Bridging the Gap: Advanced Techniques in 3D Reality Capture for Bridge Inspection

July 18, 2024
Discover how to seamlessly integrate 3D laser scanning with traditional surveying tools during this webinar. Enhance precision and efficiency while learning best practices and ROI insights.

This webinar was originally held on July 18, 2024 and is now available for on demand viewing.

Duration: 1 Hour

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In the surveying industry, professionals often face the challenge of choosing between traditional tools like total stations and theodolites, and modern 3D reality capture technology. Traditional methods, while accurate, can be time-consuming and labor-intensive, whereas 3D laser scanning offers speed and comprehensive data but can seem overwhelming to integrate with established practices. This dichotomy can lead to inefficiencies and missed opportunities for enhanced precision and productivity.

Join this webinar to discover how to effectively combine 3D laser scanning with traditional surveying tools. During this session, you will learn:

  • How 3D laser scanning and traditional surveying tools work seamlessly to enhance
    precision and efficiency
  • How to implement 3D laser scanning alongside total stations and theodolites
  • Best practices for merging point cloud data with traditional survey data for
    comprehensive analysis and modeling.
  • The true cost implications and ROI when integrating these complementary technologies.


Mark Franklin is currently the Manager of Technology and Innovations at Kleinfelder. Kleinfelder is an EPC company made up of engineers, scientists and construction professionals providing solutions that improve transportation, water, energy, and other private infrastructure throughout North America and Australia. Mark has just over 25 years of experience working at Kleinfelder as a consultant, mostly in the oil and gas sector but also within water and wastewater facilities.

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Initially trained and working as a Mechanical piping designer his roles have grown and evolved into many different areas throughout his career working as a designer, business and marketing and now includes being the 3D reality capture lead for Kleinfelder in the innovations group. With a background in mechanical design and his history working for facility owner operations (world class scale Upstream and midstream facilities) he is knowledgeable in working with an array of services ranging from retrofits and condition assessments to advanced engineering analytics and he sees big advantages in bringing in new technologies to improve the way engineering is executed.

Brady has been an Account Manager for FARO Technologies for over 6 years and covers 6 states in the Midwest territory of the US. He previously worked for a general contractor doing laser scanning and BIM type applications for over 7 years and worked directly with layout teams for coordination and collaboration on projects. Brady has over 15 years of reality capture experience in the AEC space which he is very passionate about. One thing he enjoys more than anything is interacting and making sure his customers are taken care of.

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