The best in the biz: why you need construction lasers in 2022

Construction lasers are the industry standard for surveying a construction site’s every minute detail. Construction lasers capture an object’s spatial relationship and details using a laser light’s line.

The scanner then produces a point cloud image that replicates the scanned items, and is then used to create an accurate and highly detailed construction site model, one that is imperative for architects and construction companies.

Construction lasers should be used on all construction sites by now, and here are just five reasons why they are – and will continue to be – the first choice for detailed site surveying:

  • They improve surveying accuracy & quality

Construction lasers are the go-to for capturing information throughout the project planning phase. When an accurate model is captured from the project’s start, the need to redo plans is alleviated, thus producing a fundamental model for architects and construction companies to work off.

When a 3D model is captured, it is very hard to make mistakes that require redoing. What’s more, a 3D model can determine the difference in distance between what’s on the site and what’s listed on the design, further reducing the risk of problems occurring.

  • They can greatly reduce costs

Whilst manual land surveying can take up to weeks to finish, construction laser surveying can take just a few days to complete even a larger project. What’s more, the detailed 3D model ensures that you can develop a detailed workflow as well as know the exact distance of the prefabricated parts you need to complete the construction, thus further reducing costs.

Reducing costs is always important in construction, and the construction laser is designed to help do exactly that.

  • They provide an immediate reading

Construction lasers are designed to be highly portable and used on-the-go, making them a reliable and vital piece of technology for streamlining project management.

Furthermore, construction laser scanning ensures that you can produce 3D modelling in real time, which reduces the need to attempt any manual surveying which could easily result in mistakes.

This, as well as their ability to improve onsite operations, ensures a highly efficient system for accurate site surveying.

  • They improve design & planning

As 3D models can be uploaded onto a cloud system, construction companies can easily pinpoint discrepancies between onsite conditions and newly added plan elements. As the plans are there and available in real time, designers and planners can assess whether the drawings they have align with the modelling to ensure they want to go ahead without making any changes.

What’s more, construction laser scanning can help to minimise waste, something that is becoming more important in the planning phase. How? Because the 3D models help construction workers to determine the exact measurements of the prefabricated parts they need to complete the job, thus alleviating the need for wasted products (something which is also great for budgeting!).

  • Increased accuracy means increased safety

Because construction lasers are able to take an incredibly accurate land survey, they create a much safer workplace than manual surveying. Whereas manual surveying may miss out on some of the site’s key OH&S risks, a construction laser scan will surely pinpoint them and present them in the 3D model.

As construction lasers contain remote sensitivity and fast data capture, they greatly reduce the risk of putting your workers in unsafe situations. This is one of the key reasons why construction companies across Australia are incorporating them into the planning phase, especially in what can be a dangerous industry.

Jack Herold