When property owners and construction professionals update buildings, they face countless challenges and curveballs. Complications on a worksite during construction are often unearthed down the line, and unexpected deviations in printed plans can add even greater challenges to a renovation project. Your concrete sawing contractor can face particularly difficult tasks as they attempt to make holes and spaces for upgrades without hitting unexpected obstacles in opaque concrete slabs. While thorough planning and structural regulations can take some of the guesswork out of concrete sawing, there’s no telling what’s inside an existing concrete structure. Pre-pour scanning is a modern and innovative way to avoid unwanted complications in concrete sawing, and building owners, general contractors, and stakeholders all benefit from this invaluable technology.
Pre-Pour Scanning Creates a Roadmap to Success
Builders and architects of the past relied solely on physical blueprints and hand-drawn plans, and computer modeling has revolutionized the way structures are created and conceptualized. Pre-pour scanning is a new revolutionary method that makes construction faster, easier, and more economical over the life of the building. With pre-pour scanning, structures are scanned and photographed during construction to create a 3D model of any rebar, pipes, embeds, and other supports that will exist within and around a poured concrete slab. Professionals use HD cameras and class two lasers to capture accurate images, and the information they gather is translated into a “Point Cloud” consisting of millions of data points. From there, experts create a 3D image of the structure. This effectively captures any objects, supports, or other critical structural elements that may differ from the structure’s stated plans, providing accurate measurements within two millimeters.
How Pre-Pour Scanning Helps Your Concrete Sawing Contractor
The images and models created with pre-pour scanning are invaluable for all kinds of tradespeople and contractors. With clear documentation available, your concrete sawing contractor and any other professionals who work on your building in the future can easily avoid obstacles and features that would otherwise be unexpected. Pre-Pour Scanning eliminates the need for GPR or X-Ray Scanning, is more accurate than both GPR and X-Ray, and is able to identify non-metallic items such as composite rebar and PVC, that are virtually invisible to GPR and X-Ray. Investing in pre-pour scanning allows construction professionals to anticipate complications and adjust their plans accordingly, all without having to cut open a wall or concrete slab. This results in projects that are completed faster, cheaper, and easier. However, using this valuable data requires a bit of foresight. Pre-pour scanning can only be done before concrete slabs are poured, so building owners and decision-makers must incorporate this technology early on in order to receive the most benefit.
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