3D Laser Scanning Services in Alabama

As an architecture, engineering, or construction professional, you understand that projects require a tremendous amount of planning and coordination. GPRS 3D Laser Scanning can deliver accurate as-builts, point clouds, 2D CAD drawings, 3D photogrammetry, and 3D BIM models to expedite project planning and reduce change orders, delays, and costs.

Whether you are a general contractor or facility manager planning renovations or modifications, or an architect or engineer who requires precise project data, GPRS provides accurate existing conditions documentation, reality capture, and scan-to-BIM services to bring your design and construction projects in on time, and on budget.

When you need accurate architectural, structural, and MEP system dimensions, locations, and layouts for design, prefabrication, clash detection, facility modifications, or asset management, call GPRS. 3D laser scanning minimizes shutdowns and disruptions, eliminates the need for site revisits, and provides accurate as-built data to reduce risk and increase project efficiency.

GPRS Project Managers

GPRS is the leading provider of 3D laser scanning services in Alabama. Our Project Managers document your site with the Leica ScanStation P-Series and the Leica RTC360 3D laser scanners, capturing up to 2 million data points per second with 2-4 millimeters accuracy. Each Project Manager completes the most extensive training program in the industry, with 80 hours of hands-on classroom training and 320 hours of mentorship in the field, plus another 40 hours of LiDAR training to deliver expertise in 3D laser scanning equipment and field knowledge.

GPRS Mapping & Modeling Team

Construction drawings and models streamline planning, visualization, and coordination on your project because they provide a single source of truth for designers, architects, engineers, and contractors. GPRS’ in-house Mapping & Modeling Team can customize as-built data, 2D CAD drawings, 3D BIM models, 3D mesh models, virtual tours via WalkThru 3D, digital twins, floor plans via FLRPLN, and more to ensure you have all the information you need to get the job done right, delivered via GPRS’ SiteMap® digital storage software and app.

Maps and models can be produced at any level of detail in a variety of formats such as Revit, AutoCAD, ReCap, Navisworks, Civil 3D, BIM360, A360, Bentley, Leica Cyclone, Cintoo, and more. We have optimized workflows for importing data, registration, creating deliverables, quality checks, and transferring data to clients.

Not sure what you need? Not a problem. Our experienced Project Managers will work closely with you to define the project scope and use the right equipment and software to accurately map and model your project to accomplish your goals.

WHY CHOOSE US? 

THE GPRS DIFFERENCE.

With GPRS, clients can rest assured that our rigorously trained Project Managers use state-of-the-art technology to deliver the accurate as built information you need to do the job right. GPRS leads the industry to deliver precise as built information to enhance communication and collaboration among your project teams.

GPRS 3D Laser Scanning Services can bring these benefits to your project:

  • Collect up to two million data points per second with the highest-quality survey-grade laser scanners
  • Capture exact dimensions and measurements of your project site
  • Expedite planning and design with accurate as-builts
  • Eliminate site disruption and revisits
  • Receive precise point clouds, 2D drawings, and 3D models to improve collaboration and coordination
  • Tour the location, add digital notes, and even measure with a virtual tour
  • Reduce project risks, change orders, delays, accidents, and costs
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GPRS 3D Laser Scanning Services in Alabama

As-Built Construction
As-builts provide an accurate record of a building or site’s existing conditions, including architectural, structural, utility, and MEP system dimensions, locations, and material specifications for reliable project planning.
Point Cloud of a Factory
Point Clouds
By representing spatial data as a collection of x, y, and z coordinates, point clouds deliver 2–4-millimeter accurate datasets of buildings, facilities, and sites that can be mined for information. This 3D dataset of existing site conditions can be processed into 3D BIM models, 3D meshes, and 2D CAD drawings.
BIM Modeling of a Infrastructure
BIM Modeling
3D BIM models deliver a geometrically accurate digital representation of a building or site, capturing infrastructure, spatial relationships, maintenance information, product models, as well as additional property and layer information. GPRS transforms point clouds into custom 3D BIM models and 3D mesh models at any level of detail, supplying a powerful tool to collaborate on a building’s design, construction, and operation.
3D Photogrammetry in a Warehouse
3D Photogrammetry
The 4K HDR photographs and LiDAR point clouds captured with Matterport photogrammetry can be used to create digital twins, virtual tours, floor plans, 2D CAD plan views, 3D models, and more to communicate design and renovation plans, coordinate construction activities, develop emergency plans & safety procedures.
2D CAD Drawings | GPRS
2D CAD Drawings
Site plans, floor plans, elevations, sections, details, isometric drawings, reflected ceiling plans, and more can be created and used for record-keeping, construction & renovation planning, building modifications, trade coordination, and maintenance.
Mapping & Modeling
Discover all types of scan-to-BIM deliverables and determine which ones best suit your needs. Accurate data allows clients to expedite design planning & engineering, extract 3D coordinates and measure distances, along with the ability to tour, mark-up, and share with the project team.

