Terrestrial Laser Scanning

Terrestrial Laser Scanning

If you have a site or structure that require capturing accurately and quickly, Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS or terrestrial LIDAR) is an invaluable solution. The speed and accuracy with which a laser scanner can record spatial data is phenomenal: providing the perfect solution for recording facades, street scenes, pipework, structures and much more.
The Trimble TX8 laser scanner can be deployed in a huge breadth of environments to safely and efficiently produce a permanent 3D record of any site. Laser scanning provides non-contact survey acquisition – meaning that data acquisition is possible without exposing a surveyor to high risk environments, otherwise inaccessible features or having to cause costly shut downs of facilities/infrastructure. It is popular within a wide range of sectors: from engineers and designers to architects and heritage professionals.
Whilst acquiring large amounts of raw data can be done quickly, knowing how to manage and interrogate the data is the real skill. Our specialist in-house CAD team can extract all geometries and features needed for further design/engineering needs and Trimble Publisher provides a fabulous resource for the end user to view, navigate and take measurements from – no need for costly software, the data resides locally and is viewed through an easy to orientate web type viewer that the customer can download to their own computer.
TLS can be augmented with our other core services to provide you with the perfect solution to your needs.
Applications of Laser Scanning:
  • Combine with Mobile (handheld) Laser Scanning to maximizing survey coverage in restricted/dangerous environments (click here for details)
  • Measured Building Survey
  • Industrial Plant Modelling
  • Architectural and Heritage surveys
  • 3D Modelling using Autodesk REVIT
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM) 
  • Volumetric analysis (quarry stockpiles, ground works, cut and fill etc)
  • Topographic survey - extract survey detail from safety of office using non contact data acquisition - implement in busy road junctions, inaccessible retaining walls and cliffs, for example
  • Deformation analysis/structural movement monitoring (theoretical/deign to actual comparisons)