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The advantages of 3D scanning for the AEC industry

By March 9, 2023Services, Uncategorized

3D scanning is a process that uses specialized equipment to capture the shape and appearance of objects or environments in three dimensions. The AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) industry can benefit greatly from 3D scanning in the following ways:


  • Accuracy: 3D scanning produces highly accurate digital models of real-world objects and environments. This level of accuracy is essential in the AEC industry, where precision is required in design, construction, and renovation projects.
  • Efficiency: 3D scanning allows AEC professionals to capture data quickly and efficiently, reducing the time and resources required to collect information about a site. This can help to speed up the design process and reduce the cost of construction projects.
  • Safety: 3D scanning can be used to capture data in hazardous environments, such as construction sites, without putting workers at risk. This technology can also be used to identify potential safety hazards before construction begins, helping to prevent accidents and injuries.
  • Communication: 3D scanning produces detailed digital models that can be shared easily between project stakeholders, including architects, engineers, contractors, and clients. This can help to improve communication and collaboration throughout the project.
  • Preservation: 3D scanning can be used to capture and preserve historical buildings and landmarks. By creating digital models of these structures, they can be studied, restored, and even replicated with a high level of accuracy.
  • Overall, 3D scanning is a powerful tool for the AEC industry, providing accurate, efficient, and safe data collection, improving communication and collaboration, and allowing for the preservation of important cultural landmarks.

SABP/Embee Companies offers 3D scanning services, among other services related to engineering, design, and manufacturing. Please contact us to learn more. (949) 756-1001