Building documentation that can be used for measurements at any time

Building documentation that can be used for measurements at any time

Expected profit: 5-10% cost reduction, but in the case of an emergency this documentation could save lives or act as evidence
Expected cost: 0% if scanned building documentation is already available in the course of any construction or remodeling work
Products used: Leica BLK360

It is best if there is the opportunity to survey all building engineering elements, cabling, ducting and all other data to be concealed in the course of the construction or refurbishment of buildings. This has to be performed with the Leica BLK360 laser scanner, which records a momentary precise and measurable status image of the site.

The documentation created in this way can be used effectively for the planning of later reconstruction or extension work and for minimizing the costs involved. If the requirement, for example, is to create the water supply connection for a new shower unit, by using the measurable panorama views recorded by the Leica BLK360 during the construction or reconstruction, the water pipes and connections available in the wall can be located at precision under 1 cm. It is then sufficient to dismantle just that few square centimeters where the water connection needs to be installed. This does not only reduce construction costs but also a great deal of working time, because the locations can be handed back more quickly and put to work.

Rarely there are times when in the case of an unexpected fault, damage or emergency it would be good to find out precisely how the given room, building section or engineering block looked. Faults may occur in gas, water or electric lines when their environment has to be checked for the presence of other systems that could represent a significant risk of damage before repair work is started. In situations like these the Leica BLK360 system may be used in order to minimize damage and injury, or, in the worst case, to provide evidence of the given situation before the event. In all cases by using the Leica BLK360 application the data can be retrieved immediately and inspected even on site.