By Hexagon | Leica Geosystems

HomeTrendsBuilding ConstructionWhy Reality Capture Is Crucial to Realizing Complex Building...


Why Reality Capture Is Crucial to Realizing Complex Building Designs

As building design becomes increasingly complex, contractors must find new ways to build structures that meet the design intent and align with fabrication models while staying within tolerance. Having access to accurate and comprehensive data that connects the digital world with the real world is crucial to realizing ambitious designs and keeping projects on track.

When GE Johnson faced the challenge of constructing an exterior skin composed of 9,000 interlocking diamond-shaped anodized aluminum petals for the U.S. Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs, CO, the team knew exactly how to get the precision they needed. Using 3D laser scanning technology from Leica Geosystems, GE Johnson was able to capture every detail of the extraordinary structure at high accuracy. This as-built data enables off-site prefabrication of the petals for a streamlined approach to construction, as well as accurate installation of the petals once they are delivered. Watch the video to see how reality capture is creating new possibilities in design.



To learn how reality capture can benefit your next project, please contact us.

Most Read



7 Ways Reality Analysis Adds Value to 3D Laser Scanning

It’s nearly impossible to envision a major construction worksite today without some form of laser scanning taking place. It’s easy to see why 3D...

5 must-haves for your next MEP layout and reality capture tool

As an MEP contractor, you have probably worked in tight, confined and uncomfortable building spaces: sweltering boiler rooms full of hot and loud equipment;...

Improve MEP Communication and Collaboration with Digital Tools: 3 Ways to Seamlessly Share Your Point Cloud

Nearly every building trade today uses software to conduct its work and share digital assets, from cost estimates and shop drawings to 3D models. As...
WordPress Lightbox