What Are the Top Construction Risks You Can Avoid with Laser Scan Services?


August 16, 2022
By: Robotic Imaging

Construction managers and engineers know the importance of risk management at different stages of construction projects; otherwise, they have to deal with several safety challenges. Before we talk about the best risk mitigation strategy and approach, i.e., laser scan services, let's list all the possible construction risks that can negatively impact your project.

1. Financial Challenges

The first risk that we want to talk about is the financial risk which is extremely important because profitability is the top priority in any construction project you take on. Now the question is can you predict labor costs, inflation in the construction material market, or other factors with all certainty to plan the project finances?

The straightforward answer is no, but you can do complete financial budgeting and management to avoid any financial risks through Robotic Imaging’s LiDAR forecasting for future outcomes. And the company’s laser monitoring also allows you to rework all your project costs.

2. Legal Risks

We all know that any project related to construction or any other industry has several chances of legal disputes between clients or workers. However, you can avoid such conflicts that can otherwise turn into legal penalties for violations by maintaining photo documentation (through LiDAR) as evidence of compliance.

3. Project Management Challenges

When handling construction projects, a slight inconvenience or mismanagement can cause great chaos, so you have to be very careful about that. On the other hand, the right project management skills can give you great benefits. The best way to manage projects is by streamlining all the processes. You can achieve that by digitizing your project using Robotic Imaging Laser scan-to-BIM services.

Suggested reading: If you want to learn more about how Scan-to-BIM assists with project coordination, check out this article.

4. Safety Risks

Construction is very notorious safety-wise worldwide; that is why we have operational health and safety guidelines to comply with. Those guidelines include providing your workers with proper PPE (personal protective equipment) and training them to utilize that equipment. Moreover, the guidelines include making your site safe through labeling or fault detection and protection. And if you think that complying with OSHA is difficult, you can photo document your project site continuously instead of using labor hence saving future costs and preventing potential safety risks.

5. Environmental Risks

When we talk about environmental risks, we cover all the risks caused by the project on the environment and the way the environment impacts the project. For instance, if you are in a location vulnerable to natural calamities like flooding, tornadoes, cyclone, etc., you must prepare for it.

And even though you cannot entirely escape environmental risks, you can always keep an eye on them through consistent visual documentation using laser scan services like scan-to-BIM and point cloud.

Final Takeaway

Construction projects demand devising a smart plan and focusing on improving it throughout the management and operational processes. And that project must have a proper risk management guideline that you can streamline using Robotic Imaging LiDAR for photo documentation and help reduce additional costs and administrative work.

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