We provide 3D Laser Scanning Services to these Alabama counties & many more:

  • Jefferson County
  • Mobile County
  • Madison County
  • Baldwin County
  • Tuscaloosa County
  • Shelby County
  • Montgomery County
  • Lee County
  • Morgan County
  • Calhoun County

Our portfolio of work includes projects in these Alabama cities & many more:

  • Birmingham, AL
  • Huntsville, AL
  • Montgomery, AL
  • Mobile, AL
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Hoover, AL
  • Dothan, AL
  • Auburn, AL
  • Madison, AL

3D Laser Scanning a Spiral Staircase

GPRS provided laser scanning services to capture data from a staircase and railings to generate a 3D model in STP file format. The target objects of acquisition were the staircase features including treads, rails and rail hangers. The 3D model was needed to create custom drawings to prefabricate an irregular railing.
GPRS is experienced in 3D laser scanning spiral staircases.
Location: New York, NY Task: GPRS provided laser scanning services to capture data from a staircase and railings to generate a 3D model in STP file format. The target objects of acquisition were the staircase features including treads, rails and rail hangers. The 3D model was needed to create custom drawings to prefabricate an irregular railing. Challenge: It was difficult for the client to accurately make three-dimensional measurements of staircase and railing using conventional tools. Manually trying to take enough measurements in the X, Y, Z axis to comprehensively and accurately model the unique shape and contours would have been tedious and nearly impossible. Solutions: High resolution point cloud data was collected by an experienced scan technician in 20 scan locations and four hours on site. Accurate measurements of all parts of the stairway, including the whole step surface, balustrade, handrails and adjacent floor and wall surfaces were quickly captured. Deliverable: GPRS’ in-house engineers delivered intensity map point cloud files, 3D model in STP file format and TruView’s (3D photographs overlaid on top of the point cloud data) to the client.Added Value: The GPRS scan technician was met on site by an Italian-based design firm to discuss using the 3D model to generate design specs. In this case, the client was interested in dimensions of the railing for fabrication. 3D laser scanning generates point cloud data and engineers can summarize the data into a 3D model. Every dimension on the staircase can be determined quickly and accurately. Another benefit of laser scanning includes being able to immerse a viewer in the virtual scene without the need for a site visit. 3D laser scanning is a powerful tool for capturing measurements where precision and accuracy are critical.
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Intelligently Visualizing the Built World for Rudolph Libbe Hospital Addition

