3D Laser Scanning Capabilities

Check out some field data recently collected by a Borton-Lawson survey crew using a 3D laser scanner for an upcoming bridge rehabilitation project in PennDOT Engineering District 8-0.

As a continued effort towards enhancing our 3D design capabilities, Borton-Lawson is now collecting bridge and roadway topography using 3D laser scanning technology. The data is processed in a 3D point cloud software, which can be conveniently used and reviewed by others for more efficient management of projects. The technology produces faster results to a much higher level of detail than conventional survey, all while providing a safer data collection environment for our employees.

We expect to see a reduction or elimination of costly return visits to the site during the design stage and we anticipate more accurate designs resulting in fewer field changes during construction, particularly on bridge rehabilitation projects.