Optima Systems, Bath, UK

3D Laser Scanning has changed the survey industry for good. Arguably traditional methods remain preferential in some circumstances but that is not the case when capturing steel frame geometry.

3D Laser Scan To Revit BIM Model, Bath, Uk

Optima Systems 3D Revit Model Showing The Detailing Of The Steel Frame


We highlight as example the survey for Optima Systems. Our Client is considering the modification and extension of their manufacturing plant on the outskirts of Bath. The survey brief required precise detailing of the existing steel frame and 3D Revit BIM deliverable.

In the past the building would have been surveyed with a Total Station and Distometer. Whilst accurate the process was lengthy and required 2 surveyors. Each column and beam being surveyed a single point at a time. Given the low-density data capture we would need to support the survey with photogrammetry. Production of the 3D Revit BIM model is equally time consuming from a 3D Points Topographical Survey.

Thankfully today we have the benefit of being able to survey with Faro Focus Laser Scanners. These agile instruments need a single surveyor in half the time. Moreover, the data capture is comprehensive in comparison recording almost 1 million dimensions per second. With simultaneous high definition imaging we possess all we require to generate precision 3D Revit Models. Detailing is accurate down to nut and bolt level and provides the ability to take off sections through the steel and joints.

3D Laser Scan Survey To Revit BIM Model, Bath, UK

Expanded View Capturing Roof Geometry & Administration Block

Optima is one of many similar surveys such as Building D24 on the Berkeley Power Station campus or our work at the Nisbitts distribution centre in Avonmouth, Bristol.

3D Laser Scan To BIM Model, Berkeley Nuclear Power Station, Gloucestershire

3D Laser Scan To BIM Model, Berkeley Nuclear Power Station, Gloucestershire

Nisbits Distribution Centre, Avonmouth, Bristol

Nisbitts Distribution Centre, Avonmouth, Bristol


Surveybase Limited offer a professional and trusted survey solution geared for large format education, healthcare, commercial and industrial sites. We possess the training, certification and warranties needed to successfully manage major survey commissions.

If you would like to find out more about our TopographicalMeasured Building, Utilities or Scan To BIM survey services please visit the Surveybase website or contact London 02039 066892 or Bath 01225 314370. To obtain a quotation please email your brief to mailto:jordan.king@surveybase.co.uk or use our online quotation portal; Fast Quote.

Surveybase Limited operate throughout the UK along the M4 corridor and surrounding counties including major commercial centres of Cardiff, Bristol, Swindon, Reading to London and the entire South East.


Client: Optima Systems Industry: Industrial Service(s): Laser Scan Bim

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