Laser Scanning Masonry Walls Omaha NE

Laser scanning and masonry construction in Omaha may seem like an odd combination. Laser scanning is a relatively new technology (less than ten years) while masonry has been around for centuries; however, scanning and masonry construction are in reality a natural combination.

DC Masonry Inc
(402) 896-8324
4908 S 61st St
Omaha, NE
 
AAA Chimney Sweep
(402) 330-6200
5088 S 106th St
Omaha, NE
 
Radil Robert E Tile Contr
(402) 571-4789
9823 Laurel Ave
Omaha, NE
 
Pool Steven
(402) 496-4776
14010 Camden Ave
Omaha, NE
 
Kehm Contractors Inc
(402) 341-6177
1624 Nicholas St
Omaha, NE
 
Cole Brother's Masonry Inc
(402) 932-3043
13301 Cooper St
Omaha, NE
 
Thompson Masonry
(402) 689-0831
Omaha, NE
 
Top Hat Industries Inc
(402) 496-4776
Omaha, NE
 
Seedroff Masonry Inc
(402) 895-4604
14711 Custer Rd
Omaha, NE
 
Manzitto Construction Co
(402) 334-2324
15132 Fieldcrest Dr
Omaha, NE
 

Laser Scanning Masonry Walls

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Source: MASONRY CONSTRUCTION MAGAZINE
Publication date: April 1, 2007

By Kenny Kendall

Laser scanning and masonry construction may seem like an odd combination. Laser scanning is a relatively new technology (less than ten years) while masonry has been around for centuries; however, scanning and masonry construction are in reality a natural combination.

While laser scanning can be used to verify new building tolerances, the real advantage is realized for existing construction. Older buildings suffer the effects of time, especially in freeze/thaw climates, unstable soils, or seismic areas. Eventually, masonry construction cracks, moves, or bulges. Masonry walls in this condition can suddenly topple to the street below, possibly with deadly effects.

In addition, masonry modifications, repairs, or other changes may not be reflected in the original design documents. Laser scanning records all movements as well as modifications.

Three components

Laser scanning consists of three main components: scanner, software, and computer. The scanner produces a laser beam of pulsed or phase shift energy from the unit to the area being checked. This pulse (point) of energy is reflected and returned to the unit where it is incorporated into the master point cloud. The returned point has all the correct spatial data, such as X, Y, and Z (elevation) coordinates of the area.

A point cloud of the structure above

Individual scanner set-ups and resultant point clouds can be regis...

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