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Our 3D laser scanning provides unmatched precision, efficiency, and comprehensive data for building assessment and management.

Benefits of 3D Laser Scanning

In addition to cutting-edge drone technology, BEPG offers innovative 3D laser scanning for assessing and documenting building and other structure conditions, providing businesses with multiple benefits unmatched by traditional inspection methods.

Cost Effective

The efficiency and accuracy of 3D laser scanning help avoid costly mistakes and reworks. By accurately capturing the site's conditions from the start, projects can proceed with fewer unexpected issues, reducing overall project timelines and associated costs.


The technology enables building envelope consultants to collect data from a safe distance, minimizing the need to access potentially dangerous sites or climb on structures. This remote capability reduces the risk of accidents and ensures a safer working environment for all involved.


The ability to quickly scan large spaces with 3D laser scanning technology translates into significant cost and labor savings. Rapid data collection reduces the time required on-site, accelerating the progress of building assessments and enabling swift decision-making.


3D laser scanning offers unparalleled accuracy in capturing the details of a building's exterior, with measurements often within 1/8" to 1/4". This level of precision is critical for thorough analysis and assessment of visible building conditions.


From landscaping challenges to indoor scanning capabilities, 3D laser scanning is adaptable to a wide range of environments and structures. Its utility extends beyond the reach of traditional methods, making it an invaluable tool in complex scenarios where other technologies may falter.

Easily Handle Complexity

Traditional surveying methods can struggle with complex structures and intricate details. 3D laser scanning captures the nuances of such geometries, ensuring that even the most complicated designs are documented accurately for analysis, planning, and execution.

3D Laser Scanning Services

We use our LIDAR laser scanner to assess, measure, and document structures when a drone inspection isn't feasible or necessary, and a 3D model is desired to offer a detailed, accurate representation of your building to facilitate proactive maintenance and planning.

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LIDAR Laser 3D Scanning

Precision, efficiency, and comprehensive insight are not just important, they are transformative in building assessment and management. BEPG's game-changing 3D Laser Scanning service is a state-of-the-art solution that revolutionizes how building owners and property management professionals understand and maintain their structures, offering a new level of precision and efficiency.

LIDAR (Laser Imaging, Detection, and Ranging) laser scanning stands at the forefront of this revolution, offering an advanced remote sensing technology that uses laser light to sample the surfaces of buildings meticulously. This process yields exceptionally detailed 3D representations with accuracy, often within 1/8" to 1/4", making it an indispensable tool for assessing buildings with envelope issues—roofing, exterior walls, or below-grade waterproofing—or for any scenario requiring high-precision data.

The power of BEPG's LIDAR 3D Laser Scanning service lies in its remarkable measurement accuracy and cost-saving efficiency. It's an easy-to-use tool capable of navigating complex landscapes and even offers indoor scanning capabilities. 3D laser scanning presents a comprehensive solution that goes beyond the reach of traditional methods and drones. Whether faced with dense tree cover surrounding a structure or the need for detailed interior scans, 3D laser scanning provides invaluable insights into the visible external conditions and configurations of buildings, all while delivering significant cost savings and reducing labor through its quick, large-area coverage.

At the heart of our 3D laser scanning service is a laser mounted on a tripod strategically deployed around the structure for all-encompassing coverage. This device emits laser pulses that reflect off various surfaces, with these reflections captured to create a "point cloud"—an intricately detailed 3D model of the scanned building. This model provides a comprehensive view of the structure's exterior state, empowering stakeholders with the depth of understanding necessary for informed decision-making.

Choosing BEPG's 3D Laser Scanning service means embracing a new era of building assessment. It represents a significant leap over traditional inspection techniques, introducing levels of detail and efficiency that conventional methods and even drone surveys struggle to match. What sets us apart is our ability to integrate 3D laser scanning data with drone-generated meshes for even greater accuracy, a feature not commonly found in other services. Whether for detailed evaluations, periodic health checks of structures, or this unique integration capability, BEPG's 3D Laser Scanning service is an indispensable tool in modern building assessment, promising a more innovative and informed approach to construction and maintenance.

