Formby Surveys’ Scan to BIM Services
Have you heard about Scan to BIM but aren’t really sure what it involves? Well, read on… Scan to BIM is a workflow which starts with survey-grade as-built 3D laser scan data (collected using a 3D terrestrial or mobile high definition laser scanner) detailing building structures (internal or external), and infrastructure assets. From the resultant… Continue reading
What does the NCTech iStar Camera offer?
This high resolution camera has a simple, efficient interface for capturing superb quality imagery in a variety of environments and allows for fast, accurate data capture with a setup time of seconds. What can the NCTech iStar be used for? The unit has been integrated into our rapidly expanding 3D department and we aim to… Continue reading
The Benefits of 3D Modelling for Design Teams
We understand the challenges of architects and design teams. 3D modelling can provide a solution to those challenges. Here are the benefits of 3D modelling for architects and design teams: Help to avoid mistakes – To help to avoid mistakes our surveyors will take extensive photographs over the site and neighbouring buildings so we can… Continue reading
What is 3D Laser Scanning?
High Definition 3D Laser Scanning (HDS) is an exciting and expanding technology based around rapid, non-contact, non-destructive, data capture that measures the shape of physical objects using line of sight lasers, to create “3D point clouds” of data. It is the most rapid method of recording any site, building or object in true 3D, providing… Continue reading
Leica ScanStation P20 is a welcome addition to Formby Surveys
With its ability to present a detailed view of the built environment and provide greater accuracy, 3D laser scanning offers many benefits to users and clients alike over conventional surveying methods. Our senior surveyor Jeff Davies tells us about what Formby Surveys is doing to meet the demand for 3D laser scan surveys and gives… Continue reading