3D Laser Scanning

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3D laser scanning provides clients with a wealth of data on existing conditions at a significant cost savings. Psomas is proving the value of this advanced survey technology, providing fast 3D data collection with high accuracy and high resolution for applications ranging from roadways and rail corridors, utility corridors, waterways, ports, and airports, to as-built surveys, asset management, conceptual design, historical archiving and mechanical facilities.

Benefits of 3D Laser Scanning

Safety First: 3D laser scanners can be used in hazardous conditions, from the scanning of traffic lanes to hazmat sites and emergency response, creating a safe environment for survey crews, contractors and the public.

Cost Savings: Vast amounts of data can be acquired in minimal time and with less manpower. There is no interference with operations or construction activities.

Data-Rich File: Static or mobile 3D laser scanning produces highly accurate and rich site detail. 360° horizontal by 270° vertical field of view allows for “over-coverage” of the site. The end product is a data-rich file for current and future needs.

Deliverables: Deliverables can range from raw point clouds and 2D plans to Digital Terrain Models in traditional CAD formats and 3D as-built models for BIM projects or animations. Psomas can provide final products in all major file formats or distributed over a secure website.

Select 3D Laser Scanning Projects

SR 138 (SR 14) and Palmdale Boulevard Interchange Improvements
Palmdale, CA

Due to the high volume of traffic on Palmdale Boulevard and the limited green time for the left turn lanes at the off-ramps from SR-138 (SR-14), motorists experienced an extended wait at the “Continuous Green T- Intersection.” This project will improve levels of service by increasing capacity, reducing congestion, and improving overall operations and safety.

Otay Water District Steel Tank Scanning
Otay, CA

Otay Water District performs regular maintenance on two dozen above-ground steel tanks within their service area. In the past, imaging the interior condition and measuring the location of structural elements required a certified diver with a waterproof camera and a measuring tape.

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Lee Whiteley, PLS
Corporate Director of Survey & Mapping

• As-Built Surveys of Buildings & Facilities
• Asset Management
• Conceptual Design & Interference Checking
• Historical Archiving of Buildings & Cultural Sites
• Forensics