3D laser scanning for Universities looking to expand and improve their campus


3D Laser Scanning Services for Universities

Universities undertaking expansion and renovation projects greatly benefit from DBS’s expertise in 3D laser scanning and Scan to BIM services, which are indispensable tools for capturing the intricate details of campus buildings and landscapes. With a diverse array of structures ranging from historic halls to high-tech laboratories, universities require precision and sensitivity to the existing architectural fabric during any change. DBS’s scanning and modeling services provide a comprehensive digital baseline that facilitates informed decision-making and planning.

BIM at water treatment plant

Utilizing BIM and 3D Laser Scanning for Optimizing Space

As university campuses evolve, efficiently utilizing space becomes critical. 3D scanning offers exact measurements and spatial relationships that are crucial for effective space management, allowing for the creation of new student areas or the repurposing of existing ones with minimal disruption.

university 3d laser scanning

Infrastructure Improvement with 3D Laser Scanning

Universities constantly upgrade their infrastructure to support new technologies and increased student enrollment. Scanning provides a detailed view of existing conditions, aiding in the seamless integration of new systems and ensuring ongoing operations are not adversely affected.

Design Visualization and Precision 

Transforming raw scan data into BIM models, DBS offers universities a robust framework for managing their facilities throughout the lifecycle of buildings. These BIM models serve as a dynamic resource during renovations

BIM enables architects, engineers, construction managers, and university stakeholders to work collaboratively. This shared platform enhances communication and coordination, ensuring that project objectives align with the university’s mission and vision.

Digital Building Services: 3d laser scanning for Universities 

McNeese State University

The primary goal was to create an interactive walkthrough of the engineering labs and classrooms. This digital tool would offer prospective students a firsthand view of the facility without physically visiting the campus, hence providing a unique perspective and allowing the university to market its infrastructure in an innovative manner.

Using state-of-the-art equipment, DBS scanned the interiors of individual labs and classrooms. The scope of the scanning covered a vast 20,000 square feet of interior space.