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3D Laser scanning services & As-Buit Surveys

We rebuild the geometry of elements and infrastructures using 3D laser scanner technology

Some of our heritage projects

Our work based on the Laser Scanner technology allows us to generate a large amount of geometric documentation from the collected data through 3D point cloud processing and editing software.

3D digitalization of heritage - Pont del Diable

ScanPhase scans and digitizes in 3D the historic Roman bridge "Pont del Diable" built between Martorell and Castellbisbal between the banks of the Llobregat River, which was the only bridge in the valley below the Llobregat until the 14th century. Of Roman origin, it was built around 10 BC. during the empire of Augustus, with a length of 130 meters and a wide horizontal road. The whole was part of the Via Augusta, one of the main axes of the Roman road network in Hispania that connected the peninsula with the Iberian Italica. Continuing to the Via Domicia and continued in the direction of Gades (present Cadiz) parallel to the Mediterranean sea. From the Roman period the abutments of the bridge are conserved, made with great ashlars and a triumphal arch honorific very damaged in the left margin (east end of the bridge), already of century II d. C., made with a concrete core covered with ashlars under the construction system of Opus Quadratum and that had two pilasters of Corinthian order. This work reaffirms the importance of 3D digitization of elements of architectural and cultural heritage, since it allows to have precise elements for its conservation according to the original guidelines of its creators.

Basilica of La Merced - 3D reproduction of interiors

3D interior scanning of the Basilica dedicated to the Virgin of Mercy, being one of the most representative churches of the City of Barcelona.
From the works of scans of the central nave, sides and chapels, in addition to transept with dome on the cruise has been able to elaborate a 3D virtual visit.
The Basilica of Nuestra Señora de la Merced and San Miguel Arcángel, is a baroque church located in the Plaza de la Merced, in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. Built between 1765 and 1775, the work of the Catalan architect Josep Mas i Dordal.
The interior stands out for its monumentality, mitigate by its delicate decoration in rococo style, with rich coverings in marble and stucco and complicated latticework in the high tribunes. The valuable image of the Mare de Déu de la Mercè is a Gothic work of 1361, attributed to the sculptor Pere Moragues.

Laser scanning of entire buildings

Complete 14-story building laser scanning project, work done in record time of five days versus several weeks that might be required using traditional methods, considering an accuracy of 4-6 mm.

The information was generated as "As-Built" documentation and the works consisted of capturing all the details of the multipurpose building: warehouses, workshops, commercial area, office area, accommodation, common areas such as kitchens, dining rooms, meetings, interior courtyards, etc.

As a result, the state of the original structures, the changes made in subsequent renovations and extensions, and undocumented modifications made over time could be identified.

The resulting point clouds were adjusted and refined, prepared for subsequent dumping in the design tool. Each scanning point was accompanied by its corresponding 360 photography, allowing technicians to observe every detail without having to revisit the facility.

Scanning and digitalization Roman aqueduct built in the 1st century BC.

ScanPhase scans and digitizes the historic Roman aqueduct of Les Ferreres, sometimes also called Puente del Diablo, which was used well into the 18th century.
The so-called aqueduct of les Ferreres is a Roman arcade that is part of the aqueduct that supplied water from the Francolí River to the city of Tarraco (Tarragona), capital of the Roman province of Hispania Citerior Tarraconensis that included, in its period of maximum splendor, two third parts of the Iberian Peninsula.
The aqueduct was built in the 1st century BC. by Augusto and supplied water from the river to the city from a distance of 25 km, was used well into the eighteenth century.
Located 4 km north of the city. The arcade of the aqueduct is 217 meters long and 27 meters high. It has two levels with overlapping arches and built in ashlars joined together in dry. They are 40 centimeters of unevenness from its northern part to the southern part, which facilitated the flow of water to the city.
The two levels of superimposed arcades were built with ashlars (opus quadratum). The lower one is composed by 11 arches of 6.30 m. of light and 5.70 m. Tall. The upper one has 25 of similar dimensions. The maximum height of the construction is 27 m. and its length of 217 m.

3D Tunnel digitization of the Garraf area

Scanning work by tunnel laser scanning in the Garraf area. The works consisted of the update of the existing 3D BIM (Building Information Modeling) model and the inclusion of the survey of the technical enclosures associated with the tunnel.

The information was generated as "As-Built" documentation:

  • Original point clouds by scanning techniques with the precision <7 mm.

  • Clouds of adjusted and classified points, differentiating pavement, and refined to obtain the transversal and longitudinal profiles of the roadways.

  • Spherical georeferenced photos and adjusted to the point clouds that show all the elements present in the infrastructures.


Point clouds were generated in original scanner laser format, as well as LAS and LAZ.

