3-D High Definition Laser Scanning

Interior Laser Scan

We are the only firm in the San Joaquin Valley pioneering the engineering capabilities of a 3-D high definition laser scanner, offering many benefits to our clients by serving as a unique implementation tool within our engineering practices. Our ability to produce 3-D laser scans of just about any building and environment means PCE has the ability of obtaining a 360-degree data capture within x, y and z axes that results in a three dimensional view of the scanned environment. Using the Speed of Light Constant, the scanner will calculate the distance by the time it takes the laser to leave the scanner and return, bringing precise accuracy to each scanned object. By creating a high-definition and accurate scan of your property, PCE will be able to subsequently provide top-quality designs and redesigns of buildings by combining the scans with our AutoCad Civil 3D drafting software.

Applications Include:

  • As-Builts/Retrofit design projects
  • Topographic Survey
  • Construction Modeling
  • Forensics
  • Accident Scenes
  • Virtual Models
  • Construction Monitoring
  • Digital Terrain Models (DTMs)


  • Pulse laser
  • User specified density
  • 2 mm of accuracy within 50 ft
  • Max scan: 800 ft radius (recommend 200)
  • Uses targets to combine and reference multiple scan setups


  • Shorter project cycle times
  • Lower cost As-Builts & Topographic Surveys
  • Better quality/High level-of-detail
  • Less ambiguity
  • Reduction or elimination of 'return visits'
  • More accurate, complete As-Builts
  • Reduced facility downtime