Complete subsurface mapping and millimeter-accurate aboveground measurements for a top-down, 360° visualization of a hospital wing and parking area to support a hospital expansion.
The addition is designed to occupy an existing parking lot for hospital employees, patients, and visitors. GPRS performed utility locating, video pipe inspection, and 3D laser scanning to create a comprehensive map and 3D model of the medical center’s infrastructure, both above and below ground.
TASK: Complete subsurface mapping and millimeter-accurate aboveground measurements for a top-down, 360° visualization of a hospital wing and parking area to support a hospital expansion. PROJECT APPLICATION: Rudolph Libbe, a longtime GPRS client and partner, oversaw the construction on the expansion of a northwest Ohio medical center. The addition is designed to occupy an existing parking lot for hospital employees, patients, and visitors. GPRS performed utility locating, video pipe inspection, and 3D laser scanning to create a comprehensive map and 3D model of the medical center’s infrastructure, both above and below ground. PROBLEM SOLUTION BENEFITS n Rudolph Libbe received millimeteraccurate laser scan data and an integrated 3D BIM model to precisely design and plan the building addition during preconstruction. n Non-destructive utility-locate methods reduced the number of unknown utilities and obstructions for the design and construction teams. n GPRS’ as builts allowed Rudolph Libbe to plan the new foundation and identify areas where further investigation would be warranted to prevent design and utility clashes. n With comprehensive field services provided by GPRS, Rudolph Libbe saved time and money on change orders, and eliminated subsurface damage during the construction process. With parts of the medical center’s campus dating back to the mid- 1800s, inaccurate as built data and unknown subsurface obstructions could jeopardize construction planning. n It was imperative that the proposed locations of the structural foundation and planned utilities coordinated with the existing conditions. n Rudolph Libbe desired 3D as builts to plan and complete the building addition, such as structural and utility tie-in information. n Traditional exploration methods typically include “soft” excavation methods over the entire building footprint. This option is expensive, time consuming, and requires tremendous coordination. GPRS utilized ground penetrating radar (GPR) and electromagnetic (EM) locating to map the hospital’s utilities. n Video pipe inspection (VPI) recorded the precise location and condition of the facility’s sewer lines, detailed in a NASSCO-certified report. n 3D laser scanning documented as built site data and utility maps to create 2D CAD drawings and a 3D BIM model for virtual design and construction. n GPRS participated in coordination meetings with construction and design team members. NO ONE HAS GONE TO THIS EXTENT TO MAP A SITE ABOVE AND BELOW GROUND. IT WAS IMPERATIVE THAT RUDOLPH LIBBE HAD ACCURATE AS BUILT SITE DATA AND UTILITY MAPS WITH CRITICAL STRUCTURAL AND UTILITY TIE-IN INFORMATION.” JAIME ALTHAUSER | FIELD SUPPORT DIRECTOR, GPRS
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LiDAR Survey Dimensions of a 6-Story Building

GPRS’ accurate measurements allowed the client to order dimensionally-correct windows for each specific opening, thus reducing any change orders for this project. The client can review the 6-story building and its openings in 3 separate deliverables: the point cloud, the 2D drawings, and the TruViews.
To capture the dimensions of all the window openings on the building.
GPRS captured the accurate dimensions of the window openings safely from the ground.
Location: Detroit, Michigan Task: To capture the dimensions of all the window openings on the building. Challenge: The building was a 6-story building with windows on all four sides. The height alone of a 6-story building can create enough challenges when obtaining accurate measurements of window dimensions. This project, however, presented additional challenges. For example, the exterior of the building was not easily accessible by lift or scaffolding due to its being located along a busy road with minimal right of way. Additionally, the other sides of the building also had obstacles which further limited access to the windows. Solutions: By utilizing laser scanning, a non-contact measurement tool, GPRS was able to capture the accurate dimensions of the window openings safely from the ground, as well as from other safe locations. Windowsills can sometimes be difficult to capture when scanning from the ground, but our scan technicians were able to set up on and scan from surrounding buildings and rooftops to ensure enough elevation to capture these features accurately for our client. And since laser scanning is not only safe and accurate, but also is extremely fast, the field work was limited to one day. Deliverable: GPRS provided our client with 2D elevations in AutoCAD, which included the dimensions of the edge of existing rough openings dictated by the limestone cladding. Additionally, we supplied our client with TruViews – 3D photographs overlaid on top of the point cloud, allowing for rudimentary measurements directly from the photos. The client can now view the building and its openings in 3 separate deliverables: the point cloud, the 2D drawings, and the TruViews. Added Value: Many times, in field measuring, there is an assumption made, after measuring several similar units, that others will likely be of the same dimensions. With laser scanning we can easily and accurately determine the dimensions of each opening individually. As is common with many older buildings, many of the openings of this building appeared to be the same size but, in fact, varied enough to cause potential problems. GPRS’ accurate measurements allowed the client to order dimensionally-correct windows for each specific opening, thus reducing any change orders for windows that did not fit perfectly the first time they were placed.
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