Cushing Expands Offerings To Include 3D Laser Scanning

CHICAGO, August 16, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Cushing, a leading provider of graphic imaging services in Chicago, today announced the addition of 3D laser scanning to its construction and project management services. The investment reinforces their commitment to the architectural, engineering, construction and real estate communities in Illinois. The family business served Chicago for over ninety years.

“We are excited to bring 3D laser scanning to Chicago market and to help our customers improve their processes at the start of projects, while providing an as-built for our GC customers and owners when complete, ”said Joseph X. Cushing, executive vice president at Cushing. “This as-built digital is the perfect complement to our Close Out Docs web portal which electronically marks important mechanical parts. This combination is the optimal tool for LEAN operations for future facility managers.”

3D laser scanning is the process of analyzing an environment such as a warehouse, building, or related structure. The laser scanner creates “point clouds” of data from the surface of an object which is a collection of vertices in a 3D coordinate system. Typically, they represent the external surface of an object, and this data can then be used to create 3D models of existing real estate. Digitization provides project managers with accurate data and conflict prevention before construction.

The Cushing team invested in a Trimble X7 3D scanner, which works in both indoor and outdoor environments. Features include auto recording, HDR imaging, and laser pointer. This makes it possible to reference, save and refine digitized and BIM data in the field. It produces both photogrammetric and LIDAR scans.

“Trimble was the right choice because of the versatility and easy-to-use data visualization software,” Cushing added. “Professionals can easily create AutoCAD drawing files or BIM models of existing conditions to get started with their design work.

The addition of laser scanning improves solutions for the closing process, with accurate electronic records of executions. Documenting existing conditions with visual labels on all major mechanical components is the ideal solution for the general contractor, owner and facility manager. Subcontractors complete projects with confidence that submarine documentation is linked to analyzes in a relational database.

Customers can hire Cushing to perform the scan with options to rent the scanner per day and per week. Email [email protected] to schedule a consultation or visit Cushing to learn more about the benefits of 3D laser scanning. Or call 312.266.8228.

About Cushing
Since 1929, Cushing has helped businesses large and small with printing and graphics solutions. From the beginnings of blueprint printing and digital imaging to the evolution to large-format environmental graphics, the family business has been transformed through technology. A city of Chicago-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), business-to-business professionals rely on Cushing for print services that increase sales and improve brand awareness. Browse our website and meet the faces behind the fonts.

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