Here’s why measured building surveys are a huge deal in Edinburgh right now.

Your Complete Guide to Measured Building Surveys

Have you ever tried measured building surveys before? For space planning, fit-outs and refurbishments, it pays to get your measurements perfect. Not only that, but measured surveys will also ensure that you save money on labour and adjustment, as well as hassle in the long run.

Whether you’re new to 3D laser scanning or are curious about what a measured building survey actually involves, we’re here to help. Keep reading for the full lowdown on what you can expect from a survey of your space, no matter the scale or complexity, and how it can change your life for the better!

What is a measured building survey?

A measured building survey is a complete dimensional and spatial analysis of a room, a series of rooms, or a whole building. It’s generally undertaken with a 3D laser scanner.

In years gone by, the ‘manual’ way to measure buildings relied on spirit levels, tape measures and more besides. However, technology has advanced massively, allowing us to become more accurate in our measurement capture. That’s where fantastic 3D laser scanning comes in – and our team, in particular, relies on the FARO technology to capture measurement data both inside and out.

The aim is, of course, to produce an accurate representation of the inside and outside of your space, depending on the specification. Point cloud scanning and surveys will ensure that you account for all the finer points of your structure and space.

For example, complex spots and areas such as jutting walls, beams, windows and more as all captured point by point. A 3D laser scanner will sweep over the whole of your space, capturing millions of minuscule points to ensure of the perfect measurements.

This means you’ll then have a workable, digital as-built 2D drawing generated through CAD software, or 3D BIM model with Revit. There’s no need for guesswork, and even better, human error is completely eradicated – there’s little wonder 3D laser scanning services in Edinburgh are so popular!

How is a measured building survey completed?

Your measured building survey is undertaken by a team of trained 3D laser scanning experts. Using professional point cloud scanning tools, they will capture the whole of the area you wish to be surveyed from top to bottom. As mentioned, this is established through the recording of millions of point cloud data. These all build up to a single point cloud file, which carries all the measurement data you need.

Measured building surveying in Edinburgh can generally take between two to three hours to complete on-site. However, this can vary depending on the size and complexity of your project! Don’t worry – we will set out a clear plan of action and timescales with you before we attend your premises and site.

Your point cloud is a file that’s delivered after the work is completed. This file, as mentioned, contains all of the minuscule data that builds up to a hyper-accurate survey of your building. This data can then be converted for use as 3D BIM models, as built 2D drawings, and can be viewed in Webshare Cloud for a virtual tour.

Crucially, a 3D laser scanning survey provides accurate data so that you can easily plan ahead without having to be on-site. We take a few days to adjust your point cloud, and deliver it for use across a wide variety of software and platforms.

Measured building surveying in Edinburgh is growing ever-more popular for a variety of reasons. Our team endeavours to make sure your survey is timely, efficient, and accurate at every single point. You’ll be amazed at the difference between a manual measurement and a laser scanning measured survey!

However, if you’re still not convinced and would like to know more about the benefits of 3D laser scanning services, keep reading – we’re not quite finished, yet!

What are the benefits of a 3D laser scanning measured survey?

The over-reaching benefit of a 3D laser scanning survey is the accuracy. With manual measuring and surveying, there’s always a risk of human error. This might not seem huge, but even the slightest mismeasurement could set projects back by weeks, even months. The more accurate your survey data is, the more confident you can be in moving ahead with the next stage. When you review the new and advanced technology of 3D scanning, you find relief in straight-forward and hassle-free processes for every and any site and building project.

The precise scanning available with point cloud capture allows us to effectively transfer your real-life space into a manageable, workable model that you can access from your laptop, tablet or smartphone. A 3D laser scanner rebuilds physical spaces from scratch in a virtual medium – meaning you can effectively edit and plan your space on the go, and can make adjustments without having to actually start work on manufacturing and labour.

The time you’ll save with laser scanning measured building surveys will be huge. Manual measuring takes painstaking days and weeks of effort. You’ll, of course, also save money on having to rectify any mistakes along the way, too.

Focusing on money, you’ll save, too, on labour costs and travel. With 3D mock-ups and built 2D drawings of your space that you can take with you on the go, there’s never a need to always be on-site. You won’t have to pay engineers and designers to keep heading back to your building to correct and adjust matters.

Ultimately, it also means you’ll be able to get your project up and moving sooner rather than later. Delays not only frustrate matters, they cost money, too. To keep your end clients happy, you’ll be glad of the fantastic support measured building surveys can grant you.

Is a measured building survey right for me?

Measured building surveys are fast becoming the leading standard for architectural planning. This is especially the case when it comes to 3D laser scanning. There are no capture and measurement methods more accurate, nor more cost-effective. What’s more, you can delegate all of the capture and measurement tasks to a friendly, professional team, ready and raring to go.

If you’re considering hiring an Edinburgh 3D laser scanning company for measured surveys, let us show you what we can do. Take a closer look at our 3D laser scanner technology, our previous projects and our scope – and get in touch either via web form or telephone to book your measured building survey today. Architecture and accuracy go hand in hand! Contact us today for your quote.


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    Author: Sonia
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