Airport Repair and Remodeling Quicker with 3D Laser Scanning

3d Laser scanning behind the scenes

When most of us go to the airport, we don’t notice a lot that goes on behind the scenes. We don’t see our bags getting sorted out, we don’t see all the maintenance that happens on planes before they are deemed ready to fly, and we don’t see all of the remodeling, upgrading, and all the other stuff that contractors, engineers, and construction crews do behind the scenes. One reason is because these parts are usually blocked off from us as we are rerouted to other parts of the airport. Another reason is that we are probably too busy thinking about our gate and boarding time to notice, and the most interesting reason is because 3D laser scanning services are being used.

The Quicker the better

Whenever modifications are done to an airport, something is going to get interrupted, and when it comes to airports, interruption means everybody loses. Airports are therefore happy when things are done as quick as possible, if you know what I mean. If not, let me explain. By using 3D laser scanning services, engineers, architects, and contractors can do virtual design, build, and test even before they start change anything at the airport.  3D scanning has allowed them to take a 3D model of a work area with precise measurements and then do a virtual “test run” before they start onsite work.

The advantages are clear

The advantage of using 3D laser scanning services for airport work is a no brainer. First of all, having workers come onsite to do something is a security concern for airports anyway, so to shorted the onsite work-time minimizes the security issue. Another obvious advantage is the reduction of the disruption time that remodeling and repairing takes. If an escalator needs repair, people have to be inconveniently rerouted, and that can be trouble especially when people are rushed.  Another advantage is the money that will be saved by having things ready to go before the world begins. Having run testing can save time by not having to do a job twice. 3D laser scanning can give engineers exact workspace measurements.

3D laser scanning gets the job done

3D laser scanning especially comes in handy with more critical jobs like baggage systems and runway repair. If either of these get delayed, the whole operation suffers. So they have to be fast and precise. But before they can do any of the maintenance and repair, they have to have some data to work with. This is where 3D laser scanning services really shows it’s muscle. Data collection with a 3D scanner is faster compared to traditional means of data collecting. They can go in and do a quick data grab and then get ready offsite before they come back to work onsite. Not only is it fast, but it is also done with high-precision.  

I suppose the next time we go to take an airplane we will probably just be focused on getting through security and to our departure gate, so we will forget about all that is going on behind the scenes. When you do happen to see a 3D laser scanning expert give him a high-five and a slap on the back.

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