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3d Laser Scanning Services


Trimble 3D Laser Scanning Services

Have the CushiNg team scan your space with the trimble 3D laser scanner for efficient planning, design, and renovations.

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Scanning can provide 3D views designers can use to capture  century-old architecture and manage the risk inherent in upgrading spaces

Adaptive reuse continues to trend as more cities preserve and adapt their historic buildings. Young companies such as start-ups want to move in, incorporate history and maintain it. But what happens when that start-up has ideas for an ultra-modern design and it is hard to tell if the existing infrastructure can support the changes?

Cushing’s Trimble 3D scanner uses a technology called LiDar (pronounced Lie-dar), Light Detection and Ranging.

How does it work? Lasers emit light waves into the environment, which then bounce off surrounding surfaces and return to a sensor. This LiDar sensor uses the time it takes for each pulse to return to calculate distance (time of flight).


Each of these pulsed laser measurements, or returns, can be processed into a 3D visualization known as a ‘point cloud’.

These point clouds can be used to create 3D models of all types of structures, including building interiors and exteriors. They can also be used to create accurate floor plans and measure floor levelness.

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Laser Scanning reduces risks, let’s you design with confidence, and most importantly: helps you avoid change orders that cost time and money.


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Don’t let your building project get delayed because of uncertainty. 3D laser scanning and modeling eliminates those issues. How? Imagine having a robust, interactive 3D model of a structure or construction site prior to a project. Easily create as–built Revit models for BIM Modeling or Autocad files to begin your design.
“David Parkes and other members of the Cushing team took the time to understand our laser scanning needs and provided a service and product above my expectations. I plan to use them for another project I have in their area in the future”
Shannon Raht
-Shannon RahtProject Manager, Cynergy Systems
Scanning is an efficient way to analyze an environment such as the interior or exterior of a building, floor levelness and flatness, or an object. The laser scanner creates “point-clouds” of data from the surface of an object. This data can then be used to create 3D models of existing facilities with a level of detail that is hard to match. This can create a 3D digital model that can be used in a variety of 2D and 3D applications such as AUTOCAD or AUTODESK REVIT. 

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We’ve been printing construction documents for almost 100 years. Drawn by hand. By a draftsman. With a pencil. Now, we have robots that do this for us. No, not really… but we do have expert technicians trained in laser scanning who can capture the state of your building’s existing conditions and create a multitude of documents that make collaboration and coordination of your building project so much easier and more accurate.

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Sloomoo Institute

In this fast-tracked River North project, interactive 3D scans allowed stakeholders to explore the space virtually, from across the country, coordinate with the boots on the ground, and save thousands of dollars in changes and travel expenses.

  • Contractors coordinate with mechanical design team in real time, and are able to locate outlets that had been covered by drywall inadvertently, saving thousands.
  • NYC-based owners were able to work with our graphic imaging team virtually to approve placement of wall graphics and signage in their new Chicago location. The design team was able to hold meetings with the construction team REMOTELY!
  • Cushing’s 3D scans of Sloomoo’s finished space allowed the owner to do a walk through remotely, 48 hours prior to the Grand Opening, saving an extra day of travel!
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Why Should You Consider 3D Laser Scanning Services?

Scanning captures data that unveils inaccuracies for troubleshooting. This saves time, money, and costly change–orders. You can collect data on building projects and structures, no matter the shape or size, to plan more efficiently. This replaces, or at the very least complements, the exercise of costly and inaccurate field verification by your skilled design/construction professionals.

Reviewing Scans
Use scanning to capture exact and existing conditions. Included below is related reading from the team at Constructor Magazine. An Engineering Design firm recommended 3D scans for a historical building renovation.  One hundred year old steel was going to be used to uphold the new design:
3D laser scanning prevents a historic hotel renovation in San Diego from being delayed.



Scans exposed a poor structure that would not have been strong enough to hold the floor load of the planned design. They learned they had to buy more steel, which cost a few thousand dollars, but saved them well over $30 million in change orders.

Are architects able to make use of 3D scans?

Absolutely. Laser scanning can be used for site documentation or to create design models. Scanning captures accurate views of structural elements such as piping, HVAC, and plumbing. It minimizes the time your team needs to model existing conditions and allows them to focus on design.

Architect Works

Real Estate brokers love 3D VizBuilt scanning

virtual tours allow them to show off their beautiful office via email, to encourage a physical tour of potential renters to see the new space! Also if a landlord or developer is responsible for getting renovations completed, also known as “base-building” work before a tenant moves in, laser scanning can uncover anything that to be addressed prior to the work.

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Cushing Closeout Docs

Learn more about Cushing's Closeout Docs solution:

Close out document services for Contractors and Facility Managers

Closeout docs provide a seamless, organized, intuitive deliverable to your owner and their Facility Management team. Closeout doesn’t need to be complicated. This tool helps general contractors automate the process of requesting, collecting, and organizing of construction documents for a closeout deliverable.


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