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Millimeter accurate measured surveys

Point Cloud Survey

Improve efficiency and eliminate errors with a point cloud measured survey.

Faster and more accurate than traditional surveying methods, the on-site data captured from your site can be tailored to meet your individual project requirements and delivered in a range of 2D or 3D outputs.

Accurate as-built data capture

What is a Point Cloud Survey?

Fast becoming the industry norm, a Point Cloud Survey seamlessly gathers all the geometric and colour information of a building’s structure, even capturing the most small and intricate features. This dramatically improves a surveys accuracy, eliminates errors and reduces the on-site time required to survey a property. 

Often completed for verification purposes, a Point Cloud Survey can help identify diferences between the original plan and actual construction– they can also be used for measuring floor plans, elevations, sections, etc.

A high standard, effective and efficient measured survey

Why Use Point Cloud?

A point cloud survey dramatically reduces the number of assumptions and generalisations, whilst eliminating the guesswork on your project.

Datasets captured in a point cloud survey can produce a range of deliverables tailored to suit your project, or client needs.

Quick & Efficient

Our point cloud experts can quickly, efficiently & accurately capture all the data needed for your project in incredible detail. A point cloud survey will save you time and allow you to focus on the important areas of your project.

Reduce Costs

Once the initial data capture is complete, Scene3D can register & assemble the point cloud dataset remotely. This increases project agility, reduces site traffic and eliminates the need for costly repeat visits to site.

Highly Accurate

Our highly accurate equipment captures a snapshot of the site at that moment in time, which is the perfect reference point throughout the development stages. Remote access allows you to return to the survey as often as you need to for use throughout the project.

Flexible & Detailed

Has your project changed? The point cloud dataset and outputs can be edited remotely, saving the need to start from scratch. Working on a complex building? Efficiently capture hard to reach places such as high level beam structures and pipework.

Meeting every project's needs

Making the data work for you

Scene3D take pride in tailoring our services to suit your project needs and requirements.

We use top of the range terestrial laser scanners as well as drones where needed. Our team will then provide you with accurate and tailored outputs to meet your project requirements such as 2D deliverables like DWG/DXF or 3D formats such as Revit / Sketchup.

Some of the companies we've undertaken Point Cloud Surveys for

Our Clients

The 4 steps to getting a Point Cloud Survey

What's the process?

1. Get a quote

The cost of a Point Cloud Survey is dependent on the size and scale of your site or building project. Scene3D will assess your project and requirements in order to provide an accurate quote – no hidden costs.

2. Agree survey date

Once the quote has been accepted we’ll look to schedule a date to conduct the Point Cloud Survey at your earliest convenience. We have several technicians so can usually be available to suit your schedule. 

3. On-site data capture

Our technicians will arrive at the scheduled time & place to conduct your Point Cloud Survey. All data capture of your site will be undertaken in a quick and efficient manner, making sure that all the required details are captured.

4. Delivery

Once our team have finished assembling the point cloud, we’ll then convert the raw data into your required deliverables. This can be in 2D outputs such as a DWG floorpan, a 3D output such as a Revit file or a mix of 2D & 3D files. 

Solutions for all your project needs

Ways we can help

Building surveys

Topographic surveys

Drone surveys

Visual reference

BIM models

Point Cloud Survey in Sheffield

Case Study

Point Cloud Building Survey

Work Completed

Interior Point Cloud Survey100%
Exterior Point Cloud Survey100%

Scene3D were commissioned to undertake a point cloud survey of a commercial property in Sheffield. The owner of the property plans to redevelop the building, so requested Scene3D to conduct an external topographical, and internal survey of the property in its current condition. 

The architect leading the  design of the redevelopment reached out to Scene3D to engage our expertise in conducting a point cloud survey. The goal of the point cloud survey was to provide a complete and accurate representation of both the internal and external of the building, along with the immediate surrounding landscape.

External topographical survey includes

  • Existing structures
  • Building ground floor levels & threshold levels
  • Statutory services
  • Overhead structures
  • Manhole covers
  • Kerb lines
  • Surface finishes
  • Adjacent building heights to ridge & eaves

Building survey including


  • All elements of load bearing & non-load bearing structure
  • Secondary elements such as windows, doors, toilet fixtures & cupboards
  • Changes in floor level
  • Downstand beams, bulkheads, arched areas, lines of principal roof structure
  • Rain water pipes, soil and vent stacks and any major elements of service installation
  • Levels throughout indicating variations in existing levels
  • Window sill & head levels


  • Sections to indicate the building outline including finished floor levels, roof finish levels & existing ground level


  • Existing ground lines & levels with all internal floor levels dashed
  • All external structural features including windows, doors, pilasters, columns and any changes in line of the masonry façade
  • All secondary features such as rainwater gutters and downpipes, soil and vent pipes, grilles & vents
  • A general indication of fenestration including direction / style of opening
  • Ridgelines, roof windows ect 
  • External materials and changes in material colour of finish

Project Execution

The Scene3D team conducted the survey over a three and a half day period. In that time, we were able to capture over 10,750 sqm of point cloud data, across 300 setup positions, including; the basement, surrounding carpark, all floors and external elevations of the building. 

Once we had completed the on-site phase of the project, our team began assembling the raw point cloud ‘packages’ into a complete point cloud dataset of the entire project. Using this complete point cloud dataset, we were able to quickly and accurately produce each of the required .DWG files to meet the specific objectives of the project. 

Should the architect require any additional views of the project, such as additional sections/elevations/plans, we can easily produce these from the comprehensive point cloud dataset. 

Let's work together

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Point Cloud Surveys are a precision method of surveying and can be used for both internal and external data-capture. Several factors can impact the cost of each survey such as the size & complexity of the site, project timeframe and required deliverables. 

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