ROI of Laser Scanning for the AEC Industry

January 21, 2016

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Data on ROI of Laser Scanning for AEC Industry

Postby kickstart » Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:22 pm

Hi All,

I’m working on a whitepaper about the ROI and/or cost savings benefits of using laser scanning applications in the fields of architecture, engineering, and construction. With the price laser scanners dropping significantly over the past several years (into 5 figures as opposed to 6 figures), there seems to be growing evidence that despite the relatively high cost of entry, laser scanning equipment can pay for itself pretty quickly.

I’ve been looking at a couple of good reference articles recently that provide some decent talking points:

http://lineshapespace.com/how-laser-scanning-helps-a-building-company-save-time-and-money/
http://constructrealityxyz.com/test/ebook/LGS_AU_When%20to%20Use%20Laser%20Scanning.pdf
http://rhodes-group.com/newsletter/winter-2012/scanning-the-third-dimension-a-look-at-3d-laser-scanning-in-the-construction-industry-and-beyond/

These articles all provide some good high-level information (i.e. “It’s been reported that 3D scanning can reduce total project costs by as much as 5 – 7% and the schedule by as much as 10% on industrial projects.”). However I’d get other first hand accounts of cost savings achieved through the use of laser scanning technology. Alternatively, if you have insights into hidden costs or other negative impacts (cost-wise) of using laser scanning for AEC applications, that would be really useful as well.

Thanks for advance for any input, and thanks for reading!

– Andrew

 

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