Time and Cost Saving Workflows for AEC Professionals

FARO provides hardware and software for seamless workflows which close the gap between real objects and their digital representation in both directions. AEC professionals quickly and accurately extract desired 2D and 3D results from measured buildings, plants, topography and infrastructure, align models with reality, and project data back into the real world, enabling so a Traceable Construction.

Real world information into the digital world

Capture the project site

Begin by scanning the project site using a 3D laser scanner to capture real world information of buildings, infrastructure and industrial facilities into the digital world. Collect existing condition measurements from short and long range distances of complex geometries and structures within minutes for a complete recording of the current physical status.

Manage scan data

Once the existing conditions are captured into point clouds, the 3D data set is brought into a registration software used to align and manage individual point clouds. The registration software contains tools allowing users to process scan data, navigate through projects, visualize data in best color detail, take first measurements and collaborate the project.

Extract project deliverables

Extracting 2D and 3D data from point clouds is the most critical step in the laser scanning process. FARO AEC software solutions provide professionals with extensive tools to generate 2D and 3D deliverables. Floor plans, profiles, elevations and 3D models can be efficiently generated by intuitive extraction workflows. Analysis tools allow comparison of as-built conditions with digital CAD models.



  • 2D Plans, Profiles & Elevations
  • Scan-to-BIM
  • Surface Analysis
  • Clash Detection
  • Facade Documentation


  • Project Site Survey
  • Multi-Trade Management
  • Construction QC/QM
  • Verification for Prefabricated Systems


  • Pipe Modeling
  • Structural Steel Extraction
  • Deformation Analysis
  • Volume Calculations
  • Clash Detection


  • Design Grade Verification
  • Infrastructure Survey
  • Volume Calculations & Site Quantities
  • Surface Analysis
  • Scan-to-CIM


  • 2D Plans, 3D Models, Elevations & Profiles
  • Documentation in CAD
  • 3D Visualizations
  • Damage Mapping & Action Planning

Facility Management

  • Field Check and Design
  • Construction Monitoring
  • Safety Regulation Compliance
  • Asset Management
  • Maintenance Projects