(C) Precision 3D Scanning

Free LiDAR Scanning Clinic

By BIMForum on February 03, 2011

A Clinic on Laser Scanning will be held from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm in Legends 6 of the Hard Rock Hotel on Wednesday, February 10th. The Clinic is Free to all BIMForum registrants.


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Intro to Laser Scanning This is ideal for ALL end users who are new to the industry, or may have prior experience.

  • What is LiDAR?
  • How does it work?
  • How to capture 3d?
  • End products
  • Integration with software
  • Laser scanning and BIM
  • Case study examples
  • (videos throughout as necessary)


2:15 – 2:45 Scanning Demonstration—Time of Flight Scanner—Outdoor Hard Rock Hotel

  • How to scan outdoors
  • Benefits of ‘time of flight’
  • Techniques
  • Considerations

2:45- 3:15 Scanning Demonstration—Phase Based Scanner—Indoor Hard Rock Hotel

  • How to scan outdoor
  • Benefits of ‘Phase based’
  • Techniques
  • Considerations

3:15 – 4:00 Roundtable discussion

Ken Smerz, President of Precision 3D Scanning, has worked within the construction industry for more than 22 years as a licensed contractor and general manager.  He supervised hundreds of employees and annual revenues of more than $60m.  Witnessing a massive decline within the construction industry, Ken left the corporate world and now utilizes his management experience introducing a relatively new technology—laser scanning—to multiple markets including AEC, forensic, historical preservation, and many more.  He truly believes laser scanning and 3d modeling is the future of all measurement and we haven’t come close to seeing all the many uses.