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3D buildings scanning service

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Optical Networks and Systems
Construction maintenance and monitoring methods & equipment
Sensor Technology related to measurements
Other scanning related (incl. image processing, ...)
Laser Related
Engineering and consulting services related to construction


Spanish technology center offers 3D building scanning service to companies interested in applying new methods to detect buildings damage at early stages (historic buildings included). The type of collaboration sought are technical cooperation agreement with construction firms, building rehabilitation companies and study centers; and research cooperation agreements with any type of entity interested in participated in EU funding programs.



A Spanish technology center, funded in 1994, offers transversal, integrated and innovative solutions to companies to improve their processes, developments, systems and products. It operates in five economic sectors: i) industry, ii) energy and environment, iii) construction and infrastructure, iv) agro-food, and v) health and quality of life.

Damage on existing buildings poses a wide-reaching problem. The rehabilitation and protection of buildings is essential, and a prevention measure that reduce significantly the risk of the effects caused by aging, humidity, local climate or human activities, among others.

The well-conservation of buildings is in general critical in terms of safety, but also represent an important economical input for a country. For instead, in Europe and other worldwide locations, tourist linked to historic buildings accounts as a key sector for its economy.

The technological center, with a broad experience in optimizing processes and techniques, has developed a method to early detect building damages, especially damage to the building envelope, using laser-scanning technologies.

The technology center offers its methodologies and know-how to companies interested in:
- evaluate and monitor the status of a building,
- invest in monitoring and evaluation tools on the rehabilitation and conservation of buildings,
- implement preventing measures at early stages,
- analyze the main issues that damage historical buildings (including the building envelope),
- invest in new methods that may add-value to the current ones.

The partners sought are those companies, municipalities (historical heritage managers) and any entity responsible for the well conservation of buildings. The type of collaboration seeks is a technical cooperation agreement.

The technology center is also interested in research cooperation agreement with entities (companies, universities or research and technology centers) interested in participated in EU funding programs in the area of cultural heritage.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
Buildings are exposed to many sources of damage. Regular evaluation and monitoring of its status is essential to its well-conservation. Until present, the “status” of the buildings have been tackled using traditional evaluation methods labor intensive, time consuming, and not cost effective. Regarding more advance methods, as laser scanners, the challenge lie in extracting useful feature information from large 3D datasets. The technology offered, the 3D laser building scanning method, is an upgraded of current methods and tools to detect building damages and included the following settings: - Internal and external scanning of the building. - Study of the state of the art of the building. - Characterization of the building envelope. - Data collection.

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Available for demonstration

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
Research cooperation agreement: - Any type of entity: companies, universities or research and technology centres - Interested in developing an international R&D project in cultural heritage area. Technical cooperation agreement: - Partners sought are companies on the construction and rehabilitation sector and study and dissemination centres. - The type of cooperation depends on the needs of the company: use of technologies, optimisation of the process, new formulation…

Type and size

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SME 11-50,University,R&D Institution,SME <10,251-500,SME 51-250