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.