3D Laser Scanning Services in Alaska

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.

Anchorage 3D Laser Scanning

206-300-1540laser@gprsinc.com

GPRS Project Managers

GPRS is the leading provider of 3D laser scanning services in Alaska. 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 Alaska

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 Alaska counties & many more:

  • Anchorage Municipality
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough
  • Juneau City and Borough
  • Bethel Census Area
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough
  • Kodiak Island Borough
  • North Slope Borough
  • Nome Census Area

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

  • Anchorage, AK
  • Juneau, AK
  • Fairbanks, AK
  • Badger, AK
  • Knik-Fairview, AK
  • College, AK
  • Wasilla, AK
  • Tanaina, AK
  • Lakes, AK
  • Kalifornsky, AK

3D Laser Scanning Michigan Power Plant

GPRS provided 3D laser scanning and modeling services for a power plant in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which generates and processes four main services: steam, electricity, compressed air and domestic hot water. The objective was to as-built survey the 5-level building, basement, exterior facades, rooftop areas, electrical switch gear rooms, vaults and interstitial space below the control room. GPRS generated a 3D model in Bentley Microstation for the client’s use. The model included all civil, structural, electrical and mechanical features, including piping and conduits ½" in diameter and larger
GPRS provided 3D laser scanning and modeling services for a power plant in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan Task: GPRS provided 3D laser scanning and modeling services for a power plant in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which generates and processes four main services: steam, electricity, compressed air and domestic hot water. The objective was to as-built survey the 5-level building, basement, exterior facades, rooftop areas, electrical switch gear rooms, vaults and interstitial space below the control room. GPRS generated a 3D model in Bentley Microstation for the client’s use. The model included all civil, structural, electrical and mechanical features, including piping and conduits ½" in diameter and larger. Challenge: The client needed to accurately document existing conditions. Due to the vast space and density of piping, it would have been much more difficult and time consuming to accurately depict the location of pipe runs, structural features and other details in the plant manually. It would have also been difficult and unsafe to capture overhead and structural features without the use of a lift. Solutions: Utilizing several scan technicians and multiple Leica laser scanners, including the Leica P-40, P-20, and C-10 ScanStation, GPRS was able to occupy existing plant benchmarks and orient the data to survey control. GPRS’ scan technicians captured full color panoramic photographs at each scan location with the on-board camera. GPRS completed over 1,200 individual scans for this project due to the density of the piping. Deliverables: GPRS’ team of in-house CAD technicians provided Microstation POD files, full-color TruViews and a Bentley Microstation V8i 3D model. Added Value: GPRS communicated directly with on-site personnel at the power plant and participated in daily work briefings to ensure compliance with plant safety protocol. Additionally, GPRS’ CAD technician visited the site with the scan technician, utilizing cutting edge methods to conduct in-field verification and quality assurance review of the 3D model on tablets in real time using both virtual reality and augmented reality methods.
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Power Plant Renovations Require 3D Laser Scanning

In just one day on site, GPRS was able to capture the entire existing condition of the facility, even in dense pipe runs and hard-to-reach spaces, with 2-4mm accuracy to provide the client with an accurate 3D BIM model for planning, fabrication, and clash detection
An engineering firm needed to have existing conditions of a power plant documented and modeled to plan for renovations.
An engineering firm needed to have existing conditions of a power plant documented and modeled to plan for renovations.
Problem • The client needed to accurately document the existing conditions of the plant without interruptions to the power supply • Many of the pipe runs were dense and impossible to accurately measure by hand • The client required 2-4 mm accuracy of dense piping and pipe runs throughout the facility • The client needed to guarantee that installations complied with safety regulations Solution • In one day on site, GPRS' Project Manager used the Leica RTC360 laser scanner to capture 150 laser scans, documenting existing conditions of the facility • Many of the pipe runs were dense and impossible to accurately measure by hand • GPRS generated a 3D BIM model for use in CAD software, including all civil, structural, electrical, and mechanical features, piping, and conduit 1" and larger Benefits • Due to the vast space and density of the piping, it would have been much more difficult and time consuming to accurately depict the location of pipe runs, structural features, and other details in the plant manually • The point cloud data from laser scanning was used by CAD technicians to create an intelligent 3D BIM model for planning, fabrication and clash detection • Verified measurements and virtual planning guarantee installations will comply with safety regulations • Using virtual 3D models, the firm can plan and model future developments to manage the facility without having to re-enter the site
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NFL's Bank of America Stadium 3D Laser Scanned for Mixed Reality Experience

The Famous Group was able to create a mixed reality experience that included an enormous virtual panther skulking through the stadium and onto the Jumbotron, delighting the 70,000 fans in attendance, thanks to the accurate scans, models, and meshes provided by GPRS
GPRS 3D laser scanned The Bank of America Stadium and the Gentle Giant panther statue for The Famous Group and the Carolina Panthers to create a mixed-reality experience for the home opening football game vs. the New York Jets
GPRS 3D laser scanned The Bank of America Stadium and the Gentle Giant panther statue for The Famous Group and the Carolina Panthers to create a mixed-reality experience for the home opening football game vs. the New York Jets. GPRS delivered a 3D mesh model to assist in the creation of this mixed-reality experience.
Problem • To sell the realism of mixed reality, computer-generated objects must precisely interact with the physical environment • As-built information and a 3D model of The Bank of America Stadium did not exist Solution • In 1 ½ days on site, using a Leica P40 ScanStation, point cloud data of the interior field, stadium bowl, seating, and upper rigging area was captured • To give the panther virtual objects to climb on and interact with, CAD technicians used the point cloud data to create a Revit 2021 LOD 200 3D model of the stadium • The Gentle Giant panther statue at the front of the stadium was 3D laser scanned to create a triangulated 3D mesh model in .fbx file format for the animation/CGI Benefits • 3D laser scanning is a fast and accurate way to digitize real-world objects for use in computer-aided design (CAD) and mixed reality • 3D models are created in our corporate office by experienced engineers and CAD technicians • The Famous Group was able to create a mixed reality experience that included an enormous virtual panther skulking through the stadium and onto the Jumbotron, delighting the 70,000 fans in attendance
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