3D Laser Scanning Technology for Architecture and Allied Professions

William J. Batson Jr., Yunsik Song, Pankaj Chhetri, Abel Simie, Prairie View A & M University

Recently, schools of architecture have acquired 3D laser scanning technology to aid measuring, accuracy and to generating as-built drawings, and field measurements of existing historic buildings and structures. Soon 3D laser scanning technology will be integrated into architectural and urban planning curricula across the globe as a requisite technology that binds architecture, city and community development, urban and regional planning and historic preservation. The benefit of using a 3D laser scanner is its efficient use of time, accuracy, and precision while reducing human error and minimizing site dangers. 3D laser scanning technology is an exceptional and indispensable 21st-century tool necessary to create finalized professional drawings for historic preservation, reconstruction, and documentation.