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Lunchtime Learning: 3D Laser Scanning for the Built Environment

The belief that 3D laser scanning is the best way to conduct existing conditions documentation is growing every year. Whether or not you are using it yourself, chances are someone you know is. This course will teach a brief history of laser scanning, the basics of how the equipment works, how it is being utilized today in nearly every stage of construction, and where it is likely to go in the future. The instructor will also discuss it in the context of other emerging tech like drones, VR/AR, 3D printing, and CNC machine fabrication.

Presented by: BLUEDGE


At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how laser scanning can be used to obtain existing conditions documentation in both 2D and 3D formats for facilities;
  • Discuss how laser scanning can be used for dimensional analysis for a variety of tasks (such as floor flatness, plumb, etc.);
  • Explore how laser scan data can be used to directly fabricate feature elements for installation;
  • Explain project goals to a laser scanner services provider to receive the information most helpful to their project.