There’s a lot of buzz about BIM – Building Information Modeling – and what its rapid adoption means to surveying, design and construction professionals. BIM allows the generation and management of physical and functional properties of a building by digital representation. The surveying and mapping firm Woolpert was recently involved in a large BIM project that took advantage of current advances in field data capture and office processing based on Leica Geosystems laser scanners and point cloud software. These advances significantly improved the efficiency of applying 3D laser scanning for the creation of accurate, intelligent 3D models – the foundation of BIM.
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