3D printing historic Roman aqueduct of Segovia - 2nd century AD

The Aqueduct of Segovia is a Roman aqueduct located in the Spanish city of Segovia. Its construction dates from the beginning of the 2nd century AD, at the end of the reign of the Emperor Trajan or the beginning of Hadrian's. The most visible part, and therefore famous, is the arcade that crosses the Plaza del Azoguejo, in the city.
The aqueduct of Segovia leads the waters of the Fuenfría spring, located in the mountains near 17 kilometers from the city. Travel more than 15 kilometers before arriving in the city. The water is collected first in a cistern, to be followed by a channel of ashlars to a second tower, where it is decanted and desarena, to continue its way. Then it goes through 813 m (with a slope of 1%). It goes towards the Plaza del Azoguejo, where it saves the depression with an arcade, which presents all the splendor of the monument. In the highest part it measures 28 meters (with about 6 meters of foundations) and has two orders of arches on pillars. In total, it has 167 arcs.
From its arrival in the city to the Plaza de Día Sanz there are 75 simple arches and then 44 arcades of double order (that is, 88 arches). In the first section of the aqueduct there are 36 pointed arches, rebuilt in the 15th century to restore the part destroyed by the Muslims in 1072.

Measurements of the Vallvidrera dam

Laser measurements and 3D digitalisation of the infrastructures of the Vallvidrera dam - Barcelona.

This important historical work has more than 150 years of operation, in which the modernist architect Elies Rogent was the one who designed both the dam, of exposed work, and the guard house. The works began in 1850 and ended ten years later. Although the inauguration was not until 1864.

The dam of the Vallvidrera reservoir is 50 meters long, 3 meters wide and 15 meters high and can reach up to 18,000 cubic meters of water. The maximum sheet of water can reach 7,780 m2. The dam accumulates water from different streams of Collserola and formerly it carried it, by means of a mine of 1400 meters to the Villa de Sarrià.

This work reaffirms the importance of 3D digitization of infrastructure elements, since it allows documenting in detail the characteristics of the work, including many years after having been built with an accuracy and reliability difficult to achieve by other means.

3D scanning and digitization of modernist building Vidal-Quadras tower (1904) - Barcelona

Scanning and digitization works 3D modernist building tower Vidal-Quadras (now nursery school Dolors Monserdà - Santa Pau). This eclectic building built in 1904 by the Barcelona architect Miquel Madorell i Rius at the request of Aleix Vidal-Quadras, fits into the modernist movement, but of a historicist style, with influences from northern Europe and a desire to rescue the romanticism of the Middle Ages.

As a result of this we currently see the building as a castle, with a round tower with an elongated spike and a square tower shaped like a watchtower. And this is also why the construction looks a bit like one of the most emblematic buildings in Barcelona, ​​the Casa de les Punxes, which Josep Puig and Cadafalch built in 1905.

Example of documentation for BIM, Architecture, heritage and conservation. This work reaffirms the importance of 3D digitization of elements of architectural and cultural heritage, since it allows to have precise elements for its conservation according to the original guidelines of its creators.

ScanPhase scans and digitizes the gothic bridge of Vilomara

The Gothic Bridge of Vilomara is a bridge over the river Llobregat located in the municipality of Rocafort and Vilumara. It is located on the old royal road that went from Bages to "Bàrcino", passing through the Sant Llorenç mountain and the Vallès region.

In the days of the Romans, the first wooden bridge was replaced by a construction of a stone bridge, the "Villa Amara bridge". In the fifth century, during the fall of the Roman Empire of the West, this royal road was probably one of the ways of penetration of the invaders.

The Vilomara bridge has a structure similar to the Old Bridge of Manresa. It is documented since 1012, at present the bridge is a reconstruction of 1617-1625, made after the destruction of it during a flood of the river.

It has the shape of the traditionally called "back of ass" bridges. It is structured in nine masonry arches of different lights, which tend to grow as they approach the center of the bridge, a large central arcade, three arches on the left and five on the right. It measures 130 m. of length and the arcs are of half point, except one that is ogival. They rest on firm pillars; the two central ones, upstream, end in a rectangular shape and on the other side are reinforced by round towers attached.



Digitization old cider house in Barcelona (XIX century)

Digitization of old cider house located in the old part of Barcelona (Ciutat Vella) for its reconversion of use. The works consisted of generating the existing 3D model by laser scanner - cloud of points and the inclusion of details that were not in the original plans of the 19th century. The final modeling was done using Autodesk Revit.

