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3D Laser Scanning

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GSA is currently encouraging, documenting, and evaluating 3D laser scanning technologies on a project-by-project need basis. 3D laser scanning has become a prominent vehicle for acquiring building spatial data in three dimensions with high fidelity and low processing time.

The rapid collection of 3D information serves several purposes across GSA business lines, including:

  • historical documentation;
  • facility condition documentation;
  • construction as-built development;
  • and BIM development.

GSA is partnering with other agencies and organizations, such as NIBS, NIST, ASTM, FIATECH, and SPAR Point to develop best practices and standards for 3D laser scanning.   GSA conducted pilot projects in Brooklyn, New York; Atlanta, Georgia; and Miami, Florida and will be including laser scanning best practices in BIM Guide 03.

GSA Building Information Modeling Guide 03 - 3D Laser Scanning DRAFT (1/2009)>>

Laser Scanning Program>>

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