GPRS Intelligently Visualizes The Built World™ world above and below ground as the leading provider of accurate and creative 3D laser scanning solutions for the construction, architecture, and engineering (AEC) industries. Our 3D laser scanning services allow us to capture real-world information with an unmatched level of detail and accuracy. This provides (AEC) professionals with customized solutions, including point cloud creation, as-builts, 3D BIM modeling, clash detection and prefabrication, mixed reality development models, and above and below-ground data capture.
Our full range of 3D laser scanning services in Minneapolis, Minnesota gives our customers the in-depth information they need to pinpoint potential problems in retooling, renovation, restoration, or entertainment projects. GPRS' services cater to various industries, including engineering, design, construction, architecture, oil & gas, facility management, multimedia & entertainment, historical preservation, stadium & theater, education, healthcare, water & wastewater, and energy & utility industries. And our accurate laser scanning, paired with our elite design team, will provide you with maps and models to suit your needs. From raw point cloud data to a fully rendered 3D BIM model, we ensure you have all the information you need to get the job done right, delivered in formats that make them instantly understandable and easy to communicate.
Architectural Laser Scanning
Building scanning is a helpful tool for architectural design. From site documentation to progress monitoring throughout the construction process, architectural scanning assists with verifying as built accuracy and building safety.
Agricultural Facility Laser Scanning
Behind America’s farmland, there is an incredible amount of engineering which requires proper installation and maintenance. Agricultural scanning services can identify problems with grain intake and distribution towers, the ducts and piping on a grain chute, and other agricultural infrastructure and equipment. Tank farms can benefit from slab elevation contour analysis as well, all done in a safe and efficient manner.
As Built Survey
Before starting on a project, you need to know what you’re up against. As built surveys capture the exact dimensions and locations of a facility- vital information for design, renovation, construction, and facility modifications not only now, but down the road for future modifications.
Point cloud scan data can be used to develop intelligent BIM models, giving AEC professionals an interactive, collaborative digital twin of their facility that responds to changes in real time. Highly accurate 3D laser scanning indicates not only the dimensions and locations of points in your project, but major elements such as plumbing and electrical.
Construction Laser Scanning
Construction planning must be accurate above all else for the safety of the crew and the people who will use the building or facility in the future. Building scanning on construction sites gives crews and contractors an accurate picture of the existing building conditions, along with data against which to compare the drawings or newly constructed work.
Government and Defense
Government and defense contractors are among the professionals who trust GPRS’s reality capture and BIM solutions to help them navigate complex projects.
Historical Laser Scanning
Get an accurate look at the as built conditions of historical buildings, architecture, and objects with non-invasive 3D laser scanning. Especially with older buildings, structural safety may be a concern. As built surveys prepare your crew before they step inside.
Oil and Gas
Documenting structural and MEP features at oil and gas refineries, process areas, and distribution facilities is easier and safer than ever. 3D laser scanning can document equipment and piping as small as ½ inch in diameter.
Energized power lines make measuring overhead obstructions tricky, but 3D laser scanning from the ground allows technicians to accurately and safely measure clearances.
Power, Process and Plant
Site surveys provide accurate and reliable data documenting the interior and exterior of buildings; structural, MEP features; furnaces, equipment, conduit, and piping down to ½ inch diameter.
Telecommunications & Transmission Lines
3D laser scanning and surveying is the fastest, safest, and most accurate way to inventory, document, and model telecommunication towers or telephone lines. This cost-effective method keeps technicians away from live lines.
Water & Wastewater Treatment Plants
Site documentation services allow documentation of 40 MGD to 1 BGD Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants, including foundations, structural and MEP features, equipment, conduit and piping down to ½ inch diameter.
Schools, Colleges & Universities
Building or campus upgrades and renovations for schools and universities often need to strike a balance between preservation of historical buildings and up-to-date new features. As built surveys provide accurate information on existing conditions, allowing the school to coordinate construction plans and stay within budget.
3D Video Gaming
3D laser scanning can collect millions of data points to provide software developers with incredible details to create more realistic and engaging video games.
3D Projection Mapping
3D projection mapping is made possible by the capture of point cloud data, which is then turned into a 3D mesh model. GPRS performs a scan with state-of-the-art equipment and creates a model containing basic architectural information for the client to incorporate into 3D projection mapping.
The skilled experts at GPRS use the latest technology to analyze complex accident sites and incident scenes, helping to determine the conditions at the scene and give investigators crucial information they can use.
Industries Served With 3D Laser Scanning Services
• Architectural and Historical Documentation
• Chemical and Petrochemical Plants
• Commercial Sites
• Government, Defense and Military Sector
• Health Care
• Industrial Facilities
• Manufacturing and Assembly Facilities
• Office Buildings
• Overhead Clearances
• Process Plants
• Power Plants
• Residential Sites
• Schools and Universities
• Stadiums, Arenas and Theaters
• Space and Aeronautics
• Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants
• 3D Gaming and Software Development
• Asset Managers
• Electrical Engineers
• Facility Owners
• Historical Preservationists
• Mechanical Engineers
• Project Managers
• Plumbing Engineers
• Structural Engineers
• 3D Gamers and Software Developers
Customized 3D Laser Scanning Deliverables
• Point Cloud Data (Raw Data)
• 2D CAD Drawings
• 3D Non-Intelligent Models
• 3D BIM Models
• 3D Mesh
• TruView - photos overlaid on point cloud
• Fly-Thru's - 3D virtual tour of model
• Template Modeling
• Reconciliation of Clients 2D Drawings
• Reconciliation of Clients 3D Design Model
• Comparative Analysis
• Point Cloud Modeling Training Webinars
• Deformation Analysis
• Floor Flatness Analysis / Contour Mapping
• Volume Calculations
• Structural Steel Shape Probability Analysis
• Wall Plumb Analysis
• Aerial Photogrammetry
• New Construction Accuracy Analysis
• New Construction Comparative Analysis
• Digital Drawings of GPR Marking