3D Scanning Services

Kickstart employs the latest Faro technology in 3D laser scanning to provide the best quality scans and 3D models for our clients. Our LiDAR services produce highly accurate results, used by engineers, architects and facilities managers.

What Is Laser Scanning?

Laser scanning is a fast, highly accurate method of capturing three-dimensional cloud point data of any building or structure. Laser scanning offers the fastest, most accurate, non-contact measurement in the industry. Within a 25m radius, each scan point is accurate to +/- 2mm. Our 3D scanning services also provide digital photographs that can be overlaid on the point cloud data to create a three-dimensional photograph.

LiDAR point cloud data is now becoming a common currency within the AEC industry. As mainstream software tools such as Autodesk, Bentley CAD, ArchiCAD, and Vectorworks have incorporated the capability to work within the point cloud domain, operators at all levels and within all disciplines are beginning to appreciate the full value of working within a single, accurate and homogeneous survey model.

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LiDAR scan of Water Street Vancouver B.C.
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How Laser Scanning Works

Our phase-based scanner can send out 976,000 laser points per second. All these points are collected on the scanner and a typical scan takes just four minutes to collect a 360-degree scan.

By scanning from multiple locations and combining the scans into a single point cloud, we are able to create a data point cloud that represents an extraordinary level of detail of entire buildings. The point cloud generated from our 3D scanning services looks like an exact 3D replica of the site. This makes it very easy to visualize complex older buildings.

With our LiDAR services, field acquisition times are greatly reduced and the inevitable redundancy of data aspect provides an additional level of quality control, not possible with traditional survey instrumentation.

Without the need to create detailed time consuming and expensive 3D CAD models, the surveyor or end-user has the capability to extract vector distances, create 2D plans or elevations or cross-sections directly from the measurement domain, which in this case is a point cloud.

If detailed modelling is required, we can use the point cloud data to build accurate Revit models. Please see our 3D Modeling page for more information.