For those responsible for building integrity and maintenance, embracing BEPG's 3D laser scanning can mean the difference between proactive prevention and costly repairs. Our service can help you avoid expensive repairs later by identifying potential issues early on. To learn more about how 3D laser scanning can elevate your building assessment or management processes and potentially save you money in the long run, contact BEPG—your expert partners in harnessing the full potential of this powerful tool.

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Point cloud created from LIDAR laser scanning

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Assessing a Building or Structure After 3D Laser Scanning

Following a comprehensive 3D laser scanning session, building owners and managers are positioned to receive intricate and precise results swiftly. Leveraging the advanced capabilities of LIDAR technology and the expertise of seasoned professionals, BEPG's 3D laser scanning service transcends traditional assessment and inspection methods, offering a detailed three-dimensional point cloud and high-resolution images. These assets equip BEPG's building envelope consultants with the tools to analyze structural anomalies, potential issues, or damage across the building's exterior, interiors, and critical infrastructures.

This step in the assessment process is vital for ensuring a property's structural integrity, efficiency, and longevity. It also represents a significant advancement in resource conservation, saving invaluable time and costs in the long term. Opt for BEPG's 3D Laser Scanning services to refine your assessment procedures, guaranteeing precise, reliable outcomes that empower informed decision-making regarding your property's maintenance and management.

Highlights of 3D Laser Scanning Assessment

  • Revolutionize Building Assessment with Unmatched Precision: Experience a new frontier in building and structural assessment with our state-of-the-art 3D laser scanning technology. This method captures every minute detail of a building's architecture, providing architects, engineers, and construction professionals with accurate data for analysis, planning, and execution.
  • Comprehensive Data, Streamlined Analysis: Move beyond traditional limitations with a holistic view of your property. Our 3D laser scanning technology eliminates the need to collate data, offering a unified, detailed building structure model manually. The 3D model facilitates easy access and manipulation of data for architects, engineers, designers, and contractors, streamlining the design and review processes.
  • Enhanced Inspection Capabilities for Informed Decisions: Our LIDAR-based assessments provide thorough documentation of a building's condition, supporting critical tasks from structural integrity checks to maintenance planning and energy efficiency evaluations. This comprehensive insight is invaluable across construction, historic preservation, maintenance, and rehabilitation, making our 3D laser scanning service an essential tool for industry professionals.
  • Tailored Solutions for Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Rehabilitation: Whether it's aiding in the intricate design process, ensuring compliance with engineering standards, facilitating efficient construction project management, or guiding maintenance and rehabilitation efforts, our 3D laser scanning service is designed to meet the industry's diverse needs. It provides a robust foundation for precision-driven projects, enhancing quality, safety, and sustainability.

Choosing BEPG's 3D Laser Scanning services means embracing an innovative building and structural assessment approach. It's about committing precision, efficiency, and informed decision-making that aligns with the dynamic demands of architecture, engineering, construction, and rehabilitation projects.


When do you use 3D laser scanning instead of a drone inspection?

3D laser scanning is often preferred over drone inspection when projects demand the highest level of detail and accuracy, particularly for measurements within 1/8" to 1/4". This method captures intricate details of building exteriors and interiors, making it ideal for assessing complex envelope issues or when precise data is crucial. It outperforms drones in scenarios requiring indoor scans or navigating challenging landscapes, such as dense foliage. The technology's rapid scanning capability and cost and labor efficiency make it an invaluable tool in situations where detailed, accurate representations of a structure are essential for thorough analysis and assessment.

What type of data does a 3D laser scan produce?

A 3D laser scan produces highly accurate and detailed data in the form of point clouds. These point clouds are generated from millions of precise measurements or data points, creating an extremely accurate 3D model of an object or structure. 

What is the difference between a photomesh and a point cloud?

The primary difference between a photomesh and a point cloud lies in their composition and the type of detail they provide. A point cloud, which is generated from LIDAR laser scanning, excels in accuracy, offering precise three-dimensional models created from millions of data points. This method ensures a highly accurate representation of the scanned area or object. On the other hand, a photomesh is created from drone inspections and consists of 3D models derived from drone photographs. Due to its photographic basis, a photomesh includes more 'visual' information, capturing the visual details and textures of the scanned area with greater fidelity. While point clouds deliver unmatched precision in measurements, photomeshes bring the visual aspects to the forefront, providing a different layer of detail that complements the structural accuracy of point clouds.

