New Laser Scanner

Andrea McGrath | | Infrastructure, Surveying, Urban Development, Building, Hydraulic & Hydrology,

TGM has just purchased our second laser scanner – a Faro x330 HDR. The new scanner is smaller and lighter than previous models. It is perfect for Building Information Modelling (BIM) and has already been used to deliver point clouds for a water treatment plant upgrade, a new car dealership, a netball court and a university renovation.

Laser scanning has helped many TGM clients to gather a lot of information in a very short time. The point clouds generated from the scans have been used by architects to model existing buildings, engineers to design new services and steel detailers to derive accurate dimensions for shop drawings. A point cloud of a large concrete slab has also been used to determine low spots where water might pool.

Laser scanning has been around for about a decade, however the equipment and software were very specialised. In recent times, scanning has become more accessible for both consultants and clients. Point clouds are now regularly used as an alternative to a traditional feature survey.

If scanning sounds like it might suit your project, then get in touch with Adam Criddle at TGM (adamc@tgmgroup.com – 0427 092 528). Adam can work with you to explore options for your project and show you some sample data. TGM can provide a point cloud to be used in Revit, AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, Solidworks and virtually any other 3D software that uses laser scanning.

Contact us to discuss how TGM can assist on your latest project.