Case Study: Scan&Go & Katerra’s New Timber Facility

Scan&Go in Action

Since its recent touchdown on the American market, Scan&Go has already begun revolutionizing the industry. The integration of traditional surveying methods and motorized mobility grants an entirely different perspective of how we look at our workflow.


 Scan&Go touches down in Spokane, WA, at Katerra's new Timber facility site.

With the option of bypassing multiple set-ups between scans and features like newfound vantage points or a significant decrease in travel time, Scan&Go’s innovative technology has transformed the once dreaded, large scan into a simple stroll around the block. The results? Just take a look at what's happening in Eastern Washington.

Sustainability & Opportunity in Spokane

Katerra, a pioneer in material manufacturing, first announced the inception of their newest timber facility in late September of 2017. The 250,000 sq. foot facility aims to optimize the industry with sustainable lumber products like Glulam and cross-laminated timber (CLT); state-of-the-art building materials that are further achieving safer structures while simultaneously satisfying economics and the environment.


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 Say goodbye to scanning & stopping and say hello to Scan&Go!

"The faster Katerra gets their facility, the faster economic inclination can take way, and that's where Scan&Go comes in."

Aside from providing thousands of new jobs to the City of Spokane, WA, after completion, the large-scale development has already brought over 150 construction related jobs onto the site. Katerra also has a number of big projects lined up that will bring significant growth to the city. Spokane’s economic future is already looking bright with projects like the Community Cancer Fund, the Ronald McDonald House, and Kootenai Health (Waldon House). In short, the faster the sustainable building advocates of Katerra get their facility, the faster economic inclination can take way, and that's where Scan&Go comes in.

Scan&Go Speeds Up Development

With such a large project at hand, time is crucial. Scanning large properties can be long and grueling—sometimes setting back building production weeks or even months. Even with the combined expertise of construction giants like McKinstry—the specialists in sustainable building—and Lydig Construction—60-year veterans who never stop pushing the limits in design—survey time is an unavoidable factor that can only go so fast.


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ICR80 adds quick construction layout in addition to scanning.

It doesn’t matter how efficient the surveyor is, there are only so many layout points one can acquire from standard equipment. Furthermore, on huge properties such as the new Katerra facility, traditional methods can only go so fast. By being able to easily attach the RTC360 to the roof of a vehicle, travel time has been significantly reduced, unattainable layout points have been gathered, and only one set-up before scanning and one breakdown after the scan has been necessary.

Proud to be Exclusive Providers

As exclusive providers of Scan&Go, we’re proud to offer such new streamlined solutions to pioneers of the industry. One of the greatest challenges in construction development is offering a level of structural integrity that goes above and beyond while still maintaining economic and environmental relevancy. Scan&Go is one giant stepping stone in consistently achieving both the former and the latter, allowing the experts more time to concentrate on building production.

Building faster, safer and more sustainable structures not only ensures a better future for businesses and their employees, they solidify a healthy home for every generation to come. Remember, time isn’t just money… time is tomorrow.

Say Goodbye to Scanning & Stopping and Say Hello to Scan&Go.

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Scan&Go Level-Lift Roof

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The Level-Lift Roof is a lifting extension system for the roof of your vehicle. It has been created in order to take advantages of the Level-Plane 16R when you're surveying unique infrastructure, architecture and structures.

It’s composed of 4 pneumatic extendable segments (max 9 ft. height), a support plate for Level-Plane 16R and a solid frame that allows mounting on the roof rack of any vehicle. The system is made from anodized aluminum. Once the engine of the vehicle is off, the pole fully extended the system remains firm and stable during the scan session.

The Level-Lift Includes:

  • LLR: Level-Lift Roof with Aluminium frame
  • STA: Roof bar brackets
  • RCC: LLR Cable Controller
  • CLR: Connecting cable from LP16R to LLR
  • CPC: Power cable
  • PCP: Support plate
  • BMA: Soft bag for accessories
  • QBK: Quick Bracket
  • WBK: Wind bracing kit (LLR-Light only)


By using Level-Lift Roof combined with Level-Plane 16R and raising the 3D Laser Scanner height to 9’ above vehicle roof it’s possible to obtain:

  • Significant increase of measurement range
  • Decreased scan time
  • More detailed scans by cutting out balcony shadows, sills of windows, and details, not visible from the ground
  • Improved accuracy with increased height
  • Supporting Accessories Available for Purchase
    • Adapters for Leica, Trimble & Faro scanners
    • Level-Plane 16: Bluetooth, Radio & Arctic versions

Scan&Go's Level-Lift Roof is available in Light or Standard. Check out the difference between the two options to see what best fits your workflow.


  • Weight: 83 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 45 x 15 x 12 in.
  • Max.load: 61 lbs.
  • Perfect for Laser Scanner: Leica BLK360, Leica RTC360, Faro, Trimble TX5


  • Weight: 121 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 49 x 18 x 13 in.
  • Max.load: 99 lbs.
  • Perfect for Laser Scanner: Leica series C and P, Riegl, Z+F, Optech Polaris,Trimble TX8, SX10


  • Extended pole height: 9 ft.
  • Extensions: 4
  • Power supply: 12V 16A (maximum absorption load of the air compressor)
  • Maximum operating limit of recovery slope of the ground in the longitudinal axis of the vehicle (direction of travel) with vertical pole without extensions opened: Total 20° of which 0° +10° e 0° -10°
  • Maximum operating limit of recovery slope of the ground along the perpendicular axis to the vehicle (transverse to the direction of travel: Total 20° of which 0° +/- 10°
  • Temperature limit for use of the equipment: 5° F + 104° F
  • Temperature limit for the storage of equipment: - 22° F + 122° F

Supporting Accessories Available for Purchase

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