Architectural Documentation Comes of Age
Building Contractors, Conservation and Preservation Organizations plus New or Existing Construction Engineers can say Good-bye to Traditional Methods of Data Collection.
SightLines high definition laser scanner gathers 120,000 points of data per second. Everything within the scanners line of sight is recorded and archived in a scan file on the computer.
Consider this scenario...
SightLine captured data needed for cornice measurements from the sidewalk, approximately 150 ft. below.
Initially the client only requested the center to center locations of the supporting brackets. Once the client realized the amount of information collected by the scanner they also requested elevations studies, profiles, details, and section cuts.
This information was provided to the client without having to revisit the job site. SightLine was able to open initial scans and retrieve needed information.
The 2D drawings were created and provided from existing scan data. Collecting this data using traditional methods would have required scaffolding the entire building and taken weeks or months to complete. SightLine collected the data in 4 days without the use of any scaffolding.
High-Definition Laser Scanning is NOT Just for Architecture
Anytime that safety, accuracy, expedience and reduced cost is an issue on a project SightLine's technology should be considered.
Safe Means of Data Collection - In a typical situation the process of documentation can prove to be tedious, time consuming, unsafe and leave room for error. With laser scanning most data can be collected from ground level.
Accurate Information - Within .25 inch at 150 feet
Fewer Site Visits - All data can be captured in one visit. This means no need to revisit job site due to lost, missing, or inaccurate data. Any needed information can be accessed by opening the scan. This is important because, in reality, the conditions scanned may no longer exist.
Cost Savings - The cost of missing and inaccurate information means money lost in changes, scheduling, delays and production.
Consider High Definition Scanning applications in the field of:
- Project Assessment
- Reverse Engineering
- Personal Property Assessment
- Progressive Construction Documentation
- Accident Investigation
- Emergency Management
- Rapid Prototyping
- Arson Investigation
- Building Movement and Crack Assessment
For more information about how SightLine's high-definition laser scanning can assist your project - whether it is in the field of architecture, restoration, preservation, new construction or any application that needs accuracy, fill out our request form. Find out first-hand how our high-def scans can reduce the cost of estimating and engineering your next project.