From the Contractor’s Perspective
“Without laser scanning, the potential conflicts and issues arising from the existing conditions of the building would not have been identified or defined well enough for resolution until many months into the project (based on the original schedule). With 3D laser scanning, the team was able to gain three months on the project schedule and obtain invaluable insight to avoid prolonged delays and large cost overruns.
One of the challenges with 3D laser scanning is to determine the actual value it brings to a project. While we have avoided time delays, the benefit is difficult to quantify on a cost/benefit basis. That said, 15 weeks into the project, we are within days of the original schedule on the critical path and three months ahead on five of the eight floors. This is a testament to the value RICK’s services have brought to the project. Without 3D laser scanning, this project would be far behind schedule and over budget, and no one would even know it – at least not yet.”