Leveraging 3D Laser Scanning for Concrete Analysis
Assessing concrete has previously relied on inherently unreliable methods for gathering information.
The advent of 3D laser scanning has allowed contractors, inspectors, and designers to easily identify issues and reduce errors with millimeter-accurate data. Dimensional and tolerance assessments can be completed quickly to prevent costly project rework.
The current method for assessing concrete requires manual inspection and contact-type measurement devices, which are time consuming. The process for gathering information is prone to human error, documenting the information is tedious, and the platform to communicate is informal.
3D laser scan technology is transforming the way contractors document and assess concrete projects. It can measure floor flatness and floor levelness, scan wet concrete, scan pre-pour and post-pour, check tolerances and deflection, perform MEP and construction verification, assess structural concrete, prefabricate stairs and railings, inspect for ADA compliance, survey parking garages, assess concrete stairs, laser scan ground penetrating radar (GPR), and more.
GPRS/TruePoint’s cutting-edge 3D laser scanning services can help eliminate the headaches associated with the old ways of performing all these tasks.
3D Laser Scanning to Assess Concrete
What once took days to accomplish can now be completed within a matter of hours thanks to 3D laser scanning, which provides far more accurate data and better information than the old, manual assessment process.
3D laser scanners capture highly-accurate digital representations of project sites in 3-dimensional x, y, and z coordinates in the form of a point cloud. Scanners are self-leveling, positioned on a tripod, and set up around the perimeter of the construction site; they will not interfere with work in progress. Data is collected from a distance without physically touching the site. Site data can be analyzed virtually, and adjustments can be made to fix problems immediately.
Applications for 3D Laser Scanning Concrete
Laser scanning provides a complete digital documentation of any structure – top to bottom; slabs to columns; before, during, and after construction. It provides reliable dimensional data and quality assessments of concrete in a fraction of the time it takes with manual measurements. It’s the most reliable tool for checking the conformity of concrete levelness, dimensions and tolerances to prevent rework or failure during construction.
GPRS/TruePoint 3D Laser Scanning services can measure floor flatness and floor levelness, scan wet concrete, scan pre-pour and post-pour, check tolerances and deflection, perform MEP and construction verification, assess structural concrete, prefabricate stairs and railings, inspect for ADA compliance, survey parking garages, assess concrete stairs, laser scan GPR and more.