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Smart Construction Progress Tracking using GeoSLAM

Construction Progress is a smart monitoring solution to track the progress of large construction projects using mobile LiDAR and automated analytics.

GeoSLAM’s Construction Progress combines hardware, advanced SLAM ((Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping), and analytics to deliver crucial site information to your teams quickly and easily. Automatically generate clear progress reports with visualizations that show you the build progress made on site.

It’s used by construction companies to track and record progress against a 3D model or a previous scan to improve efficiency, save money, create unbiased progress reports and provide valuable data to help resolve any disputes that may arise.

 

How does it work?

1. It starts with SLAM
SLAM (Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping) creates a digital model of a site, by using a handheld mobile scanner. The SLAM technology used inside

GeoSLAM’s product portfolio was developed by some of the smartest people on our planet. As you walk around your construction site, 43,000 invisible laser beams are emitted per second, and this is what forms a digital map.

2. Capture
Using GeoSLAM’s mobile mapping system, capture regular scans by walking around the site. Within one hour, it will tell you what’s changed – automatically. No guessing, no maths, just the press of a button (and some very clever algorithms). You can compare each scan against the previous scan, or to a CAD model.

3. Process
Plug your ZEB scanner into a computer, and we’ll automatically process the data using our smart data platform, GeoSLAM Connect. We can set the file to be automatically saved to a network folder of your choice, each time a scan is completed.

4. View
View your 3D data, see notes, voice notes, or photos located where they were made. Save your photographs and notes for reference or team collaboration. See what’s changed against a previous scan, or 3D model.

5.Create
You’ll have an easy-to-understand PDF report automatically generated and emailed to you, or saved in a file location of your choice. The PDF report will show the percentage of work complete or incomplete (compared to the 3D model) and simple visualization of the site highlighting 3D change. A digital record of site progress over time can now be captured, reported, and stored for the life of the project.

6. Where next?
You choose to sync the results of your project to collaboration tools such as Autodesk BIM 360, Dalux, Viewpoint 4projects. You can also export the data to CAD packages or your CDE (common data environment).

GeoSLAM Construction Progress workflow

What are the benefits of using GeoSLAM for construction progress?

  • Automated project progress with transparent, easy to understand, shareable PDF reports
  • See your construction progress through the life cycle of a project, helping to report, avoiding disputes, and delay penalties
  • Automated file storage compatible with industry collaboration platforms so the full project team and stakeholders can access progress reports anytime
  • In-sourced data collection no waiting for external contractors, collect data when you need it
  • Quickly and easily share project progress updates ensuring full transparency
  • Move beyond whiteboards and WhatsApp with easy to implement, digital construction progress
  • GeoSLAM is a trusted technology provider for some of the Worlds largest companies
Construction Progress with GeoSLAM site prep
Identify percentage complete or incomplete.

“We have been trialling the ZEB Go on numerous construction sites. It is extremely easy to use and has been adopted by various colleagues throughout the site. The speed of capture has resulted in us being able to capture a full site in a fifth of the time compared to our existing scanner.”

GeoSLAM Construction Progress in action

Which scanner is best for tracking construction progress?

Each one of the following GeoSLAM laser scanners collects data with high speed and precision, and pairs with GeoSLAM’s Draw BIM software.

Check out the differences to fit the scanner for your own project needs.

 

GeoSLAM ZEB Go

If you’re looking for a reliable way to map and understand spaces, check out the ZEB Go. Whether it’s the first time you’ve looked at digital surveying, or you want each of your sites equipped with the smartest SLAM, the ZEB Go is the place to start.

 

Learn More

Zeb-Revo RT

ZEB Revo RT is a unique, lightweight revolving laser-scanner that allows you to scan and process simultaneously, as you walk. Handheld, pole-mounted, or attached to your chosen mobile platform such as a vehicle or UAV and pass through your target survey environment to record more than 40,000 measurement points/second.

 

Learn More

GEOSlam Zeb Horizon

With a range of 100m, the ZEB Horizon 3D mobile scanner is great for outdoor use, yet its lightweight and compact design also makes it perfect for indoor surveys.

 

Learn More

 

Summary

Automatically generate clear progress reports with visualizations that show you the build progress made on site. It’s used by construction companies to track and record progress against a 3D model or a previous scan to improve efficiency, save money, create unbiased progress reports and provide valuable data to help resolve any disputes that may arise.

