3D Laser Scanning Services in California

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.

Fresno 3D Laser Scanning

559-801-1714laser@gprsinc.com

Los Angeles 3D Laser Scanning

310-299-6038laser@gprsinc.com

Redding 3D Laser Scanning

530-515-3845laser@gprsinc.com

Sacramento 3D Laser Scanning

916-747-0400laser@gprsinc.com

San Diego 3D Laser Scanning

619-787-0952laser@gprsinc.com

San Francisco 3D Laser Scanning

415-770-7117laser@gprsinc.com

GPRS Project Managers

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

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 California counties & many more:

  • Los Angeles County
  • San Diego County
  • Orange County
  • Riverside County
  • San Bernardino County
  • Santa Clara County
  • Alameda County
  • Sacramento County
  • Contra Costa County
  • Fresno County

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

  • Los Angeles, CA  
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Jose, CA  
  • San Francisco, CA  
  • Fresno, CA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Oakland, CA
  • Bakersfield, CA
  • Anaheim, CA

Accurate PT Cable Layout Critical to Construction

GPRS’ detailed 2D CAD drawings and 3D BIM model allow for safe cutting, coring & drilling for building-wide MEP and HVAC installations.
GPRS located and marked the full post-tension cable system layout for 12 floors of a 49-floor building, with approximately 12,500 sq. ft. of concrete on each floor. After concrete scanning was completed with ground penetrating radar technology, GPRS 3D laser scanned each floor to produce 2D CAD drawings and a 3D BIM model for virtual design and construction. The architect received a permanent record of the post-tension cable layout to complete fit and finish design plans for the building.
Mapping the PT cable layout in concrete slabs facilitates design and minimizes the risk of injuries and delays.
GPRS’ detailed 2D CAD drawings and 3D BIM model allow for safe cutting, coring & drilling for building-wide MEP and HVAC installations. Construction Concrete Scanning, 3D Laser Scanning & 3D BIM Modeling Concrete scanning services will locate critical targets like post tension cables, rebar, conduits, voids, and more to help keep your project on time, on budget, and safe. 3D laser scanning captures concrete markings with 2-4mm accuracy for GPRS to transform into custom 2D CAD drawings and 3D BIM models. GPRS located and marked the full post-tension cable system layout for 12 floors of a 49-floor building, with approximately 12,500 sq. ft. of concrete on each floor. After concrete scanning was completed with ground penetrating radar technology, GPRS 3D laser scanned each floor to produce 2D CAD drawings and a 3D BIM model for virtual design and construction. The architect received a permanent record of the post-tension cable layout to complete fit and finish design plans for the building. Post-tension cable location, spacing, and depth are determined by an engineer, are specific to each project, and must be traced in short distances to reveal the slope. Each tendon pulls 24,000 to 33,000 lbs. of pressure. Damaging a cable when cutting, coring, or drilling into a slab can cause a tendon to burst with enough force to cause severe injury or death, and impact the structural integrity of the slab. Replacing a single post-tension cable costs $10,000 - $20,000. Experienced Project Managers used ground penetrating radar (GPR) technology to locate and mark the precise details of each concrete reinforcement, documenting the location, number of cables, and depth directly on the slab and ceiling. After the post-tension layout was complete, each floor was 3D laser scanned to capture the field markings. That data was used to create a virtual tour, 2D CAD drawings (PT site layout and floor contours,) and a complete 3D BIM model of the site. The captured point cloud data was aligned to survey control, then to the client’s design model, further ensuring the accuracy of the data. GPRS has a verified 99.8% accuracy rate for concrete scanning, backed by our Green Box Guarantee. Laser scanning is accurate within 2-4mm. An accurate layout of post-tension cables protects tendons from damage, prevents injury and mistakes, and protects the integrity of the building. 2D plan sheets and a 2D floor contour map documenting the actual floor elevation added even more accuracy to the depth of cover that is field marked. The 3D BIM model provided the architect data to plan fit and finish designs and coordinate with contractors and MEP trades before build-out.
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GPRS 3D Laser Scans A Massachusetts Library Prior to Renovation

292 individual interior and exterior LiDAR scans were completed in a single day, capturing existing conditions including all historical features, all without disrupting the historic site's operations or impacting its valuable contents so that a renovation could be designed and planned without requiring time consuming hand-measurements.
3D laser scanning a historic Massachusetts library to create a 3D BIM model.
GPRS 3D laser scanned a historic library in Amherst, Massachusetts and created an LOD 300 Revit model for the architect. The interior and exterior of the library was 3D scanned, this was an estimated 47,000 sq. ft. of space with 4 levels.
Built in 1919: there were no existing as-built details availableIt was likely that the existing condition of the building included unsquared architectural features The library’s historic features had to be preserved and intact during and post-renovation The library needed to remain open to patrons and conduct regular operations while visualization was completedPaintings of Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost, plus local historical exhibits, were contained in a gallery on site that needed to remain untouched Laser scanning was executed on Patriot’s Day, a Massachusetts state holiday. The library was closed so all scans could be completed without disrupting operations292 laser scans were completed of the interior and exterior of the library; approximately 47,000 sq. ft. of space spanning four levels An intensity map point cloud and 3D BIM model were delivered to the client, giving them accurate data of the current as-built conditions 3D scanning provided updated floor plans and captured existing conditions via a 3D BIM model to speed redesign and planningArchitects, designers, and contractors could access and utilize the BIM model and 3D laser scanning data at any stage of the restoration process for reference3D laser scanning is non-contact; scanning from a distance minimized the risk of damaging historical art work and exhibits and was completed in a single day on site
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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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