 3D scanner is a 3D scanning device based on LiDAR technology that can digitise the three-dimensional coordinates of a physical object and display them digitally as point clouds on a computer.

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