A cleaned version of this data can be provided direct to the designer, or we can use the data to provide detailed 2D and 3D AutoCAD drawings.
Increasingly we’re being asked to provide 3D data in a REVIT model.
This is becoming more common as the industry embraces building information modelling.
BIM is a highly collaborative process that allows multiple stakeholders and AEC (architecture, engineering, construction) professionals to collaborate on the planning, design, and construction of a building within one 3D model. The BIM level (0 to 3 generally) is dependent on the extent to which technology is leveraged to facilitate collaboration. In the UK, BIM level 2 is now mandatory on publicly funded building projects, and while adoption in Ireland has been a little slower, this is the direction in which the industry is moving.
BIM seeks to eliminate inefficiencies, clashes and rework by making the latest information available to the appropriate stakeholders at each stage of the project, and this is dependent on having a highly accurate 3D survey of the building (in the case of an existing building). Laser scanning is the preferred technology for producing an accurate 3D model as it allows large amounts of data to be captured quickly.