Written by Fred Ortiz
Gone are the days of walking onto a job site with a pad, pencil & digital camera to perform field work. Gone are the days of inaccurate data, unsafe conditions and costly site visits. Enter the new era of documenting existing site & building conditions in a faster, safer, more cost effective way using laser scanning.
Laser scanning is quickly becoming the preferred method of data collection in the AEC industry, especially with the emergence of building information modeling (BIM) and the evolution of BIM software to read point cloud data. Forward-thinking companies, such as P2S Engineering, see laser scanning as an opportunity for future growth in consulting engineering as well as their client base.
In 2013, P2S Engineering used laser scanning on multiple projects, including San Diego State University’s “Main Chiller Plant Critical Repairs Project” & The University of Southern California’s “Parking Structure ‘A’ Central Plant Project”. Both projects were laser scanned and modeled with the help of local BIM expert, TITAN AEC. This collaboration enlightened our engineering staff as well as our clients. The future of laser scanning is immense and P2S is looking forward to utilizing these new technologies.