How Adoption of Scan to BIM Services for As-Built Can be Helpful & Beneficial

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Last updated Mar 17, 2023

Scan to BIM technology creates 3D digital models of buildings using laser scans. It enhances efficiency, accuracy, and communication in as-built projects, enabling informed decisions and cost savings.

Scan-to-BIM modeling is becoming increasingly popular in the building design and construction industry, especially for large-scale expansions, renovations, and restorations. The new shell’s reduced construction and material costs can offset the renovation cost. In addition, the raw materials needed for upgrading buildings are less than those needed for building a brand new building, which results in marked environmental benefits.

Implementing Efficient Construction Practices with Point Cloud to BIM

Implementing efficient construction practices with point cloud to BIM modeling services has revolutionized the construction industry by enabling accurate and efficient measurement of building elements. Point Cloud to BIM technology allows contractors to create detailed 3D models of buildings from laser scans or photographs, providing a comprehensive view of the structure. 

This technology streamlines the design and construction process by improving stakeholder communication, reducing errors and rework, and ultimately saving time and money. With the help of point cloud-to-BIM services, contractors can plan and execute projects more efficiently, ensure greater precision in their work, and reduce waste and delays. As the construction industry becomes increasingly complex, adopting this technology has become essential to remain competitive and deliver high-quality projects.

Scan to BIM enables an Interactive engagement with the existing environment

  •  The existing condition of a structure can be upgraded into a smart structure by upgrading the existing conditions.
  • There is the possibility of integrating campuses into an integrated network of as-built services.
  • There is more to reviewing and managing the whole system than just the structure of an individual company.

Scan-to-BIM benefits across the entire project lifecycle

1. Pre-Design and Survey

Using this method, an orthographic projection can be obtained immediately from laser scanning as part of a survey. The scope of design purposes can also be accurately accounted for, and the data can be gathered dimensionally accurately. The whole process can be completed in a shorter period of time and with less effort than manual surveying methods.

2. Construction Design and Documentation

There is a complete record of all the architectural features and the precise location of all the design data. Using orthographic projects can greatly enhance the precision of dimensional and architectural data. Remote access allows the survey data to be visualized, thus reducing site visits and improving design efficiency. Troubleshooting is also easier, resulting in better designs.

3. Bidding

Scan-to-BIM services allow remote access to survey data collected during a survey. In turn, this leads to more accurate contractor pricing as well as a reduction in the number of bid qualifications.

4. Contract Administration

With scan-to-BIM technology, communication between parties can be improved due to improved collaboration. As a result, there is a reduction in the number of change orders and unnecessary site visits.

5. Post Construction

The BIM data can be used to obtain vendor services and manage the construction site post-construction. Furthermore, it can also be effectively used for planning future development and displaying buildings effectively. The laser survey data captured by the building upgrade and the regenerated and upgraded data for BIM purposes can also be effectively utilized to market the building.

Scan to BIM Services for architects, surveyors, contractors, and quality professionals.

Architects, surveyors, contractors, and quality professionals can precisely and accurately plan and execute renovation, retrofit, and maintenance projects accurately with BIM virtual design and construction.

  • Scanning to BIM technology can be used by architects and architectural firms to survey existing conditions and create integrated documents for existing work and renovations. They can assist with the construction process and monitor installation and sustainability requirements.
  • Further scanning into BIM data enables contractors to validate design documents, create existing condition models, monitor the construction installation, and validate changes to work orders.
  • The owner can validate existing conditions and the interface for the design document. With BIM, they can also create documents that are fully capable of managing facilities based both on existing conditions and new design data.
  • Monitoring construction services, validating installations, and creating smart models for ongoing quality control are some of the uses of the scan to BIM data for quality managers.

Scan to BIM as a Service

Scan to BIM as a Service (S2BaaS) is a cloud-based solution that enables architects, surveyors, contractors, and quality professionals to outsource their Scan to BIM needs to a third-party provider. 

S2BaaS providers typically use advanced laser scanning technology to capture precise measurements of a building or structure and convert that data into a digital BIM model. By leveraging the expertise of a specialized provider, organizations can save time, reduce costs, and improve the accuracy and quality of their BIM models. S2BaaS also enables organizations to scale their Scan to BIM capabilities as needed without investing in expensive hardware or software.


Laser scan to BIM services creates accurate BIM models based on existing construction projects. Residential, commercial, infrastructural, educational, sports, and mixed-use projects can be expanded and renovated using point cloud to BIM services. The BIM process utilizes a 3D laser scan to deliver parametric as-built models for pipes, slabs, walls, roof planes, facades, and landscapes for architectural, structural, and plumbing services.

The Scan to BIM modeling team at BIMsrv has experience producing as-built 3D BIM models and 2D drawings that provide detailed information to customers to validate, plan, and compare designs, check interferences, demolish or add components, document existing building conditions, take off quantities and estimate budgets. The BIM design process ensures that verification is achieved. Our point cloud modeling services follow national and international BIM standards.


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