Skylines Article – 3D Scanning Brings Accuracy in Exterior Restoration

Alan Barr, owner of Stone Details, explains how technology brings important advances to surveys and documentation for existing buildings.

3D laser scanning and digital measuring devices have ushered in a new era of building surveying and documentation, but the days of tape measures and clipboards are not completely gone yet. Laser scanning and digital measuring systems have been around for years. These tools are used for a wide variety of building documentation needs, from obtaining the surface area square footage of complex rocked face building stones, to interior stud wall layout to scanning structures of historic sites.

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