Monthly Archives: May 2014

3D Imaging (laser scanning) vs. Traditional As-Built Documentation Methods

Selective sections from GSA BIM Guide Series 03 – BIM Guide For 3D Imaging   The economic decision to use 3D imaging systems versus other methods depends on several factors…. Important factors affecting the decision include project requirements (e.g., measurement

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Presentation at HxGn Live

Plans vs Scans

Larry Kleinkemper, AIA will be speaking at HxGN in Las Vegas on creating BIM models from plans vs scans. “Your ammunition for staying alive in business is designed to arm you with information to help win over potential clients. We

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What is 3D Imaging (Laser Scanning)

Selective sections from GSA BIM Guide Series 03 – BIM Guide For 3D Imaging The benefits of determining the spatial environment and as-built conditions have played a key role in reducing costs and delivering a higher quality engineering effort. 3D

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LOD – Development or Detail & Why it Matters

Pipes Level of Development

First of all, let’s establish what LOD stands for. Is it level of development or detail? People seem to use it interchangeably. Development vs. Detail  – The History According to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) release document E202 (AKA

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Revit Models in an Embedded 3D Viewer

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No matter how many screen shots you pull from a complete building model, it can never communicate all the detail of finished model. Well maybe it could, but who realistically wants to look at that many screen shots? That’s why

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Accuracy of Measurement

Selective sections from GSA BIM Guide Series 03 – BIM Guide For 3D Imaging 3.1.1. Sources of Error All measurements contain errors. Even measurements from a calibrated instrument are subject to random fluctuations or “noise”. Besides random errors, systematic errors

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