If you have additional questions on how to get started, feel free to contact us at geoslam@microsolreosurces.com.

Interested in surveying and data capture into a 3D model or 2D drawing, so you can start your design with accurate dimensions?

 

TRY THE DEMO IN A BOX

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Scan to BIM

As companies embark on their digitization path it is crucial to find solutions that cover all aspects from design to handover and allow for a seamless flow of information.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) and digital twin market is highly competitive and has been growing in popularity over the last decade. Many sectors and market segments have started to realize the benefits of having a digital twin of an asset, especially if there is a large portfolio of buildings to manage.

Facilities management, IoT deployment, and general maintenance of the assets become easier when there is a thorough understanding of the building. The challenge has always been to get the information about the building quickly and accurately without exorbitant costs and time delays waiting for plans to be drawn up and manually measured.

The way we understand buildings is changing.

Scan to BIM means capturing a space, and turning it into a digital model that can be used for planning, monitoring, or managing the built environment, and communicating and sharing project information with stakeholders.

GeoSLAM Scan to BIM is a simple way of rapidly capturing essential information about space, creating a point cloud, and importing the data into a BIM software, like Autodesk Revit.

Scan to BIM workflow

Why GeoSLAM Scan to BIM?

  • Rapid scanning to create or update a BIM model up to 10 times faster than traditional scanners
  • Cover large areas with GeoSLAM from up to 100 meters away
  • User-friendly technology quick and easy data capture that you don’t need to outsource
  • Import, view, and interrogate all data captured, and rapidly create valuable 2D and 3D layouts and placements of your site
  • Stairs, small rooms, tight spaces, and GNSS denied environments are easy with GeoSLAM
  • Fast, repeatable data capture
“I want an easy way of capturing an asset quickly and accurately, and generate a BIM model in the least amount of time as possible.”

Easy steps from scan to BIM

Scan to BIM combines hardware, advanced SLAM [Simultaneous Location and Mapping] that creates a digital model of a site by using a handheld mobile scanner, and GeoSLAM’s Draw BIM software to rapidly deliver accurate 3D models.

Step 1: Collect data
The GeoSLAM ZEB handheld mobile mapping system was used to collect all data required over three stories within 8 minutes of turning the scanner on.

Step 2: Process the data in GeoSLAM Hub and Draw BIM
The data is uploaded to GeoSLAM Hub on-site, which creates a 3D point cloud. The point cloud is natively opened in Draw BIM, an add-on package to GeoSLAM Hub. Floorplans and sections are extracted, so the data could be aligned and walls squared up. The data is exported in RCP format, ready to be loaded into Revit.

Step 3: Modelling in Revit
A new Revit project is created, and the technician creates levels and corresponding views, using the point cloud for reference. Walls, doors, windows, the roof, and other key architectural and structural components were modeled. The finished model is level of design (LOD) 300.

What are the benefits of scan to BIM?

  • Save Time | Use GeoSLAM for all data capture onsite for rapid information when you need it
  • Save Money | No outsourcing required, easy and simple handheld scanners
  • Digitize your Space | Unlock valuable information about buildings through their lifecycle
  • Compatibility | Easily export GeoSLAM data to third party software packages

Scan to BIM in action - GeoSLAM

Which scanner is best for scan to BIM?

Each one of the following GeoSLAM laser scanners collects data with high speed and precision, and pairs with GeoSLAM’s Draw BIM software.

Check out the differences to fit the scanner for your own project needs.

 

GeoSLAM ZEB Go

If you’re looking for a reliable way to map and understand spaces, check out the ZEB Go. Whether it’s the first time you’ve looked at digital surveying, or you want each of your sites equipped with the smartest SLAM, the ZEB Go is the place to start.

 

Learn More

Zeb-Revo RT

ZEB Revo RT is a unique, lightweight revolving laser-scanner that allows you to scan and process simultaneously, as you walk. Handheld, pole-mounted, or attached to your chosen mobile platform such as a vehicle or UAV and pass through your target survey environment to record more than 40,000 measurement points/second.

