What Is 3D Laser Scanning?

3D laser scanning is cutting-edge technology that utilises laser light to capture the physical characteristics of objects and surroundings. In seconds this method produces millions of data points forming a highly accurate three dimensional model called a point cloud. These models have various uses such as in building information modelling (BIM) architectural design and industrial purposes. 

The technology is non intrusive and able to gather information without contact making it suitable for delicate or hard to reach areas. The impact of 3D laser scanning is significant as it offers measurements that enhance planning and decision making processes across many industries.

What We Offer

We offer advanced 3D laser scanning services that accurately capture details of both physical spaces and objects. Using cutting edge technology we provide data that can be applied across many applications, such as construction, asset management and heritage conservation or the base of a digital twin. 

Our dedicated team then transforms this data into tailored solutions for you. Whether you require detailed models, volumetric assessments or digital replicas, Clement and Reid are here for you.

Decisive and Accurate Data

Our team operates industry leading technology to ensure you receive precise data to allow you to act on informed and detailed information.






Our 3D Scanning Services

At Clement & Reid we offer a full range of 3D Laser Scanning services, noted in detail below. However, our team are available to guide you to the right services for your needs.

Creation Of Point Cloud

Generate point cloud by scanning, and visualising millions of data points.

Data Collection For Accident Sites

Capture detailed accident site data quickly and accurately.


Provide precise data for planning and executing refurbishment projects.

Heritage Documentation

Accurately document heritage sites without physical intrusion or damage.

Asset Documentation

Detailed 3D scans for comprehensive asset management and documentation.

Scan To BIM

Convert 3D scans into Building Information Models for projects.

High-Quality 3D Scanning Services

Our experienced experts have the knowledge and tools needed to provide accurate and dependable 3D scanning outcomes. We guarantee that each scan meets the highest standards accuracy and detail, assisting you throughout the entirety of a project’s life-cycle.


3D Laser ScanningFAQ

What types of projects can benefit from 3D laser scanning?

3D Laser scanning is the choice technology where site conditions require speed of data collection. This may include high traffic areas, accident areas, sensitive areas and where huge data sets are beneficial.

3D laser scanning is versatile and beneficial for various projects including construction, architectural restoration, industrial design, and infrastructure development. It provides architects, engineers, and planners with precise data, reducing the need for physical site visits and manual measurements.

How accurate is 3D laser scanning?

3D laser scanning is extremely accurate, capturing details down a few millimetres. This precision is crucial for complex projects where small discrepancies can lead to significant issues during construction or manufacturing.

Can 3D laser scanning be used for both interior and exterior measurements?

Yes, 3D laser scanning is effective for capturing both interior and exterior features. It is particularly useful in environments that are difficult to measure using traditional methods, such as intricate architectural details or hazardous locations.

3D laser scanning works in the dark as well making it ideal for low light applications such as tunnels and ducts.

What is the output of a 3D laser scanning process?

The primary output is a point cloud, which can be further processed into 2D drawings or 3D models depending on the project requirements. These outputs can be integrated into various software platforms for further analysis planning and use.

How long does a typical 3D laser scanning session take?

The duration of a scanning session depends on the complexity and size of the project. However, laser scanning is significantly faster on site than traditional surveying methods, often completing data capture in a fraction of the time.