FARO, experts in 3D measurement and imaging solutions for factory metrology and construction BIM/CIM applications, has announced the release of BuildIT Construction (www.faro.com/builditconstruction)  – a comprehensive verification software solution that enables management of all quality assurance and quality control processes throughout the building and facility lifecycle. For the first time, construction professionals are fully empowered to continuously monitor a project with real time comparisons against CAD designs with complete 3D data from the FARO Focus Laser Scanner.

Accelerate the Project and Minimize the Waste

FARO BuildIT Construction, with FARO 3D laser scanning, is believed to be 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. As such, in addition to measuring aspects such as floor flatness, levelness and wall plumbness, BuildIT Construction enables accurate comparisons to the original design files or Building Information Model (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.

Measure with Confidence

BuildIT Construction leverages Faro’s cutting-edge 3D metrology capability and is optimized for the FARO Focus Laser Scanner and the TracerM laser projector, and 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 & 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,” stated 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.”