Construction has traditionally been slow to take up technological advances and is well known for being fractured and antiquated. However, now experts are speculating that the construction industry is ripe for tech disruption, so it’s no longer about ‘if’ and more about ‘when’?
Ahead of us are exciting times for the industry, with a wide range of technologies coming (and some available now) to enable more efficient construction techniques and integrated workflows. At the centre of this is Building Information Modelling (BIM), which is the process of generating and managing digital representations of the built environment.
In addition to creating high definition 3D, 360-degree walk-through imagery (similar to Google Street View) the 3D building scans can also be translated into point cloud data and converted into 3D BIM models, floor plans and elevations.
A point cloud created by Hampton Jones of a recent project.
Here’s a walk-through of our Auckland office as an example of what can be achieved.
And here’s an example of incorporating BIM models using point cloud data generated by a 3D building scan to address weather-tightness and seismic strengthening issues.
If you manage, own or lease a building, you can benefit from a 3D Building Scan…