Our experts utilize a FARO 3D Laser Scanner for fast and exact indoor and outdoor measurements in three dimensions. The scanner produces photo realistic 3D images of real world objects or scenes. It captures several million 3D coordinates and creates a 3 dimensional impression of the surroundings.
By utilizing the 3D Laser technology, our accident reconstructionists can create a 3D replica of the accident scene including measurements, vehicle position, damage including undercarriage, distances, scene and roadway surface information. For example, if a case involves reported hydroplaning, our expert can obtain a 3D image of the roadway surface and exact measurements of pavement wheel ruts to obtain water depth measurements. With these measurements our experts can create a model of the roadway to demonstrate water depth and its role in a case. With this technology, our accident reconstructionists can create a 3D animation of how a collision occurred.
The FARO scanner can document scene conditions which can potentially change over time – fire scenes, construction sites, accident scenes that will have to be cleaned up immediately after the investigation due to public safety, such as building or roadway collapses, industrial accidents, etc.
With complex building designs, producing measurements timely and accurately can be a challenge. This tool assists our engineers in obtaining accurate documentation of structural damage (exterior, interior, foundation, building envelope) and construction defects in all areas of the building including hard to reach areas. In addition, the 3D laser scanner can be used to scan the scene of an accident such as a slip and fall or stairwell accident. With exact coordinates and 3D imaging our biomechanical engineers can analyze the scene to determine injury probability.
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