One of Resource Design & Management’s (RDM) core business strategies is the adoption of leading edge technology where a clear benefit is demonstrated to our clients in the deliverables in terms of value, quality, efficiency and safety. Terrestrial laser scanning has proven itself in all of the above and the technology has been enthusiastically embraced by RDM.
Laser scanning can efficiently and remotely capture spatial data for a broad range of projects, from road surfaces and bridges, to complex industrial and retail buildings. Data is captured and presented as a point cloud, with each point within the point cloud being a precise three dimensional location on the surface of the feature. By stitching multiple scans together RDM can create a detailed 3D model of the feature which can then be viewed and rotated in all directions.
With regard to buildings, the point cloud forms the precursor to creating a full Building Information Model (BIM). RDM works closely with its clients to understand their needs and tailor our scanning and modelling to suit. RDM’s scanning team includes experienced building professionals with an understanding of building construction.
In addition to this, we have the capability of taking images of the feature we scan using high dynamic range cameras allowing us to colourise the points with true colours for use in the visualisation of the point cloud and the rendering of images.
Whilst data capture is an important element of the process, it is the manipulation and management of the data from its native format that is critical for its effective use by design professionals. RDM understands this and has the skills and experience to extract 2D and 3D architectural, structural and civil data sets in Revit, AutoCAD and many other formats.
Finally, laser scanning is in essence a remote method of surveying not only suited to complex structures but also ideally suited to environments where safety is a prime consideration such as major roads, electrical infrastructure, active construction sites and the like. The laser scanner can be setup in a safe location and capture the whole of the feature with overlapping scans, removing or minimising the need for direct access and/or expensive WH&S processes such as traffic control.
All modelling can then be completed in the office through extraction of key features into 12D, AutoCAD or any other software format.
So, if you’re looking for a trustworthy and reliable consulting company to partner with on your next project, look no further than the team at RDM.