3D Laser Scanning and As-Built Documentation

3D As-Built Documentation refers to the detailed and accurate representation of the existing conditions of a building or structure captured using 3D Laser Scanning Services. These are highly precise digital blueprints of a structure exactly as it is after the completion of construction or after undergoing any changes, hence the term "as-built".

3D As-Built Documentation usually involves the use of advanced 3D laser scanning devices that can create an exact digital replica of a structure by capturing millions of data points. These data points, also known as a point cloud, can be used to generate a 3D model, floor plans, sections, elevations, and other critical details about the building.

As-built documentation is particularly useful for architects, engineers, and construction professionals during renovation projects, facility management, or to validate the constructed building against the proposed design. By providing an extremely accurate depiction of the structure, it mitigates the risk of design or construction errors and can save significant time and money.

3D Laser Scanning Services for AEC (Architectural, Engineering, and Construction) Industrial Applications in Mumbai, India

It can take days or weeks to measure a huge object or building using traditional documenting techniques. Even after it, the information may still be incomplete or contain errors. With 3D as-built laser scanning, laser scanners can quickly and easily produce precise, thorough, and photorealistic 3D images of any environment or object.

We provide 3D laser scanning for As-built documentation to various segments of the industry such as Oil and Gas (O&G), Architecture, Heritage, Construction, Industrial and Manufacturing Units, Shipping and Logistics Industry.

We create valuable as-built 3D models using Faro Laser Scanner for planning, fabrication, feasibility studies, renovations, plant capacity expansion, retrofitting, scrubber installations, clash detection, and rebuilding essential layouts.

3D laser scanning of an industrial unit


1. Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC)

As-built Capture and Modeling that is quick and accurate, the accurate, complete data enables a solid foundation for creating, space optimization, maintenance, and structural analysis.

Our 3D laser scanning solutions quickly capture as-built data that reflects every detail of a real-world structure. So you can accurately manage the facility and plan for future upgrades and expansions.

By supplying as-built information directly into shared files, architects, engineers, and site technicians can collaborate to make smarter real-time design decisions.

It results in improved flows, cost and time reductions, and enhanced safety for on-site construction personnel and the people and visitors who occupy the building.

2. Historic Preservation

To aid in reconstruction, restoration, and conservation, the 3D documentation scanner can be used to build 3D representations of historical locations and archaeological artifacts.

Many individuals will never see important historic places because they are widely distributed worldwide. Unless conservationists preserve and protect the structures from deterioration through time, future generations may not have the chance.

Building components that have been lost can be reconstructed using detailed 3D data references. As-built 3d models allow for restoration design and help monitor movement and weathering patterns.

Any structure can be protected and restored, and anyone can virtually tour it for educational purposes with the 3D data from 3D laser scanning.

3. Construction Quality Control

Throughout the construction process, accurate laser scanning reduces the risk of deformations and other issues by ensuring that the completed structure matches the design purpose. Additionally, make quick inspections of free-form shape elements and fa├žade components and large-volume computations. The scan data is essential for project management and cross-trade collaboration.

For quality control, the modern construction business demands thorough, effective, and accurate project documentation. Construction personnel must gather the information rapidly to keep the project going since developers, owners, and general contractors need proof of progress and quality throughout the project. In only a few minutes, 3D laser scanning solutions complete the task.

The 3D data can be utilized for surface flatness analysis, quality control during excavation planning, exact positioning of columns, concrete, and other components, as well as health and safety compliance. The risk of mistakes and rework is decreased because all project participants have access to the same accordance with relevant data for close collaboration.

Advantages of 3D Laser Scanning

  • With Survey Grade Accuracy, obtain a laser scan point cloud that is incredibly precise and detailed.
  • Obtain color and 360-degree panoramas.
  • Save your money from making multiple visits to the location due to inaccurate measurements.
  • Scan potentially dangerous sites while keeping a safe distance

Deliverables- What a 3D laser scanning can provide,

  • Point Cloud Data
  • As-built 3D CAD Model 
  • Plan, Elevation & Section Drawings
  • 360-degree Photographs
  • Fly-by, Orbit, or Walk through videos
  • Virtual Reality Environments

At RA Global, we provide industry-leading service in 3D Laser Scanning. Additionally, we offer Scan to BIM Modelling / Scan to CAD Modelling.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is 3D As-Built Documentation?

3D As-Built Documentation refers to the process of capturing the precise physical conditions of a building or structure using onsite 3d scanning services. It provides an accurate, digital representation of a structure exactly as it is after construction or any modifications.

How is 3D As-Built Documentation created?

It's created using 3D scanning technologies, which capture millions of data points to create a point cloud. This point cloud can be used to generate a highly accurate 3D model of the structure, as well as other details like floor plans and sections.

Why is 3D As-Built Documentation important?

3D As-Built Documentation is vital for accurately capturing a structure's conditions after construction or renovation. It helps to validate the constructed building against the proposed design, aiding in facility management, and planning future renovations or expansions. It's particularly useful in mitigating the risk of design or construction errors.

Who uses 3D As-Built Documentation?

Architects, engineers, and construction professionals commonly use 3D As-Built Documentation. It is also used by facility managers, real estate developers, and anyone needing accurate records of a building's existing conditions.

How does 3D As-Built Documentation contribute to cost savings?

By providing an accurate depiction of the existing structure, 3D As-Built Documentation can prevent costly errors during renovation or expansion projects. It also reduces the time required for manual measurement and data collection, leading to increased efficiency and cost savings.

Does 3D As-Built Documentation replace the need for traditional blueprints?

While 3D As-Built Documentation doesn't necessarily replace traditional blueprints, it does provide a more detailed and accurate representation of a structure. This can complement traditional blueprints, particularly in complex structures or when planning significant modifications.