Principles of 3D Laser Scanning

This new technology is essentially the rapid capture of three-dimensional data using laser beam signals reflected from an object or surface.

Architectural Laser Scanning Markets

  • Architectural design.
  • Town & Country Planning/Building.
  • Heritage.
  • Retail.
  • Commercial/Residential real estate.

Our Capabilities

We have vast experience in the, rapidly developing, field of laser scanning and have recently upgraded our technology base with the addition of the Trimble 3D scanners to our fleet of instrumentation, we are now able to capture data at a rate of up to 1 million points per seconds. The wide field of view allows very dense point clouds to be captured and created in a matter of minutes

Our clients are able to take virtual tours of the site / facility from the comfort of their office. The scan data can be accessed via the Internet and the photorealistic; colour point clouds can be freely interrogated. Measurements can be made quickly and easily as and when required without the need for return visits.

We offer a complete 3D laser scanning, dimensional control & CAD service that encompass the utilisation of many complimentary measurement services. Our 3D laser scanners are used to produce 3D imaging solutions tailored to our clients’ exact laser scanning survey requirements.


  • Asset management.
  • Design verification & as-built surveys
  • Heritage recording for posterity.
  • Monitoring.
  • Animations and visualisations.
  • Refurbishments, retrofits and additions.


  • 2D Drawings - elevations, sections & floor plans.
  • 3D surface / solid models.
  • BIM models (Revit or IFC, DXF).
  • Point cloud.
  • Triangulated mesh.


  • Measured Building Survey
  • Topographical Survey
  • Visual Impact
  • Roads
  • Bridges
  • Steelwork
  • Ductwork
  • Historic sites/buildings
  • Site development
  • Erosion monitoring
  • Fittings schedules
  • General arrangement drawings