Reality Capture, As-Built & 3D Scanning
EllisDon has been utilizing 3D Scanning Technology, or LiDAR, since 2005 to capture 3D as-built geometry from the field. Since then, this technology has greatly improved in speed, accuracy and accessibility.
We have scanned over 10 million square feet, across hundreds of projects ranging from heavy civil infrastructure to existing mechanical rooms and historic heritage projects. We have converted trillions of 3D points to BIM using a variety of specialized computer systems and processes. Architects and Engineers have benefited from obtaining reliable information on existing buildings, reducing the time required to chase systems as well as understanding the actual site conditions. We also regularly use LiDAR to scan roadways and understand the exact geometry of surfaces so that we are able to coordinate the design of the new road system with literal pin-point accuracy and an extensive understanding of critical quantities that can make or break the project budget.