In the world of BIM (as described in the International Standard, ISO 19650), managing the information created on a project is the key driver – from defining what is required, through creation of the information to finally sharing it between various parties for contractual purposes. It’s the process that counts and ensuring everyone involved understands the benefits and works to deliver them. In an ideal world, the existing information we use to make decisions on built assets would be correct… but we all know that is rarely the case! ‘Legacy’ information is used on almost all projects in the AEC industry but the varying accuracy of these sometimes incredibly old documents means we’re not always acting upon the best information. Where speed is important, one particular use case of FARO’s ScanPlan can help quickly determine how accurate the information is and make the measured visual documentation immediately shareable. Aimed at the gap between traditional survey methods and ‘full’ 3D laser scanning – the ScanPlan is a useful handheld device that enables users to accurately (to 30mm at 20m range) survey a space by simply walking around while pointing the device at the space boundar...