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Point clouds are large datasets that represent objects or a space. Each point in the dataset represents a set of X, Y and Z geometric coordinates and an intensity value, which records the strength of the return signal based on surface reflectivity. When combined, these points form a point cloud, a collection of data points in space that represent a 3D shape or object. In its simplest form point clouds are digital representations of the real world. 

Wesbuilt has invested in the Trimble X7 and Matterport Pro 2 laser scanners & can now take as built scans of proposed, active or completed project space.  Our experienced BIM team employs this laser scanning technology to provide unparalleled accuracy in digital representation of your structure. We maximize your ability to tackle your project with compressed scheduling, mitigated risk and radically reduce build and renovation costs. Here at Wesbuilt we find that accurate point clouds are invaluable for monitoring and validating new construction projects.

Trimble X7 & Matterport Pro-2

In the current era, any construction design project involves several stakeholders such as structural engineers, architects, contractors, suppliers and vendors, sometimes making the project completion process highly-complex. On top of it, the whole building design and construction ecosystem are facing the challenge of timely completion of projects. In such a scenario, accuracy and precision are critical elements during the design phase.

Here at Wesbuilt, in house clash detection is a critical component of the integrated BIM modeling process. With our scanned point cloud data, architectural model and individual trade shop drawings we run clash detection through the 3D design software of Navisworks. Hard clashes are prioritized and can be speedily identified to the architect and engineer teams for review in the pre-construction phase. This process aids us in identifying where the independent models clash with each other- finding where elements from one model overlap the elements of models from other architect-engineering design disciplines. Clash detection ensures every aspect works hand-in-hand and nothing is incompatible.

Autodesk & Procore

BIM-to-Field is the process of taking the accurately created BIM model and using it to inform accurate construction, operations or maintenance out on site.

Here at Wesbuilt, we utilize the Trimble RPT 600 which enables us to import the BIM model data to a hand-held tablet device in the field (Trimble T10). This data is then relayed to the RPT which allows us to perform accurate lay-out to a tolerance of 1/16’’.

Points can be generated through Trimble’s plugin on AutoCAD, Revit and SketchUp known as Trimble Field Points. Any variations to the model data due to changing conditions on site can be logged and fed-back as as-built data to the project team. From an efficiency point of view, the 3D model can be set-out in the field with a highly precise and accurate instrument, where human error is greatly reduced. Additionally it enables one individual to set-out five times as many points as a two person team using manual methods.

Trimble RPT600

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