Journal | October 2017
We have recently been working with point cloud technology, which is effectively a 3D scan of an internal space or exterior, picking up detail and colour with millimetre accuracy.
This technology is invaluable with historic and renovation work enabling accurate surveying of complex, difficult geometry right down to the detail of light switches, smoke alarms and detailed skirtings, mouldings and scotias.
In addition to the capture of this information, we can also model new proposed interventions alongside the 3D survey, enabling fast and effective concepts to be conveyed in an accurate manner. The price is relatively cost effective and removes the significant time involved in measuring and recording site dimensions.
We see this as a technology that will significantly influence the future of both design and documentation of “as built” structures and services, particular in large and complex projects.