3D Laser Scanning – Types | Benefits | Applications

3D Laser Scanning – Types | Benefits | Applications

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3D Laser Scanning 3D laser scanning techniques have been developed since the end of 1990s for 3D digital measurement, documentation and visualization in several fields including 3D design in processing industry, documentation and surveying in architecture and infrastructure. By using a 3D laser scanner, a tunnel or underground construction can be digitized in 3D with a fast-scanning speed and high resolution up to “mm” level. The scanning data consists of not only XY-Z co-ordinates but also high-resolution images, either gray-scale (with reflex intensity data) or color (with RGB data), and then can be transformed into a global co-ordinate system by control survey. Therefore, any rock engineering objects with its as-built situation can be quickly recorded as the 3D digital and visual format in a real co-ordinate system and provides a potential…
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Comprehensive Guide of Scan to BIM

Comprehensive Guide of Scan to BIM

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What is Scan to BIM? Scan to BIM is an innovative process that involves using 3D scanning technologies to capture precise measurements and data of physical structures, and then converting this data into detailed 3D Building Information Models (BIM). These digital models serve as accurate representations of the real-world environment and are essential tools for architects, engineers, and construction professionals.The significance of Scan to BIM in construction cannot be overstated. It offers multiple advantages, including improved accuracy, reduced errors, enhanced collaboration, and better project management. By providing a digital twin of the existing conditions, it helps construction projects save time, money, and resources while minimizing risks and improving overall project outcomes. Understanding 3D Scanning 3D scanning is based on the fundamental principle of capturing data points from an object or…
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BIM in Construction Industry

BIM in Construction Industry

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BIM in Construction Industry Building Information Modeling (BIM) has had a profound impact on the construction industry, revolutionizing the entire process of project planning, design, and construction. BIM offers a digital 3D representation that captures both the physical and functional aspects of a building's facility. This technology encompasses detailed geometric and semantic information from various architectural, MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing), and structural disciplines, all seamlessly integrated to create a comprehensive 3D BIM model of the structure. One of BIM's key strengths lies in fostering collaborative efforts among all stakeholders involved in design and construction, including architects, engineers, general contractors, and trade contractors. This collaboration takes place within a shared digital BIM platform. BIM's transformative impact on the construction industry extends to numerous areas. It enhances team collaboration, optimizes design, detects…
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MEP Coordination Services for Residential Apartment Project

MEP Coordination Services for Residential Apartment Project

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Setup of MEP coordination services framework presents a significant challenge for complex Apartment projects. Today, residential projects are so complex that specialized contractors and consultants with experience are needed to execute them within the given budget and timeframe.However, due to a lack of awareness of various digital tools available in the market, consultants and contractors often use semi-digitalized methods for executing MEP projects, in which design coordination is done through AutoCAD plans, while the most critical part, clash detection, is done manually.This approach often results in identifying different service clashes during the execution stage, which leads to rework, time consumption, and cost overruns. Sometimes, the cost of this rework is so high that it negatively affects the project, resulting in cost overruns, time overruns, and reducing the profits of all…
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BIM Implementation Strategies for Small and Medium-Sized firms in AEC industry

BIM Implementation Strategies for Small and Medium-Sized firms in AEC industry

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BIM implementation is increasingly gaining traction. The architecture, engineering, construction, and operations (AECO) industry across United States is rapidly transitioning to a digital landscape, and Building Information Modeling (BIM) has become an integral part of this transformation.Building industry stakeholders recognize the benefits of virtual prototyping, which allows for more efficient design reviews, greater precision in construction, and the ability to evaluate cost-saving alternatives and other critical parameters.Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in USA play a vital role in the architecture, engineering, construction, and operations (AECO) industry, and their innovative practices are crucial for implementing Building Information Modeling (BIM) within an Integrated Design framework.While USA governments encourage BIM-oriented approaches in their state and federal projects across multiple sectors of AEC industry. Small companies' involvement in common BIM adoption is often insufficient, resulting…
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BIM LOD (Level of Development) – LOD100 | 200 | 300 | 350 | 400 | 500

BIM LOD (Level of Development) – LOD100 | 200 | 300 | 350 | 400 | 500

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This BIM LOD (Level of Development) blog seeks to address the concept and understanding about LOD in AEC industry with clear guidance on its origin, definition and benefits. What is LOD (Level of Development)? The concept of "Level of Development" (LOD) aims to tackle the challenge that certain model elements progress at varying speeds throughout the design phase. LOD provides a way to describe the progressive growth of specific model elements from the idea stage to actualization. The metric of LOD allows for a more precise definition of project deliverables. As a widely accepted industry standard, it facilitates effective communication and collaboration among project stakeholders. History of LOD? The American Institute of Architects (AIA) developed the concept further in AIA Document E202 – 2008 Building Information Modeling Protocol Exhibit. It…
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