Scan to BIM

We provide a professional scan-to-BIM 3D modelling service, utilising the latest technology to convert point cloud and laser survey data into sophisticated 3D BIM models.

We already provide our scan-to-BIM modelling services to a number of sectors, including architects, retailers and main contractors. Our point cloud to BIM modelling involves developing architectural and structural building elements from 3D laser scanning data. We also provide MEP scan-to-BIM services to consulting engineers, MEP designers and MEP contractors.

Our point cloud modelling service is used to create accurate models for as-built purposes as well as for retrofit, refurbishment and renovation projects. We commonly combine scan-to-BIM models for existing buildings with models for new/renovated areas of a building.

Our BIM models are typically provided in Revit Architecture and Revit MEP; however, the process of getting a model from laser point cloud data to Revit is where our expertise and experience lies.

The raw survey data — a compilation of data from the rapid processing of millions of data points — is critical to the process of scan-to-BIM. However, without expert BIM modelling experience it is impossible to create a model that can be used by the entire design chain.

Whether using the raw survey data and images from a Leica Geosystems survey tool or from other laser survey tools, we use a range of specialist software tools, including Cloudworx to create accurate architectural and MEP models that reflect the current state of the building.

Scan-to-BIM tools provide a marked improvement to an existing-condition survey compared to traditional measured surveys. Our models include all current building elements such as beams, columns, ceilings, internal walls, external landscape elements and MEP fittings. Point cloud modelling is widely recognised to be more accurate than traditional surveys that are conducted using measuring tools.

The 3D BIM model has intelligence embedded within it, providing information, such as construction materials, condition and costs.

As well as creation of the 3D model in Revit from point cloud data, we also model any building alterations and changes from architectural and structural drawings, such as false ceilings and additional structural elements.