Aryn Bergman, lead engineer and founder of TL Circle, is frequently confronted with complex engineering projects that require days of laborious, time-consuming BIM modeling in Revit, usually from hand-drawn measurements, notes and photographs.
With the Matterport Pro 3D Camera, Bergman can capture a medium-density single registered point cloud (around 200 MB) of an MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) room in under 1 hour. Bergman wanted to compare the point-cloud to Matterport, so he measured the MEP room by hand too -- this took him around 2-3 hours.
Bergman estimates that the field to finish time is cut in half when compared to projects done manually or with a different laser system. Creating a BIM model of a MEP boiler project used to cost around $10k. With Matterport to optimize the modeling process, he can drop the price to $5k to $6k, and offer more competitive prices, which has opened him up to new markets and also increase wages for his employees.
Learn about the struggles that Bergman and his employees had to suffer through creating BIM models on their own -- by hand, based on time-conusming measurments, photographs and hand-drawings, and multiple return visits.
Learn how Aryn Bergman compared Matterport scanning to hand measuring and discovered that they were accurate up to a centimeter.
Learn how he used automatically registered point clouds to speed up modeling time in Revit by 40%.
Watch a video that shows his actual workflow.
Download the point cloud and play with it yourself.
Field-to-finish in 50% of the time enables TL Circle to offer competitive pricing 30%-40% below previous rates.
Learn how Aryn Bergman undercut his competition -- by using technology to save valuable man-hours.
Download the final Revit file and see for yourself what's possible.
Explore the MEP Room for yourself.