Plan the Work/Work the Plan: Reducing Costs by Leveraging 3D Scanning Technology in Industrial Applications

Feb 01, 2018 08:00AM - Feb 01, 2018 11:00AM
Welland, Ontario


Deadline to Register: Thursday, January 25, 2017

Cost: $25 includes breakfast and workshop


As-built documentation is crucial to the development, planning and refurbishment of industrial sites and facilities. But the challenge for existing assets is the ability to turn decades’ worth of operational information and experience from various sources and systems into ‘applicable information’. As-built documents are often incomplete, or outdated and hence unreliable. Currency and accuracy of data is critical in design environments:

  • Aging Infrastructure
  • MEC Interference Co-ordination
  • Brownfield Facility Refurbishment
  • Maintenance Shut-downs
  • Strategic Facility Planning

Come hear how sophisticated data acquisition technology, such as 3D Laser Scanning, can reduce your production schedule, minimize risks and improve operational efficiency.

In this breakfast session, we will cover:

  • What is 3D point cloud data
  • How to work with 3D point cloud data in AutoCAD and Revit (live demonstration)
  • Actual case studies from the Niagara Region, applications & deliverables, QA/QC and workflow improvements as a result of utilizing this type of solution

Who should attend:

Architects, Engineers, Designers, CAD Technicians and Managers, or anyone who has had issues working with inaccurate or non-existent as-built data. 

Presented in collaboration with the Niagara Construction Association and the Ontario Association of Certified Technicians and Technologists


About the Organizer

Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (Niagara College)
Niagara College’s Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre team specializes in engineering design, 3D technologies, lean manufacturing processes and additive manufacturing. We work with Southern Ontario businesses to bring ideas to life, from concept through to developing working prototypes, utilizing leading-edge technology, including equipment and software.