Today’s construction projects move fast, and you need solutions to meet demanding and ever-changing deadlines. That is exactly why the industry is embracing the latest technologies to accomplish these task – and one of the most influential is Reality Capture.
Reality Capture (also known as RC) is technically known as Lidar or photogrammetry – the digital process of collecting accurate measurement data about real-world conditions. This is achieved through equipment that can capture this data, such as a 3D laser scanner, to produce dynamic images and 3D point clouds.
A point cloud is a large set of data points represented in a coordinate system, containing X, Y, and Z coordinates and can also contain RGB values for each individual point. When an area is scanned, hundreds of thousands of points are collected. The resulting image is a point cloud full of vector data which can be very accurately modeled and measured.
Measurement has always been a core tenant of the construction industry. With the advent of laser scanning, as-builts, monitoring and verification have been radically simplified. Learn how HDS technology can dramatically improve surveys, site visibility, progress reporting, and construction inspection processes.
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Some construction industry leaders believe that nearly 80% of all existing structures do not exist in a digital CAD environment. Since these older buildings only exist on paper, the process for recreating these structures in CAD are both time-consuming and prone to errors. This is why 3D laser scanners are becoming a necessity in today's ever-changing world.