Using Terrestrial Laser Scanning For BIM Modelling Towards A Smart Campus
The paper addresses the use of 3D terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) of buildings and other facilities to provide an as-built geospatial digital representation of the German University in Cairo (GUC) towards a smart campus. Ongoing TLS scans are described, as a prelude to the use of TLS scans for developing Building Information Modelling (BIM). The process of TLS scanning and BIM development are presented, along withhighlight of current activities involvingcivil engineering undergraduate students, as part of their on-campus practical experience. Next, the paper discusses georeferencing of TLS scans using total stations and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) to seamlessly integrate the BIM models. Hence,providing for a realistic geospatial digital representation of the built environment of the campus. The ultimate use of the georeferenced BIM models would be to allowfor an enhanced management and analysis information platform of campus related processes. The paper concludes with the importance of information derived from TLS and BIM within the overall information infrastructure for a smart campus.
Keywords -TLS, BIM,GNSS, Smart Campus.