Founded in 1970 as a geotechnical specialty firm, Langan Engineering and Environmental Services now has more than 600 employees and 17 offices worldwide. The firm’s services include surveying and mapping, scanning, modeling, site/civil engineering, geotechnical/environmental engineering, transportation/traffic engineering, natural resources, and landscape architecture.

The surveying and mapping group is a highly successful part of the firm, generating $6 million in fees in 2011 alone. Although the group uses both traditional tools and modern technologies, the early adoption and full integration of laser scanning has been key to the group’s success. According to Joseph Romano, PLS, Langan’s vice president of surveying and mapping, nearly 60 percent of the group’s revenues are being generated by laser scanning projects. With a firm foundation in surveying, Langan uses a ScanStation C10, two ScanStation 2’s, a Leica HDS6000, and numerous seats of Cyclone and CloudWorx software to create a high level of value for its clients.

At Hexagon 2012 in Las Vegas, Romano shared some of the strategies Langan uses to successfully apply laser scanning and where he believes the technology is headed in the future. He also talked about the important role of the new U.S. Institute of Building Documentation. Watch the video above to learn more.