A big challenge civil engineers often run into when beginning a new project is the sheer scope of land they need to survey. Civil infrastructure, like roads and bridges, span large amounts of land. And conducting thorough land surveys beforehand can be costly and time-consuming.

This is why many civil engineers are turning to new, cutting-edge technologies in order to speed up the surveying process.

One such technology is 3D laser scanning. With 3D laser scanning technology, civil engineers have a quick and effective way to survey land, record accurate measurements, and map out construction before projects even begin. But the applications of 3D laser scanning for civil engineering don’t end there. This article will examine exactly how civil engineers can utilize 3D laser scanning to build infrastructure that is safer, stronger, and more cost-effective.