Terrestrial laser scanning for building information modelling (BIM) development and application

Light, Brenton (2014) Terrestrial laser scanning for building information modelling (BIM) development and application. [USQ Project]


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Terrestrial laser scanners (TLS) offer the ability to collect highly accurate high density 3D point clouds. This dissertation looks into errors evident in TLS scans, such
as edge effects, ranging errors, noise, and effect of surface reflectivity with the project scanner (which is a Trimble TX5). It then goes on to analyse the magnitude of these errors and ultimately concludes that the TLS is a suitable tool for use in Building Information Modelling (BIM)

It then analyses the suitability of the Revit add-on called Scan To Bim for use in creating Revit elements from TLS point clouds, and concludes that care needs to be taken, and identifies more research is required to determine accurate methods. It also highlights the difficulties inherent in creating complex building elements such as columns, windows, doors, and ducting which are many and varied.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Bachelor of Spatial Science project.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Supervisors: Zhang, Zhenyu
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2015 04:59
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2016 01:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: terrestrial laser scanners; Building Information Modelling; BIM; point clouds; 3D; edge effects; ranging errors; noice; effect of surface reflectivity; Trimble TX5; Revit; scan to BIM; complex building elements
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091299 Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090502 Construction Engineering
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090699 Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401699 Materials engineering not elsewhere classified
40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400504 Construction engineering
40 ENGINEERING > 4008 Electrical engineering > 400899 Electrical engineering not elsewhere classified
URI: https://sear.unisq.edu.au/id/eprint/27323

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