Scanning in construction application utilizes a high density (HD) 3D scanner device that analyzes a real-world object or environment to collect data on its shape and possibly appearance (i.e. color). The collected data can then be used to construct digital three-dimensional models.
Collected HD 3D data is useful for a wide variety of applications. The purpose of a HD 3D scanner is usually to create a point cloud of geometric samples on the surface of the subject. These points can then be used to extrapolate the shape of the subject (a process called “reconstruction”).
This reconstruction can be used to affirm survey and add more details, identify structures within structures, to establish and set details of hidden or covered elements of a structure, including but not limited to conduits, cables, rebar, ductwork, electrical/cable cords, etc.