Scanning is a Smart Play

The best time to engage an experienced scanning consultant is at the front end of a project because it pays dividends.

“3D Laser Scanning and Modelling is too expensive.”

laser scanning camera at Halifax waterfront

We hear this misconception frequently when, in fact, it’s too expensive NOT to use laser scanning, especially for renovation and refurbishment projects. Time and time again we witness the conversation about scanning come up midway through or at the end of a project when it’s too late, the project is in crisis, traditional workflows are failing, project costs are escalating rapidly, and yet no budget was considered for that “expensive” scanning service. The best time to engage an experienced scanning consultant is at the front end of a project because it pays dividends.

The value isn’t just transactional, it’s full lifecycle. 3D laser scanning delivers value to owners, the facilities community, the architecture and engineering design departments, the construction team, to marketing, to operations, etc. The incremental costs associated with scanning services become inconsequential to the savings they promote. One scan has a value that quintuples!

The immediate ROI is saving on those unnecessary trips to the site and those time-consuming meetings trying to describe complex environments and design alternatives to stakeholders that may not be as technically savvy or informed about the project. Scanning delivers accurate 3D data about everything on site in true colour giving you a perspective of real-world conditions that was previously impossible to experience. So, the real ROI comes from using the scan data to make a different, better decision for the future of your project.

Scanning is a smart play that will help reduce, or even eliminate, change orders and unwanted delays related to unknowns that could have been identified early in the design process before changes become costly. All too often we hear clients say, “Aw man, we could have used scanning on our last project….” Unfortunately, hindsight is 20/20 and you never really know how much laser scanning would have saved you until it’s too late.

Do you have an upcoming renovation project? Give us a call and let’s explore the opportunities your last project missed.