• John Russo

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Looking for Laser Scanning Services

Your Guide to Avoiding the Pitfalls When Finding 3D Laser Scanning That Results in Quality As-Builts and Designs


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You’ve just been awarded a contract for designing a renovation to an existing building, but before you can begin your design work you need plans of the existing building. Your client said they don’t have any and your contract makes you responsible to verify the existing conditions. Coming out of the gate you are already behind schedule and let’s face it, the last thing you are interested in doing, or have time for, is measuring every bump on a 50,000-square-foot building. Your intern is back in school, and your staff is busy on other projects. Now what?


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You’ve heard colleagues talk about 3D laser scanning, but you don’t know how it works or how to go about getting a laser scan done. You search Google for "affordable laser scanning service provider near me.” A dozen hits fill your screen, and you begin clicking away. You start reaching out to the top three or four providers with the best website asking, “How much will it cost to 3D laser scan my project?” When the provider asks you for more information on the building and what your budget is, to quick