SWANSEA — Local engineering and surveying firm Thouvenot, Wade & Moerchen Inc. acted as a keynote speaker for a breakout session concerning innovative uses for high definition 3D laser scanning technology at the HxGN Live Conference this month in Las Vegas.
TWM started offering 3D laser scanning services as a simple complement to their existing land surveying offerings just over 10 years ago. Since then, the firm’s Geospatial Department has grown dramatically due to the explosion of applications 3D laser scanning provides for engineering firms, architects and construction companies and the organizations they serve.
TWM’s newest scanning equipment helps the company quickly obtain measurements and dimensions for virtually any space — generally without interrupting the flow of traffic on busy highways or putting employees in harm’s way. The company has taken this technology one step further by adapting it to suit each client’s specialized needs. In this way, 3D applications reach beyond traditional job site surveying to include historic restoration, industrial reconfiguration, tank and commodity volumes, and more.
Leica, a subsidiary of Hexagon and maker of survey equipment, invited TWM to be a speaker at the HxGN Conference in Las Vegas. A TWM official said the company wants to share the success it has had with the laser technology.
“TWM has seen a massive reduction in rework over the 10 years, and we attribute part of our success to the use of 3D laser scanning. When you get everyone on the same page and improve communication between the architect, the construction team, and the engineering team – then you can build it right the first time. The goal of this conference was to educate attendees from all over the world so they can achieve the same kind of results,” says Derek Twente, PLS, EI, Geospatial Department manager at TWM.
TWM is a 100 percent employee-owned firm providing civil, structural, and railway engineering, land surveying, and a full array of geospatial services.
PHOTO: Derek Twente, TWM’s Geospatial Department manager, along with Geospatial Data Manager Andy Joost, educated conference attendees on the benefits of 3D scanning technology. A video presentation was included.