Pioneers in 3D Imaging & Authorities in 3D Innovations
Visualization, design, maintenance, construction … for virtually any 3D geospatial imagining objective, Haag 3D Solutions has become the go-to resource for public- and private-sector clients around the world. With staff who were some of the earliest competitors in the field and as part of the Haag family of companies, known for scientific rigor and clarity of presentation, H3DS has become, for many in the industry, the standard against which all 3D imaging and building information modeling practitioners are measured.
3D Laser Scanning
Accomplish the task with less disruption to the job site; rely on the results with utter confidence. Tools and solutions vary according to the client’s needs, but the H3DS commitment to accuracy and reliability never changes. We use both time-of-flight scanners and phase-based scanners — and any other tool the assignment requires — to eliminate the need for multiple site visits.
Exceptionally experienced and innovative, the Haag 3D Solutions team constantly discovers new ways to increase efficiency while providing practical solutions to complex problems. The entire industry looks to H3DS for leadership. Staff members serve on advisory boards and committees for a variety of 3D documentation organizations and conferences internationally and are frequent moderators and presenters at local, national, and international conferences and trade shows.
Independent Data Processing / Validation
Know that you know you can trust your data. The 3D data collection field is expanding fast; however, the quality of the data processing doesn’t always keep pace. H3DS takes doubt out of the equation. In other cases, contracts or a QC process require independent validation of 3D data collected by any source. H3DS can process data collected by other parties, either using the data to create the deliverables or simply to provide an independent check and evaluation of the data. Having collaborated with companies in the U.S. and internationally and having proved ourselves on complex, challenging projects, we often are asked by clients to review data collected by other parties to validate compliance.
Building Information Modeling / Virtual design construction
Building Information Modeling is an endlessly useful way to economically oversee a building through its entire life cycle, from initial design to eventual demolition. Haag 3D Solutions brings endless flexibility to the BIM process itself. What’s your preferred software platform? We’ll gladly work with that. H3DS also works with clients to determine the file format, level of detail, and scope of work that are appropriate to the project, its budget and schedule.
Our past collaborators represent the full diversity of AEC industry professionals — architects, engineers, contractors, fabricators, software and hardware manufacturers and others. The uses to which they put our services are equally diverse: Virtual Construction and Coordination (VCC), support of project estimates, 3D site logistics analysis, project schedule animation, visualization of specific construction work, and clash detection of MEP systems. Analyses such as these allow H3DS to provide input much sooner than conventional methods. Conflicts are identified and resolved sooner, saving the owner time and money.
Virtual design construction (VDC), often referred to as building information modeling (BIM), is the process of creating a three dimensional computer generated model of a building. The models are logically integrated allowing all parties access to shared data, and if a user highlights or changes an aspect of one, the integrated models can highlight or change the dependent aspects of related models. The models are multi-disciplinary, including: Architects, Engineers, Contractors (AEC), Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing(MEP) trades and relevant sub disciplines.
More and more companies utilizing VDC and BIM are consistently finding improved business performance. Virtual design construction is the method to ensure a leaner, more streamlined, efficient design process for a construction/renovation project.
Through the use of VDC, we turn 2D architectural design drawings into 3D models to coordinate trades and satisfy MEP requirements. VDC is coordinate and elevation driven ensuring precise pre-fabrication and reducing the need to re-fabricate at construction time. Our entire world revolves around existing conditions – we make sure it all fits. One of the greatest benefits of VDC is trade clash detection - conflict slows the construction process. Clash detection is resolved months and often years in advance. VDC is the platform for compressed schedules, reduced costs and better results.
3D modeling is the process of creating a three-dimensional surface of an object by using specialized software. There is a wide range of the level of development and level of detail on a 3D model. Models can range from basic shapes with little or no detail to complex shapes with highly detailed information. 3D models are useful tools on projects from the concept and design phase, through the construction phase, to a detailed as-built model.
geographic information Systems (GIS)
GIS usage has grown in the public and private sectors in the last 10 years and with inclusions of 3D and Lidar data, its usage will only increase. Accurate and reliable asset management information that is readily available to key users is crucial for the success of an organization. Haag 3D Solutions has the expertise, staff, and resources to meet any client’s needs from field collection and processing to data management and analysis.
Visualization / Animations
See precisely what happened — or what will. It takes very special skills to depict complicated visual information for a broad audience; information must be made easy to interpret without being oversimplified. Clients count on Haag 3D Solutions to depict and explain past and future occurrences through accurate, compelling visualizations and animations. They use our visual depiction in settings such as courtrooms, town halls, project meetings, and conferences as well as in ads and collateral materials, websites and trade shows. Our approach varies with the needs of the project and the preferences of the client, using combinations of measurement technologies, 3D laser scanning, photogrammetry, computer models, and photographic documentation.
In the AEC industries, there’s really no such thing as a “simple” project. Even the most basic project is rife with opportunities for miscommunication, inefficient use of technology and other resources, and, in the design itself, time- and money-wasting clashes. Nationwide and internationally, design and construction teams rely on H3DS as the authority on appropriate use of technology regarding as-built validation and verification. From greenfield construction, to maintenance, to rehabilitation, to renovation, H3DS consulting services provide seasoned, clear guidance on the steps to providing accurate 3D models — today’s most essential tools to coordinate various construction trades through a clash-free design and installation.
Haag 3D Solutions has the expertise your team needs, and we’re ready to share it. Are you or your company going into the field of 3D laser scanning and as-built modeling? That can be a great move, but doing it without the right start can jeopardize a business for years to come. H3DS provides essential training in both field and office procedures.
Our resident experts can provide customized introductory training in one of our classrooms, on-site or in your office. Training can include basic introductions to real-world data collection with Leica HDS Instruments, point cloud processing with Leica Cyclone SCAN and REGISTER, or advanced Leica Cyclone MODEL instruction. To make the most of every hour of training and every dollar you invest in it, H3DS experts can customize the training to your specific experience, application, and to adapt it to any phase of your project.
At Haag, advancing the entire AEC industry through the education of current and upcoming professionals is a vital part of our mission. H3DS staff members have been approved by multiple state professional boards for continuing education. As leading experts in their various fields and as gifted communicators, they assist fellow professionals in obtaining continuing education units through educational seminars, webinars, workshops, and as guest presenters at conferences. Each educational session is customized to your individual experience and needs.
Past educational topics have included the uses and applications of 3D laser scanning, as-built modeling and BIM, visualization and animations, and forensic documentation. Audiences have included owners, construction managers, general contractors, architects, engineers, surveyors, facilities management professionals, sureties, lenders, attorneys, and their associated organizations.
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