3D Laser Scanning, is a non-contact technology that allows the shape of physical objects to be digitally captured using a line of laser light forming 'point clouds' of data from the surface of an object. 

Benchmark Surveys have been using this technology on many projects to provide highly accurate 3D data capture which can be exported into many formats for our clients to use. Many of our clients use Autocad, Revit, Rhino, Bentley MicroStation, Recap and/or eventually BIM.

See more about how we capture Point Cloud data using 3D Laser Scanning and Drones.


  • 3D Point Cloud Capture

    Highly accurate point cloud capture combining both our UAV point cloud technology with our Trimble TX6 Laser scanner for upto 2mm point precision. 

  • Geo-located Point Clouds

    Using Ground Control Points in conjunction with our Trimble R10 GPS system enables correctly geo-referenced projects for streamlining further use of the captured Point Cloud.

  • 3D Meshes

    Using the drone technology you can create geo-referenced 3D meshes which can let you investigate areas by navigating around the scanned building, don't be restrained by the singular angles of photographs or videos.

  • Model Verification

    3D scanning "as built" structures and draping the 3D Point Cloud over the original 3D design model for comparison of positional accuracy.

  • BIM Modelling

    BIM or Building Information Modelling is a process for creating and managing information on a project across the project lifecycle.

Deliverables: High Quality 3D Point Data > CAD Drawn Elevations > Sections & Floor Plans > BIM Modelling > Model Verification


Benchmark Surveys has been providing a professional and friendly service to all its clients since May 1995.

We work on all sizes of projects from the private individual house extension to large local authority developments. Benchmark Surveys has a wealth of experience in many disciplines of the surveying world and support our younger staff to gain qualifications and professional status.


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