Leeds Engineering Firm Expands Its Laser Scanning Team
Leeds based Adept Civil and Structural Consulting Engineers has appointed Louis Weston as a Topographical Surveyor and Revit software technician, in order to expand the company’s specialist terrestrial laser scanning service.
In his new role, Louis visits all types of construction sites and uses Adept’s state of the art laser point cloud scanning technology and Revit Building Information Modelling (BIM) software to produce highly detailed and accurate as-built 3D models of buildings, landscapes and sites. In addition to Adept’s own projects, the service is used by architects, surveyors, other engineering firms and contractors.
Louis joins from global professional services firm WYG, where he gained three years experience in laser scanning and has completed a HND in Building Studies at Leeds Beckett University. He will now continue his studies part-time for a degree apprenticeship in civil engineering before becoming a fully qualified structural engineer.
Louis said: “Joining Adept is an opportunity to work for an independent firm, with an exceptional reputation, where I can work on projects from the beginning and see them through to fruition. Plus, terrestrial laser scanning is a big growth area for the construction industry. The technology enables us to accurately map all types of existing buildings and landscapes, which can range from tens, right up to thousands of square metres, much faster than previous methods allowed.
“The technical drawings and BIM results are then used collaboratively by all contractors working on a project, which significantly increases efficiency and reduces unnecessary site visits, as well as highlighting clash detection issues and other potential problems at an early stage. The opportunity to continue studying and training to become a fully qualified structural engineer, is also very appealing and makes this an exciting career move.”
Erol Erturan, managing director at Adept, said: “We launched our laser point cloud scanning service just over 12-months ago and it has proved to be hugely popular with many of our clients. Louis brings plenty of experience to his new role and has hit the ground running, carrying out several site surveys every week, so he’s a welcome addition to the team and we look forward to supporting him as he works towards becoming a structural engineer.”
In addition to its laser point cloud scanning service, Adept recently expanded into aerial site photography, investing in a state of the art photography drone and offering an aerial 3D modelling service.
Adept also now offers the latest virtual reality technology to bring building designs to life, enabling users to walk around, explore and fully immerse themselves in new developments, well before construction work starts. The system works by fully translating BIM plans into a virtual reality experience, which offers a realistic impression of how a building will look, feel and function.