How Laser Scanning Enhances Quality and Cut Costs For Busy Contractors


When you need products that are consistent, reliable, and offer precise results, laser scanners can scan, survey, and map large areas with accuracy. These tools can speed up building projects and streamline workflows. 

The construction industry spends roughly $178 Billion on fixing errors according to a PlanGrid and FMI survey. Reworks can happen for a variety of reasons, and can impact project completion dates while incurring added costs. In the construction industry, measurement is the core step of any project. 3D Laser Scanning makes it easy to measure and document across all industries. With the 3D laser scanning tools, construction companies can experience fewer delays and minimize errors. 

Tools in the Field 

Contractors in all industries turn to the Leica RTC360 Laser Scanner for this easy to use, precise scanning tool that captures environments in 3D. Within minutes, the RTC360 collects data from your worksite, giving you high-quality imagery and spatial data to streamline your workflow. With a measuring rate of up to 2 million points per second and advanced HDR imaging system, the creation of colored 3D point clouds can be completed in under two minutes

With so many advances in scanning technology, a project that once took several hours to complete can now be done in a matter of minutes. When it comes to capturing images and dimensionally accurate point clouds in real-time, Leica Geosystems BLK2GO is fast, efficient and offers greater mobility for users. The BLK2GO handheld imaging laser scanner captures spaces in 3D as you move. With the push of a single button, you can now seamlessly scan using SLAM technology to record any given environment.

Scan&Go's Upside Down Tripod makes awkward underground spaces easily accessible for 3D scanning. The technology integrates traditional 3D scanning and surveying methods with motorized mobility and height and depth accessibility, to provide an entirely different perspective of how we look at our workflow. The bottom line - it speeds up the process and extends the range and accuracy of data capture.


Laser scanning is useful during various stages of a project's life. These tools give us data that can be used for more cost-effective solutions. Datum Tech Solutions offers training programs on both robotic and non-robotic Total Stations, 3D scanners, and Global Positioning Systems. To learn more about how laser scanning can enhance the quality and cut costs for contractors, contact us today!

Our favorite products featured in this blog

Leica RTC360 3D Laser Scanner

The Leica RTC360 3D reality capture solution empowers users to document and capture their environments in 3D, improving efficiency and productivity in the field and in the office through fast, simple-to-use, accurate, and portable hardware and software. The RTC360 3D laser scanner is the solution for professionals to manage project complexities with accurate and reliable 3D representations and discover the possibilities of any site.


The Leica RTC360 3D Laser Scanner is a highly portable and automated tool designed for maximum productivity. Capture scans, including enriching HDR imagery, in less than two minutes. The intuitive RTC360 also features edge computing for automatic registration of scans in real time and tags to augment data capture. Enjoy improved planning with this professional 3D laser scanner.


  • Highly portable, highly automated, intuitive and designed for maximum productivity, the RTC360 solution efficiently combines the RTC360 a high-performance 3D laser scanner, Leica Cyclone FIELD 360 mobile-device app for edge computing for automatically registering scans in real time, and Leica Cyclone REGISTER 360 PLUS office software to integrate your 3D model seamlessly into your workflow.
  • Capture scans, including enriching High-Dynamic Range (HDR) imagery, in less than two minutes.
  • Automatically record your moves from station to station to pre-register your scans in the field without manual intervention.
  • Augment your data capture with information tags illustrating the opportunities for better planning, reflect site reality, and boost your teams’ situational awareness
  • Directly publish your captured data from Cyclone FIELD 360 to Leica TruView Cloud to quickly exchange project information prior to import and registration"


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