Transforming Renovations with LIDAR Scanning

Utilizing an innovative technology to achieve precision

By: Leah Sookoo | Nov 03, 2022

Working on a renovation project is a meticulous endeavour, and a process that requires precision and accuracy. Recent technological advances with LIDAR surveys, also known as high definition surveying or reality capture, have allowed our firm to measure any physical site and transfer it into a digital space with remarkable accuracy.

Transforming Renovations with LIDAR Scanning

LIDAR uses light technology to measure – taking a beam at the speed of light, dividing it by half to create an image, or photographic model of the interior and exterior of a building. In the architectural design process, it has become a useful tool to measure space more accurately, resulting in fewer speed bumps along the way. 

Typically, when beginning a renovation or restoration project, a team would take physical calculations at the building site. Using AutoCAD, a 2D modeling software, they enter the measurements as the process continues. Often what we see is that a team must revisit the building site to recollect and document statistics, which leaves more room for error and minimizes efficiency.

With our own LIDAR machine for high definition surveying, we’ve been able to achieve a measure of accuracy that’s irregular in the industry. By working off of drawings produced by the LIDAR scans, we’re able to eliminate change orders caused by errors in drawings, which means the corresponding team receives information and numbers that allow them to create precise fits. 

LIDAR scanning requires training and tends to be inaccessible for some, and though the technology is expanding in small ways into phones and apps, optimized machines are required for full accuracy. We understand that the demand for LIDAR is growing, and we are proud to have this technology integrated into our process. With this remarkable technology, we can build the perfect drawings, allowing for accuracy and time savings.

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