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Adaptive reuse is a process that involves repurposing an existing building for a use different from its original design. This process offers many benefits from a sustainability perspective. Here are some key points to consider:

    • Adaptive reuse minimizes the manufacturing of new materials, reducing waste and conserving resources.
    • Local governments often incentivize re-use and repurposing of old buildings, providing a boost to the local economy.
    • The data center industry has supported reuse of buildings, adapting otherwise unusable, expansive, abandoned land and structures like malls, prisons, and power plants.
    • Architects and engineers should design buildings with adaptation in mind, planning for disassembly and reuse to reduce waste and minimize energy consumption down the line.
    • The shift towards a circular economy is critical for a more sustainable future, and adapting old structures for current needs, leaning into efficiency gains, and recycling are important steps in this direction.

    One of the most practical tools in adaptive reuse (retrofitting of existing structures for new purposes) is 3D laser scanning. Here are some benefits of 3D laser scanning over conventional measurement methods:

      • No longer reliant on traditional measuring techniques that can be time-consuming, prone to errors, and may have physical and airborne hazards.
      • Delivery of an easy-to-navigate virtual building for the developers/owners that can be used to better communicate direction to design and construction members. The model is also an effective sales tool for potential tenants to explore the building space and explore opportunities for personalization or repurposing
      • Engineers and designers are provided with the ability to show floorplans or section views of any part of the building in seconds.
      • Decreased time and personnel requirements combined with increased safety
      • Ability to scan otherwise inaccessible or difficult to access areas.
      • Enables teams to understand the building better and to design at a building level, not a floor level.
      • Facilitates visualization, analysis, and modeling of continuous load-bearing structures.
      • Offers a cost-effective method of documenting buildings by capturing rich, 3D data that can be used directly in Building Information Modeling (BIM) software as well as downstream applications.

    If you are interested in learning more about 3D Laser scanning as a practical tool in adaptive reuse view our whitepaper HERE. If you would like to inquire about laser scanning services from Repro Products or request more information, click HERE

Category Archives: 3D Laser Scanning

Read our whitepaper on 3D Laser Scanning to gain insight into this invaluable tool for Adaptive Reuse projects.  The paper explores 3D laser scanning vs. conventional construction measuring techniques, the benefits of laser scanning as well as detailing an actual laser scanning projects and its application.   Click here to read.

Category Archives: 3D Laser Scanning

According to a recent market research study conducted by Market Reports Hub, the 3D Scanner market size is expected to grow, in terms of value, from $3.41 Billion in 2015 to $5.90 Billion by 2022 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.6% between the same time period. 

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The largest gain in popularity can be attributed to portable CMM-based 3D scanners because of the convenience and wealth of possibilities they afford for scanning tight spaces with a high rate of accuracy when applied to conventional and non-conventional scan jobs. Portable CMM-based scanners are categorized into handheld and articulated arm CMM. Expected to grow at the highest rate in the portable CMM category are the handheld 3D scanners. 

What is 3D Laser Scanning?

3D Laser Scanning is the process of collecting data points of physical objects using a line of laser light and transforming them into point clouds of data from the surface of said object. The scanner emits the laser light over its full field of view. When the laser light touches an object it then reflects back the light towards the scanner, sending the scanner x-y-z coordinates and information about every surrounding point allowing for a three-dimensional cloud of points to be gathered. 

This point cloud information can be saved and rendered in various design softwares, allowing for the creation of 2D CAD renderings, and the x-y-z coordinates allow for the creation of a 3D model. 3D scanners can improve the time of production operations, while reducing costs and redundancy of projects, allowing for less time needed for project timelines and meeting deadlines which results in a more efficient and cost-effective project for every stakeholder involved. 

Why Use 3D Laser Scanning?

There are a number of practical real-world applications for 3D Laser Scanning as it pertains to the AEC industry. 3D Laser Scanning services allow for improved Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions, such as procuring As-Built information for better communication, eliminating the need for manual field measurements, and shortening of project lifecycles. 

The cost of scanning services has decreased to now be competitive with manual measurement methods, thanks largely to the advancements in hardware and software solutions. Cost along with the increasing number of analytical options available thru 3D Laser Scanning is making it an increasingly attractive option to conduct detailed surveying of building structures. 


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