3D Laser Scanning Services in Virginia

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.

Richmond 3D Laser Scanning

804-337-2916laser@gprsinc.com

GPRS Project Managers

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

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 Virginia counties & many more:

  • Fairfax County
  • Prince William County
  • Virginia Beach County
  • Loudoun County
  • Chesterfield County
  • Henrico County
  • Chesapeake County
  • Arlington County
  • Norfolk County
  • Richmond County

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

  • Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Chesapeake, Virginia
  • Arlington, Virginia
  • Norfolk, Virginia
  • Richmond, Virginia
  • Newport News, Virginia
  • Alexandria, Virginia
  • Hampton, Virginia
  • Suffolk, Virginia
  • Roanoke, Virginia

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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BIM Model Aids Design Renovations for Stadium

A BIM model allowed the architect to plan precise renovations to the stadium’s layout, from design changes and material selection, to cost estimation and construction phasing, with ease.
GPRS 3D Laser Scanning Services delivered as-builts and a 3D BIM model to Florida State University for a $255-million-dollar renovation project to update Doak Campbell Stadium with a number of new, modern seating experiences, including founder’s boxes, and a field level club.
An architect requested an ArchiCAD BIM model of a college football stadium to create renovation construction documents.
BIM Model Aids Design Renovations for Stadium A BIM model provided the stadium owners a better understanding of the design updates. Tallahassee, Florida Task: An architect requested an ArchiCAD BIM model of a college football stadium to create renovation construction documents. Problem: A vast amount of space required as-built documentation, over 600,000 sq. ft. needed 3D laser scanned and modeled. The renovation changes were complex. A BIM model was needed to provide the stadium owners a better understanding of the architecture and design updates. Our client needed a single source of data, where all architects on the team could see the latest design and document their changes. Solution: The exterior and interior of the stadium were 3D laser scanned with 2-4 millimeter precision, including three concourse levels, stadium seating, and suites. TruePoint delivered an intensity map point cloud, TruView viewer files, and a Revit 2021 3D model of the stadium. Working from precise details in the 3D model, renovations can be designed right the first time, saving time and costly change orders. Benefits: The architect utilizes the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process to provide their clients a better understanding of the complexities of architecture and design. Technical construction drawings (floor plan views, elevation views, cross-sections, iso-metric representations, etc.) can be effortlessly created from the 3D BIM model and shared with all disciplines. A BIM model allows architects to plan precise renovations, from design changes and material selection, to cost estimation and construction phasing.
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Using 3D Laser Scanning For Facility Design Modification

When plant engineers at a pet food packaging facility needed to make modifications, they asked GPRS 3D Laser Scanning to provide as built documentation and a 3D model to plan retrofits to the existing structure. The project site consisted of 140,000 sq. ft. of interior space. Approximately 100,000 sq. ft. of this was single-story warehouse space, consisting of a central palletizer, semi- truck loading bays and temporary material storage. The remaining 40,000 sq. ft. contained 7 levels of elevated platforms containing product packaging equipment. TruePoint captured all architectural and structural features, equipment, conduit and piping.
Transforming a pet food facility with GPRS 3D Laser Scanning. Detailed documentation & 3D models streamline retrofit planning. Covering 140k sq.ft., including warehouses & elevated platforms.
CASE STUDY LOCATION Bowling Green, Kentucky TASK: When plant engineers at a pet food packaging facility needed to make modifications, they asked TruePoint Laser Scanning to provide as built documentation and a 3D model to plan retrofits to the existing structure. The project site consisted of 140,000 sq. ft. of interior space. Approximately 100,000 sq. ft. of this was single-story warehouse space, consisting of a central palletizer, semi- truck loading bays and temporary material storage. The remaining 40,000 sq. ft. contained 7 levels of elevated platforms containing product packaging equipment. TruePoint captured all architectural and structural features, equipment, conduit and piping. PROBLEM SOLUTION BENEFITS n By using laser scanning instead of traditional survey methods, TruePoint saved this client thousands of dollars in field survey work and drafting time, and provided greater detail than what would have otherwise been possible. With an accurate, comprehensive data set, plant engineers were able to complete virtual interference checks, avoiding design rework costs. n In two days on site, TruePoint’s experienced project managers 3D scanned the 140,000 sq. ft. area with millimeter accuracy. 523 scans were taken with the Leica P50 and RTC 360 laser scanners. This project was scanned on the weekend to avoid disruption to production. n After proper data registration, TruePoint’s in-house modeling team built an information-rich 3D BIM model for the client. TruePoint’s experienced team has optimized workflows for importing data, registration, creating deliverables, quality checks and transferring data to clients. n No as built plans existed for the facility. The plant was complex, capturing the existing spatial data of the conduit and piping in a high level of detail was important to the plant engineers. n There were silos and other pieces of large equipment that would be difficult to measure precisely using traditional or manual measuring techniques. /// GPRS LASER SCANNING SERVICES ///// 3D LASER SCANNING CASE STUDY: USING 3D LASER SCANNING FOR FACILITY DESIGN MODIFICATIONS “IT’S HARD FOR ME TO IMAGINE HOW THIS PET FOOD PACKAGING FACILITY COULD HAVE BEEN DOCUMENTED WITHOUT 3D LASER SCANNING.” TRUEPOINT PROJECT MANAGER
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