'Scan to BIM' refers to using Laser Scanning equipment within the built environment to produce a point cloud. These types of surveys are highly accurate, especially in complex buildings, and are also considerably quicker than traditional surveys.
A point cloud can then be loaded into modelling software and a model can be produced. This can benefit the client in a range of ways:
E McMullan were tasked to carry out Laser Scanned Survey of the Chapel of the Ressurection, in North Belfast and produce an accurate federated model of survey.
A Survey needed to be carried out on the Chapel of the Ressurection in North Belfast, finished circa. 1989, due to the Chapel being a listed building which restricts traditional surveys being carried out on the building. A survey and corresponding 3D model would enable the client to plan for the proposed restoration works to be carried out on the external fabric of the Chapel.