HD Scanning

Building prior to panel install

Building prior to panel install

Scan with panel overlay in software

Scan with panel overlay in software

Building after installation

Building after installation

Aluminum composite material offers the architectural design world a blank canvas to create with almost limitless possibilities. This freedom allows for incredibly imaginative works of architectural art in the finished state, but can also create problems in the fabrication and installation of the structure. Whether a design is simple or intricate, the very nature of ACM and other exterior wall panels calls for precise and exact application of the material. Engineered Wall Systems has eliminated 98% of the human error involved in site measurement and fabrication by instituting high definition scanning as part of the engineering process.

As one of only a few fabricators in the country using this equipment and process in exterior wall panel systems, EWS offers as seamless a system as is possible. Using equipment and software by FARO, our field team captures point clouds from millions of beams of laser data that makes up a 3D model of a structure. The model is then imported into our engineering software where we draw the panels. There is every advantage to using this process, including the following:

  • Accuracy - A single measurement using the ScanStation is accurate up to 4mm. This allows us to create an extremely detailed 3D model of the actual structure, not having to rely solely on the drawings.
  • Safety – The scanning equipment allows a full field of view at a maximum distance of 300m. With these capabilities, we capture laser data from varied points of field needed to create a 3D model, all from safe and controlled locations. From a job site standpoint, this extra safety is creates an invaluable advantage.
  • Efficiency – The millions of laser points captured in each scan gives us an “on-site” view of the structure down to the most intricate details. Not only does this eliminate any human error in the measuring process, but also provides our engineering team with an on-site view of the structure throughout the entire drafting and fabrication process, reducing time lost from remakes and mistakes.