BD+C Magazine Article: “Laser Scanners Go Handheld”

Jason Christen, PMP, Senior Account Executive at SSOE, and Mark LaBell, Senior VDC Technical Leader, were both featured in a BD+C Magazine article that examines the rise of 3D laser scanners, which have recently evolved into handhelds. 3D laser scanning is the fastest, most efficient method to capture existing conditions. In addition to allowing us to scan harder-to-reach places, handheld scanners provide the ability to show clients results immediately after taking a scan with a workable model showing an accurate representation of the facility—a major benefit of the technology that often translates into cost savings for our clients.

As a result of using a handheld 3D scanner, SSOE was able to drastically change the design approach of a project, which resulted in a 7% efficiency gain in our productivity—the springboard that ultimately resulted in $1 million in cost savings for our client. Smaller, lighter, and more convenient than a traditional scanner, handheld scanners are incredibly useful on projects with smaller budgets that involve capturing detailed field conditions, such as piping and electrical.

To read the full article, click here.