 

Learn More

GEOSlam Zeb Horizon

With a range of 100m, the ZEB Horizon 3D mobile scanner is great for outdoor use, yet its lightweight and compact design also makes it perfect for indoor surveys.

 

Learn More

 

Summary

Scan to BIM is vastly used by all the stakeholders in the design and construction industry as it saves a lot of time and cost of the project. It also provides a platform to see real-time changes and visualize the site resulting in increased efficiency.

Whether you’re thinking about getting started in 3D laser scanning or you’ve been doing it for years, we can assist you with the best practices from scan to BIM.

If you have additional questions on how to get started, feel free to contact us at geoslam@microsolreosurces.com.

Interested in surveying and data capture into a 3D model or 2D drawing, so you can start your design with accurate dimensions?

 

TRY THE DEMO IN A BOX

 

Read More

Tips for Stack Plan & Floor Plans

Stack planning is a valuable tool in predicting how changes to one area of the workplace affect others. Stack planning helps facility managers (FMs) determine if a change is needed, and if so, where. It’s the most holistic way of looking at facilities and everything within them.

Stack planning is a macro way of looking at space utilization. The “stack” is a complete collection of floor plans, showing every level of a building and each floor’s distinct features. A stack shows which groups occupy what space, where open spaces are, and floor plan capacities.

Why do you need floorplans for stack planning?

Goal stack planning involves quickly rearranging large employee groups to better utilize existing space. A facility manager might use stack planning to rearrange entire departments across three floors of a building or model workspace conservation under a new desking arrangement.

The need for fast accurate floorplans, a large portfolio of assets to be constantly maintained and the ownership data that is collected from the assets all drive a requirement for technology and digitization of the processes.

Being able to generate floorplans quickly, easily and with no requirement for trained professionals, is now a reality with our handheld laser scanners. Automation using the new GeoSLAM Connect Platform makes generating floorplans an easy and risk-free exercise.

GeoSLAM Floorplans workflow

The way we understand buildings is changing.

The digitalization of buildings is here, and it’s set to revolutionize the way we understand our spaces. Use GeoSLAM Floorplans for the rapid and automatic creation of 2D floorplans using mobile LiDAR and analytics.

 

What are the benefits of using GeoSLAM to create floorplans?

  • No specialist outsourced data collectors required, with a few minutes of training your team will be able to capture quality data
  • Not reliant on photogrammetry where large spaces or multiple floors can’t be captured, and where mistakes are common
  • You own 100% of the data, always. We don’t have access to your data for machine learning
  • You can choose where you want the floorplans to be stored, making it easier to collaborate with colleagues
  • Choose to integrate photos, notes, or voice notes into your data
  • Reliable hardware and automated data processing, backed up by GeoSLAM Care

“We discovered 240,000 additional square feet in a 12 million square foot portfolio using GeoSLAM.”

GeoSLAM Floorplans in action

Which scanner is best for digitizing floorplans?

Each one of the following GeoSLAM laser scanners collects data with high speed and precision, and pairs with GeoSLAM’s Draw BIM software.

Check out the differences to fit the scanner for your own project needs.

 

GeoSLAM ZEB Go

If you’re looking for a reliable way to map and understand spaces, check out the ZEB Go. Whether it’s the first time you’ve looked at digital surveying, or you want each of your sites equipped with the smartest SLAM, the ZEB Go is the place to start.

 

Learn More

Zeb-Revo RT

ZEB Revo RT is a unique, lightweight revolving laser-scanner that allows you to scan and process simultaneously, as you walk. Handheld, pole-mounted, or attached to your chosen mobile platform such as a vehicle or UAV and pass through your target survey environment to record more than 40,000 measurement points/second.

 

Learn More

GEOSlam Zeb Horizon

With a range of 100m, the ZEB Horizon 3D mobile scanner is great for outdoor use, yet its lightweight and compact design also makes it perfect for indoor surveys.

 

Learn More

 

Summary

Whether you’re thinking about moving or renovating, you would want to get point cloud data from each floor using 3D laser scanning. This will help the design and facilities team with onsite conditions and improve the project accuracy and quality.

If you have additional questions on how to get started, feel free to contact us at geoslam@microsolreosurces.com.

Interested in surveying and data capture into a 3D model or 2D drawing, so you can start your design with accurate dimensions?

 

TRY THE DEMO IN A BOX

 

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