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Are you looking to capture your retail shop's existing conditions accurately and efficiently? Our 3D building scanning technology captures millions of data points

Case Study: Planning a retail shop redesign using 3D building scanning in Sydney

3D scanning for retail sites

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Are you looking to capture your retail shop’s existing conditions accurately and efficiently? 

Look no further than our 3D building scanning technology. By capturing millions of data points from your site, we produce a detailed point cloud that can be used to create a variety of plans, including floor plans, reflected ceiling plans, and car park plans. Say goodbye to inaccurate measurements and tedious documentation and hello to the benefits of using cutting-edge 3D building scanning technology. 

Read on to learn more about how our 3D scanning services can benefit your retail tenancy.

Surveyors that use 3D building scanning for shop fit outs

Our surveyor team in Sydney can visit any retail site, either empty or with tenants, and conduct a survey using 3D scanning tools. This can even be done during trading hours. We regularly conduct this type of existing conditions survey for architects, retail shop fit out companies, real estate agents and even property managers.

The most common use is when a retail site for rent is completely empty & a prospective tenant wants to plan potential refurbishments, floor plan changes or to organise a new fit out. Working with the data that is produced by a 3D scan of a retail shop enables you to take that information and create 2D documentation or a 3D Revit Model where everything can be designed, planned and approved electronically.

Can you do 3D scanning an empty retail store and car park?

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It’s becoming increasingly common for surveyors in Sydney to use 3D scanning technology to capture entire retail shop floors, along with their car parks, reception areas, warehouse storage areas, and even rooftops. Depending on the services requested and scope agreed upon, the scanning can be completed in as little as just one day or spread out over a few days.

Once a scan has been completed and processed to produce one point cloud, you are then given an electronic representation of the whole site, inside and out, with the ability to create practically any type of survey documentation. Scanning a site when empty allows you to capture the bare walls and floors, without needing to return to the site to measure anything again. Every point of data is millimetre accurate and can be shared across different stakeholders.

Every detail of a new retail fit out can be planned with the comprehensive digital representation that a point cloud provides. Things like what shelving or fixtures will fit, to how they will be placed within the store, and even working out if the car park markings are the most efficient use of space can be planned and analysed with accuracy.

Can 3D scanning be used to create reflected ceiling plans to plan for a retail shop?

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If you are refitting a retail shop it might require changes to lighting, air conditioning or roof mounted signage. A 3D scan can facilitate the creation a reflected ceiling plan once the onsite data has been registered and exported as point cloud documentation.

It is very common to have above ceiling services in a retail shopping centre, including complex air conditioning, electrical wiring, plumbing, and fire protection security system wiring is systems. Traditionally these complex, often messy, high and hard to access ceiling spaces would pose a challenge when planning renovation works, as the teams involved might not know what lies above the existing ceiling.

Realserve’s adoption of modern 3D laser scanning technology and survey techniques offers practical solutions. Our surveyors have the experience to mitigate the risks of elevating a 3D scanner into the ceiling space to capture all the required data. Our teams use sturdy telescopic tripods to raise the scanner through specific access panels in the ceiling, or through gaps where ceiling tiles are removed, so that we can see the services and produce the required documentation in 2D or 3D

What other survey documentation could be created using a point cloud

For this site we could create a selection of survey documentation as needed by using the point cloud we had created. These could have included;


Point cloud and documentation samples from this retail site

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Take a look at our 3D Laser Scanning services in Australia

Realserve has a team of surveyors who can provide 3D Laser Scanning services in each capital city of Australia. We use use the latest cutting-edge equipment to produce a wide array of survey plans, point cloud data, Revit or Digital Twin 3D models. 3D laser scanning allows surveyors to provide as-built, existing condition, surveys that are incredibly accurate for internal or external spaces. 

Our qualified surveyors can play a pivotal role in any project with the use of laser scanning technologies to improve the plan, design, construction, management, renovation or refurbishment processes for any building type.