3D scanning

With laser scanning, surveying becomes faster, more accurate, and more useful for those who need to use it. In hazardous conditions, it increases the safety of the surveyor.

Verkís offers three-dimensional laser scanning with the help of a laser scanner. With this new technology, the surveying of structures and/or the environment will be much faster and more accurate.

Decreases risk – improves accuracy

The use of laser scanners has increased significantly in the neighbouring countries, along with the use of models and BIM (Building Information Modeling) in design and construction.

A laser scanner can photograph the surfaces facing it. The environment is scanned from different angles to get a complete overview. Structures can be scanned both externally and internally and assembled into one whole. The result is a point cloud.

The point cloud forms a three-dimensional model of the structure. In many cases the point cloud is sufficient as a reference, but in some cases a model of the point cloud must be drawn.

A scanned image of a structure is used as a basis for design and analysis of various kinds. Scanning reduces risk and potential inconsistencies in maintenance, renovations, and extensions. During the construction period, scanning can be used for monitoring, for example, to test design models for the actual construction.

Verkís uses a Focusˢ 150 Laser scanner together with software from Faro. This is a device that can scan its surroundings with high accuracy in a short amount of time.

Faro Focusˢ 150, properties:

– Measures one million dots per second

– Has a 150 metre range

– Error margin ±1 millimetre


  • Model of existing conditions for changes and renovations
  • Analysis of site conditions for new buildings
  • Comparison of construction methods with BIM models
  • Survey of current conditions for prefabricated building units
  • Regular quantification during earthworks
  • Monitoring for accuracy requirements
  • Shipping industry
  • Registration of archaeological relics
  • Quality control in production
  • Field research


Birgir Hauksson
Electrical and Business Industrial Engineer
Field : Buildings

Andrés Gísli Vigdísarson
Civil Engineer B.Sc.
Field : Infrastructure