Point Cloud Scanned Surveys for BIM

As a result of growing demand in 3D point cloud models for integration into BIM software, Powers & Tiltman have invested in a Leica P40 ScanStation with Cyclone REGISTER and Cloudworx Pro AutoCAD software which delivers the highest quality 3D data and HDR imaging at a fast scan rate of 1 million points per second.

Whether you want to capture the 3D geometry of civil infrastructure, create an as-built representation of a large and complex building (inside or out), reconstruct a crime scene, create a heritage survey or generate 3D data for integration into Building Information Modelling (BIM), a scanned survey is the right choice delivering millions of detailed and accurate geo-referenced points.

Scanned surveys offered by this equipment are:

3D Building Modelling Surveys (external elevations and internal layouts)

Scan 2 BIM – 3D models for integration into BIM software.

Heritage Surveys

Conservation Surveys

Structure Monitoring

Volumetric Surveys

Event Planning



Frequently Asked Questions about BIM

  1. How does a scanned point cloud survey differ from standard measured building surveys?

    Measured building surveys are usually represented in a 2 dimensional setting such as a building elevation or a floor plan.  Our point cloud surveys uses 3 accurate geo-refernced dimensions (width, height and depth).

  2. Why is BIM useful?

    BIM can be utilised by many services at one time and as a platform this can be useful as it allows all parties to work together to establish highly accurate and standardised drawings that can be referred to at any time throughout the entirety of a project, from conception to completion.

  3. What is the role of a land surveyor within BIM?

    Land surveyors create accurate 3D model drawings of buildings or landscape that can be integrated into BIM software such as Revit and AutoCAD Civil 3D.  These can be scanned building facades or floor plans that can be produced in 3 dimensions.

  4. What is the extent of the Government Construction Strategy and its BIM requirements?

    Since the introduction of the Government Construction Strategy (GCS) in 2011, all government departments met their target to procure all public assets using BIM level 2 by the end of 2016. GCS 2016-20 will focus on realising the full benefits of BIM level 2 by aligning the interests of those who design and construct a building with those who are ultimately the end users. GCS has tasked the BIM Working group to continue to develop further measures to derive more savings and efficiencies from BIM level 2.