FARO Introduces BuildIT Construction Software Platform
The First Complete Solution for Continuous Construction Verification
FARO, a source for 3D measurement and imaging solutions for factory metrology and construction BIM/CIM applications, announced the release of BuildIT Construction by FARO. BuildIT Construction is a comprehensive verification software solution that enables confident management of all quality assurance and quality control processes throughout the building and facility lifecycle. Construction professionals are able to continuously monitor a project with real-time comparisons against CAD designs with complete 3D data from the FARO Focus Laser Scanner.
According to the company, FARO BuildIT Construction, with FARO 3D laser scanning, is the first consolidated software and hardware solution designed from the ground up as an end-to-end, fully integrated Building Lifecycle Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) management tool. In addition to measuring aspects such as floor flatness, levelness, and wall plumbness, BuildIT Construction enables accurate comparisons to the original design files or BIM documentation, including as-built positional changes to floors, steel beams, walls, columns, windows and doors. This ensures that the actual building is being constructed to the correct specifications and as a result allows construction professionals to detect errors at every stage of the project lifecycle and reduce expensive scrap and rework.
BuildIT Construction leverages FARO’s cutting-edge 3D metrology capability, derived from 20 years’ experience in delivering measurement solutions to the manufacturing industry.
While BuildIT Construction is optimized for the FARO Focus Laser Scanner and the TracerM laser projector, it can also seamlessly be used with other third-party hardware. In addition to measuring virtually any feature against digital designs, more examples of BuildIT Construction’s unique workflows include:
Validate to Design - Ensure that buildings are being constructed to design specifications:
- Verify accuracy of design models to scan data
- Detect incorrect placement or missing features such as walls, columns, beams, pipes, etc.
Tolerance Evaluation - Keep the project on schedule while reducing scrap, time and resources:
- Perform important measurements accurately and quickly
- Inspect construction for adherence to building standards (floor flatness/floor levelness, beam camber, cut and fill, wall plumbness, etc...)
Position and Monitor – Establish liability documentation, risk mitigation and quality prefabrication:
- Verify shifts and movements within structural performance over time with 4D analysis
- Perform real-time monitoring of adjacent structures throughout the project
“Construction sites are becoming remote factories in need of build and verify solutions,” says Andreas Gerster, vice president of FARO’s BIM-CIM Business Unit. “Historically, the tolerance level for scrap and rework has been very high because it’s considered part of the normal business and until now, no one had stepped forward to address the challenge in a meaningful way. BuildIT Construction Software from FARO uniquely enables laser scanner users to perform immediate, real-time build and verify analysis throughout the entire project and facilitates a new level of cost management and operational efficiency.”
More information is available at www.faro.com.
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