As the move towards adopting BIM for construction projects continues to accelerate it is clear that rapid assessment of site conditions and the dissemination of that data to all members of the project team is an exciting development for productive collaborative working. Scanning is a proven method for rapid and accurate digital documentation of current site conditions. The achievable speed of capturing reality means that it is possible to update in 3D daily and at numerous levels of scale. However, with all the options available, which is the right one to use? You will examine some of the many workflow options that allow multiple hardware and software solutions to come together, creating a continuous flow of information and data from field to office. This class will help address the ROI of purchasing your own scanner and turn a previously �nice to have' project deliverable to an essential part of your day to day workflows.
John Foster - European Business Development Manager, BIM Topcon Positioning Systems. John has recently joined Topcon from Finnish Autodesk partner and BIM software provider, Profox Companies where he was Director responsible for business development and sales of Autodesk based BIM software solutions. Previously he was Sales Manager at NavisWorks Ltd and Plant Solutions Sales Manager at Autodesk Ltd. John has over 20 years experience in CAD and data management ranging from software development through consulting to business development and sales.
This presentation will outline the new workflow that DeWalt Corporation has implemented to dramatically improve the efficiency of its laser scanning, processing, and modeling. Attendees will learn specific tools, tips, and tricks that the firm implemented to quickly perform 215 targetless laser scans in a 600 foot by 600 foot detailed oil-treatment facility. The firm used ReCap Pro software to register and clean the scans. The final deliverable was an as-built 3D model for phase 1 of a facility redesign project that included tanks, vessels, pipelines, steel pipe racks and pipe supports, ground surface, and more.