Scan to BIM is the most recent advancement in the renovation process. It is even considered by some to be a mandatory process in the AEC industry. The process of converting scans to a BIM model uses laser scanning to create a point cloud map of a configuration, which can further be used to create a highly comprehensive and accurate 3D model. Through the Scan to BIM procedure, any firm can gain a competitive edge over its entrants. Not only does this process give an inclusive knowledge of the essential restoration of an aged and broken down structure, but ensures an innovative and enhanced building, complete with contemporary necessities. Since refurbishing older buildings at an escalating rate is becoming the norm instead of the exception, employing this technology is a way of building professionals to leverage superiority and project efficiency.
Scan to BIM Advantages
If an aged building or a monument needs to be reconstructed without its absolute demolition, then creating a BIM model from the point cloud is the pre-eminent alternative. It allows construction drawings and 3D models to be created through advanced software that transforms an unprocessed scan of an old building to a rendered BIM representation. A comprehensive building information model is produced that can be utilized to retrofit and convert projects of already built structures that just need to be attuned. Stakeholders are thus presented with the truest interpretation of a building based on spatial analysis and space management. By creating a virtual construction model from the scans, the superficial details and the architectural presentation are regarded, and the structural components are understood by proper Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing tools and their utilization.
The benefits of Scan to BIM are
- It aids in the Spatial analysis
- It lends visualization to buildings that need to be renovated. This will help the client in decision making in terms of the design of the building.
- It leads to greater accuracy in estimation of quantities
- The risk related to faulty design is reduced.
In conclusion, the scan to BIM process makes way for the precise cost approximation and speedy turn-over which will aid in earning considerable savings in cost and project duration. Obtaining accurate point cloud data appropriately and efficiently will reduce errors in designing the Building Information Model. Point cloud to BIM can thus make available a rapid, more exact and a more widespread method for confining survey data significant for refurbishment or retrofitting the present projects.
Bhagwati Pathak is an Executive Director at Tesla Outsourcing Services. Technical Project Management, BIM, Client Management, and Leadership are her forte. With an expertise in BIM and a flair for writing, her articles provide a direction to contractors, sub-contractors, engineers, and architects in employing the right methodology for an Architectural, Structural, or MEP CAD / BIM project.