ScanPhase scans and digitizes Castellciuró Castle (8th-10th centuries AD)

@ScanPhase scans and digitizes Castellciuró castle located in the municipality of Molins de Rei, in the Bajo Llobregat, in the Collserola mountain range, very close to the hermitage of Santa Cruz de Olorde and Puig de Olorda. It is currently in ruins, although these have been restored, and also serves as a lookout.
Documented in 1066, the oldest part of the remains of this castle is a wall in opus spicatum (work of inclined stones, alternating the sense of inclination in each course) very well built, which could be of Visigothic origin (8th century) or pre-Romanesque (tenth century) and were destroyed about 985 by the Saracen hordes of Almanzor. Of its scarce remains, there is a pair of walls and a cistern set in the rock.
The castle was built where was the tower of Guadallo (mentioned in the year 998), 155 meters high and in a rather strategic place. It is located on the westernmost hill of the branch that leaves the hill of Can Ribes joined, and a very short distance, with the Puig de Olorda. This situation gives you a good perspective of the course of the Llobregat River and the town of Molins de Rey. It was granted to hospitalists in the twelfth century as recorded in a document of 1162 in what is known as «Cidró». In 1202 it was owned by the Order of the Temple.

3D printing Rotonda di San Lorenzo, Romanesque Central Plant building

La Rotonda di San Lorenzo, Located in the town of Mantua, Lombardy, is a remarkable example of a Central Plant or building where all architecture is organized around a central axis.

The building was built in 1083 on the remains of a Roman temple dedicated to Vesta of S.IV. According to tradition, by desire of Matilde de Canossa, as an evocation of the Anástasis (Resurrection) in Jerusalem.

The church, a remarkable example of Romanesque art, is articulated in a circular central floor, complemented by a semicircular apse. The central core formed by 10 circular brick pillars forming an ambulatory, the two columns located to the east in front of the apse are two old columns with capitals.

The temple was closed to adoration in 1579 at the disposal of Duke Guglielmo Gonzaga and declined quite quickly: first it became a warehouse and then, once discovered, a circular courtyard for private use in the populous district of Mantua Jewish ghetto.

In 1908 the building was expropriated and, after the restoration, it was reopened in 1911 and returned to the cult in 1926. To return it to the original probable forms, the San Tomè di Almenno San Bartolomeo roundabout was used as a model.

Cultural Center Casa Orlandai - Virtual Tour

Scanning of interiors and exteriors of the old school Talita, building that was built in 1891, today become Center culture House Orlandai.
Originally owned by the Galve family, after fifty years of continuous renovation (1870, 1891, 1922), the building had its own personality, which emphasized the decorative richness and detail of the stairs and stained-glass windows in the interior.
Works of interior and exterior scans of the five floors as well as facades. From the results of the work a 3D virtual visit has been made.

Scanphase digitizes example of Indian architecture: Eduardo Conde's house

Scanphase digitizes the exteriors of Eduardo Conde's former residence, an example of Indian architecture within the bourgeois house style of the early twentieth century.

Eduardo Conde Jiménez (Madrid, 1840 - Sarrià, 1914) after making his fortune in Cuba he settled in Barcelona and in 1909 he acquired the Cal Noyu estate, beginning the construction of his house in charge of the architect Leocadio Olabarría. At the beginning it had two floors in which, in 1914, the third one was added.

The architect Leocadio Olavarria, graduated from the School of Architecture in Madrid in 1892, developed a large part of his professional practice in Barcelona and was a brilliant exercise in eclecticism that assumes in a happy synthesis influences of Alfonsino and international localities of Spanish-American architecture and architecture. Second Empire style. Among the other well-known works of Olavarría is the residence of Quinta Torre, which is one of the outstanding examples of the architecture of the Indianos.

Orlandai Cultural Center - Reverse Engineering

Regeneration of lost or missing documentation of the actual designs and updating or creation of documentation according to the work.This project required 69 scans for all environments (both interior and exterior), with 12 groupings and a total of 846 million points.

3D models presented at the European BIM Summit 2017

ScanShase model by Ignasi Pérez Arnal, content director of the European BIM Summit 2017 in the presentation: "BIM, the Digital Journey / BIM"Work done from face-to-face scanning and the model went through a CNC process for 3D printing.

3D Laser Scanning: Digitization of technical services Health Center for BIM model (Barcelona)

Laser scanning and digitization of the technical services of an old health center built at the beginning of the 20th century in Barcelona's Eixample. The works consisted of updating the existing 3D model and the inclusion of the lifting of the technical rooms associated with the building.

The work consisted of capturing all the details of the building with a laser scanner, and as a result of this, it was possible to identify the state of the original structures, the changes made in renovations and subsequent extensions, as well as undocumented modifications made over time.

The resulting point clouds were adjusted and refined, prepared for later dump into the design tool. Each scan point was accompanied by its corresponding 360 photograph, allowing technicians to observe every detail without having to revisit the facility.

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