Can 3D laser scanning data be integrated with other types of data?

Yes, 3D laser scanning data can be integrated with other data types for a more comprehensive assessment. Specifically, by merging LIDAR-derived point clouds from ground or roof-based scans with photomeshes created from drone inspections, BEPG can harness both the pinpoint accuracy of LIDAR and the rich visual details captured by our drones. This fusion produces a hybrid model that showcases point clouds' meticulous detail and precision and includes vivid photographic quality of photomeshes. Such integration is particularly valuable for achieving depth in the 3D model and accessing line-of-sight perspectives that might be difficult with LIDAR 3D laser scanning alone. Through this approach, the resulting model benefits from the strengths of both data types, providing a detailed and visually rich representation of the structure in question.

Images of a BEPG roof-based LIDAR laser scan in progress.

What are the limitations of 3D laser scanning?

While 3D laser scanning is a powerful tool, it has limitations, such as difficulty capturing highly reflective or transparent surfaces and challenges in scanning over long distances without loss of accuracy. 

How long does it take to perform a 3D laser scan?

The time required to complete the 3D laser scanning process depends on the complexity and size of the project. Small to medium-sized projects might only take a few hours, while more extensive or complex sites could require several days of scanning.

Can 3D laser scanning be used for both interior and exterior scans?

Yes, 3D laser scanning is versatile and can be employed for detailed scans of both interior spaces and exterior facades, landscapes, and structures. It's effective in capturing detailed information about architectural features and construction conditions, and BEPG does conduct interior scans when the documented data will augment and help assessment of external systems.

What are the benefits of using 3D laser scanning over traditional assessment methods?

Benefits include significantly increased speed and efficiency, the ability to capture vast amounts of data with high precision, reduced need for return visits to the site, enhanced safety by minimizing the need to access dangerous areas, and the capability to share and collaborate using digital data easily.

How accurate is 3D laser scanning?

The accuracy of 3D laser scanning can vary depending on the equipment used but typically falls within the range of a few millimeters. BEPG's high-end scanners can achieve accuracies of 1/8" to 1/4".

How can 3D laser scanning data be used?

Data from 3D laser scanning can be used for a variety of purposes, such as creating detailed 3D models for architectural planning, assisting in the design process for renovations, ensuring buildings are constructed according to plans, and producing accurate records of existing conditions for building preservation and maintenance.

Can 3D laser scanners see through walls?

No, 3D laser scanners cannot see through walls. The technology works by emitting laser beams that bounce off surfaces and return to the scanner, which then calculates distances based on the time it takes for each beam to return. Since these laser beams cannot penetrate solid objects like walls, 3D laser scanners can only capture the directly visible surfaces. This means they are excellent for creating highly accurate representations of the visible exteriors and interiors of structures, but they cannot detect or image anything that is hidden behind or within opaque obstacles.

What industries benefit from 3D laser scanning?

Numerous industries reap the advantages of precision, efficiency, and versatility of 3D laser scanning techniques. This includes sectors such as architecture, where it aids in the detailed planning and modeling of structures; engineering and construction, for accurate measurements and project planning; manufacturing, for the design and quality control of components; real estate, offering detailed property visualizations; historic preservation, by documenting and preserving heritage sites; entertainment, in creating detailed sets and virtual environments; law enforcement, for comprehensive crime scene documentation; and archaeology, in capturing and analyzing ancient sites without invasive techniques.

Specifically, BEPG leverages 3D laser scanning to enhance our specialized services in diagnosing and resolving building envelope issues. We utilize this cutting-edge technology to accurately assess and analyze the condition of buildings, focusing on roofing, exterior walls, and waterproofing systems. The precision data gathered enables us to identify problems with unparalleled accuracy, facilitating the development of effective repair strategies and ensuring that buildings are protected against environmental elements. These applications of 3D laser scanning underscore its significance in improving building integrity and longevity, demonstrating its value across a wide range of professional fields, including specialized building consultancy services like ours.

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