3D Laser Scanning

With 3D Laser Scanning, surveying in Capital Surveys entered a new phase of massive, highly accurate and unprecedented level of details data acquisition. 3D laser scanning is a way to capture a physical object’s exact size and shape into the computer world as a digital 3-dimensional representation. The scan produces millions of measurement points called “coordinates.” Together the points create the raw data in the form of “point clouds.” Each coordinate in a point cloud contains an x, y, and z value, which are also known as (Northing (y), Easting (x), and Elevation (z)).

The benefits of 3D Laser Scanning: Fast, accurate, reduce costs and change orders, answers unanticipated questions, minimize shut-down times & safety.

Capital Surveys team of in-house engineers, architects and CAD technicians can produce custom deliverables for your project, ranging from point cloud data to 2D drawings and 3D models. Deliverables can be provided at any level of detail in a variety of formats including AutoCAD Plant 3D, Bentley MicroStation, Revit, AutoCAD MEP, or simple AutoCAD solids.


  • Archeology and heritage / Cultural Preservation
  • Oil & Gas: Refineries, Process Areas and Distribution Facilities
  • Energy / Solar and Supplying industry
  • Energy Manufacturing Plants / Electric power distribution greed
  • Water and Waste Water Treatment Facilities
  • Commercial Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP)
  • Building – RetroBIM
  • Structural Forensics
  • Construction


  • 3D Modeling 
  • As-Built Surveys
  • Scan to BIM 
  • Construction
  • Deformation Analysis 
  • Floor Flatness
  • Terrestrial Laser Scanning


  • 3D Point Clouds Data (Raw Data)
  • 3D BIM Models
  • 2D CAD Drawings (elevations, plan views, section details)
  • 3D CAD models from point clouds
  • Volume calculation with Report
  • Tank/vessel volumetric information
  • Meshing / Surface Models
  • TruView - Free viewer with photos overlaid on point cloud 

Major Projects

Sheikh Khalifa Medical Centre

Geotechnical Investigation & Topographic Survey Geotechnical Investigation.

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Sea Water Intake - 3

Bathymetric & Topographic Survey Geotechnical Investigation & Topographic Survey.

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Reclamanation Work for Mina Zayed

Offshore Geotechnical Investigation & Marine Geophysical Survey.

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Manhole Inventory & Topographic Survey

Inventory Survey of Manhole and Topographic Survey

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Dubai Creek

Bathymetric, Seabed Sonar Imaging & Current Measurements

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Western Region Municipality

Bathymetric & Topographic Survey Geotechnical Investigation & Topographic Survey

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EMAL Smelter Complex

Geotechnical Investigation & Topographic Survey Geotechnical Investigation

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