Hochtief ViCon to extend Qatar service portfolio
Doha, June 26, 2014
Hochtief ViCon, a leading service provider in the field of virtual construction and Building Information Modeling (BIM), is set to extend its service portfolio in Qatar with the addition of laser scanning and associated as-built documentation on selected projects.
The recent advances in hardware technology and building information modeling (BIM) are helping to usher in a new level of scanning utilisation for the building construction industry, said a statement.
The scanning technology is becoming a critical function necessary to complete the integrated BIM cycle and provides a clear value-add for the integrated BIM workflow, it said.
The company’s 3D laser scanning solutions provide a cost effective and efficient method for gathering existing locations of building components and offer a range of options to satisfy needs for diverse construction projects.
The ability to capture detailed information about elements in their physical space allows for more precise use of data.
Whether capturing 3D information for co-ordination and prefabrication, or leveraging the quantity information for estimating and scheduling, laser scanning is surely a necessary endeavour to increase the accuracy of project information, said the statement.
The decreasing hardware costs and increased software capabilities have made 3D laser scanning a competitive advantage to complete integrated BIM cycles and to provide a clear value-add for the integrated BIM workflow, it said.
ViCon has recently secured two new laser scanning projects within Education City in Qatar in which it will be responsible to develop a proper as-built BIM documentation based on 3D laser scanning converted into an augmented BIM model. - TradeArabia News Service