Laser Scanning and Drafting - An Avian Case Study
Commercial warehouses are complex to measure up and often too difficult to gather accurate information regarding existing conditions. This information is important when planning and designing the refurbishment or fit-out during a change of tenancies.
Architects often manually measure a project to get an idea of the space and dimensions they are going to be working on. This can result in multiple site visits, transcription errors, doubts and miscalculations. Avian Australia removes the time and guesswork from manually measuring a building by using laser scanning technology and 3D modelling processes to deliver accurate digital twins, survey plans and architectural drawings.
Avian Australia, a surveying, imaging and visualisation company partners with the AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) sectors to deliver quality assured, digital data and visualisations on real-world environments including assets, sites, terrain and buildings.
For the Architectural industry we deliver laser scanning, surveying, drafting and modelling services across Australia. In this example we will review the benefits of using Avian Australia for surveying, laser scanning and modelling on a commercial refurbishment project.
The warehouse was to be refurbished for commercial use by the incoming tenants and accurate or updated as-built drawings were not available. The client required updated as-built drawings and surveys to complete the planning and design process. Our scope was to conduct a comprehensive site scan of the premises including a Feature Survey. The interior and exterior of the building were included to capture a digital twin in the form of a point cloud for 3D modelling and the production of accurate as-built drawings.
Avian Australia used a Leica RTC360 laser scanner, Leica TS-16 total station for scanning and survey control. We also deployed a DJI P4P RTK for drone mapping of the property.
- The site was both surveyed and laser scanned in a day for all interior elements and exteriors. We also captured additional site context via photography and aerial maps using the drone.
- The digital twin is used for 3D Revit modelling to complete the as-built drawings and provides additional information of adjoining features for the feature and levels survey.
- Additional plans and drawings can be drafted from the digital twin, avoiding site revisits. Also, information is available on the subject site and adjoining buildings from the digital twin and aerial drone maps that are accurate and on datum.