Construct & Build Buildings

Provide the most efficient and accurate construction layout, verification and keep BIM models up to date.





Provide the most efficient and accurate layout onsite and keep BIM models up to date while sharing changes instantly.

Provide precise 3D models, and deliver accurate staking and verification whilst keeping BIM models up to date. Prepare 3D design data for site work that accurately guides and controls machinery carrying out earthworks.


Eliminate inaccuracies and make layout and verification more efficient

Surveyors provide the most efficient and accurate stakeout onsite and can keep BIM models up to date while sharing changes instantly with everyone involved.

Our solutions improve speed and efficiency during construction by keeping BIM data accessible in the field for more accurate layout and as-built verification. With the most versatile surveying equipment, you can compare as-built with the design onsite by checking the flatness of concrete floors or wall verticality, quickly conduct onsite quality checks for completeness, and perform as-built documentation.

Empowering surveyors to be the data managers

People, workflows and data need to work seamlessly together for projects to be on time and within budget. Surveyors can share design changes with everyone involved adding value to dynamic building projects besides stakeout, QA, and QC verification.

Our solutions empower you to be the data manager by enabling smart collaboration, sharing progress and recording assets. Speed up BIM-to-field and field-to-office data collaboration, document progress, monitor built-to-plan validation and more. We provide the reality capture and surveying equipment to detect deviations or differences from design in real-time onsite, keeping construction, fabrication and installation on schedule and on plan.

Ensure safety compliance

Applying surveying best practices and using the right equipment helps create a safer work environment and mitigate risks. Structural monitoring is a critical part of ensuring safety during the building construction process, varying from small manual schemes to fully automated real-time 24/7 monitoring systems.

Empowered by Leica Geosystems monitoring solutions, you can obtain precise measurement data for detecting structural deformation, enabling engineers to assess construction activity risks. Our solutions monitor the safety of any structures, buildings or surrounding areas during construction activities. From monitoring solutions to collision avoidance systems, Leica Geosystems provides the right solutions to keep your project safe.

Discover our solutions for the construction of buildings


Geospatial solutions and jobsite connectivity makes building construction easier


Data preparation

Using Leica Infinity, the office-to-field data preparation is easy to use and allows seamless data transfer via Leica Exchange or Leica ConX to different stakeholders on the field. In-field data preparation can be done with Leica Captivate to smoothly manage IFC files or easily create points, lines, or arcs within seconds. Create new or add missing elements from design data quickly and easily to update plans, allowing immediate response to site changes when they happen.

Empowering partner workflows

Leica Geosystems collaborates with Autodesk, Bentley and other partners to optimise efficiency and increase transparency both on the jobsite and in the office, integrating technologies that enable building construction professionals to implement streamlined workflows. With Leica CloudWorx you can work efficiently with large point clouds directly with different CAD platforms, including AutoCAD, Bentley, Revit, Navisworks, BricsCAD, and more. The workflow with Autodesk supports Leica BLK2GO and Leica Geosystems 3D laser scanners. Improve efficiency during the layout and verification process by connecting Leica total stations to Autodesk BIM 360 Layout app. For documentation, Autodesk BIM 360 Docs help customers to streamline construction workflows via Leica Infinity, Leica Captivate, or iCON build software.

Handle earthmoving tasks with advanced machine control solutions

Leica Geosystems machine control solutions introduce digital workflows for optimising the work of earthmoving and other heavy construction machinery. With a single control unit, the Leica MCP80, and a common software platform, Leica MC1, and Leica ConX, accuracy and speed is increased even for inexperienced machine operators. The single software and panel solution allows complete flexibility for deployment across a wide range of machine types and brands. Consistency in software design throughout all heavy machine control applications reduces training efforts and streamlines new employee onboarding.

Real-time safety awareness solutions for the entire site

Leica Geosystems offers Safety Awareness Solutions to increase worker safety awareness and visibility between workers and machine operators to prevent machine-to-people, machine-to-machine, and machine-to-objects collisions. Raise worker awareness and help prevent accidents onsite by integrating Leica Geosystems personal alert solutions and collision avoidance technology.

 

Complete layout tasks with fewer mistakes, minimising rework and delays


Complete layout tasks with fewer mistakes, minimising rework and delays

With Leica Captivate field software laying out points, lines, and arcs from 2D, 3D, and BIM formats is easy and accurate. Further increase the efficiency of layout by using onboard apps, like the Stakeout Auto Points or Structural Steel for stakeout bolts.

Industry-leading total stations, such as the Leica TS16, connected to the AP20 AutoPole enable precision, higher productivity, and more reliable layout tasks that are completed with fewer mistakes, minimising rework and delays.

Layout with iCON building construction solution for non-surveyors

Simply and accurately layout points, lines, and arcs from 2D, 3D, and BIM File formats with iCON total stations and iCON build construction software. Ensure a fast and accurate layout every time with optimised views and colour-coded quality indicators and tolerance checks. Enhance workflows further with inbuilt smart workflows to auto-stake layout positions.

Flag discrepancies early, make corrections, and stay on schedule

As-built verification with CAD & BIM model

Deviations between design and as-built are often identified too late and lead to rework, waste, and costly delays. The Leica BLK360 and Leica RTC360 reality capture sensors, paired with the Leica Cyclone family of software solutions, enable fast and easy-to-use as-built verification. For positioning verification, Leica total stations and Leica Captivate field software allow surveyors to make informed decisions directly on-site. Creating a constant feedback loop between as-built and design helps to discover issues early and reduces the risk of delays. Our best-in-class sensor and software solutions are compatible with industry-leading CAD and BIM software.

As-built verification for flatness and verticality

Leica Nova MS60 MultiStation with Leica Captivate's Inspect Surfaces app allows measuring the surface flatness of floors as concrete is poured, as well as measuring wall verticality. Surveyors can identify and mark deviations between the design and the as-built directly onsite. Previously, such decisions would have only been made after returning the office and post-processing the measured data. Now immediate on-site interventions result in time, material, and corresponding cost savings.

Real-time onsite verification with iCON build for non-surveyors

Collect fast as-built data from iCON total station measurements and iCON build construction software or scan data from the Leica MS60 MultiStation exactly when you need it. Simple automated workflows enable data capture for all surface types, such as pre and post-pour of concrete slabs, structures, and MEP installations for immediate correction, or updating of design based on accurate field data. Quick real-time calculations highlight areas out of tolerance for immediate layout and correction onsite.

Reality capture analysis with Avvir Inspect

Avvir is a BIM-focused reality analysis platform that helps fix mistakes, reduce costly rework, prevent critical path delays, and gain accurate, transparent financial visibility into your project's progress. With Avvir Inspect tool, you can automatically identify discrepancies between design intent (BIM) and as-built reality (Point Cloud) so teams can take immediate action.

 

Capture construction progress with accurate as-built documentation

Digital twin for complete site condition documentation and progressive as-built checks

A wide range of Leica 3D laser scanners and autonomous reality capture solutions with Cyclone family software can capture, process, manage and analyse point cloud data, providing a field-to-finished workflow. 3D laser scanners empower users to efficiently and accurately document all stages of the construction progress and ensure the location of all hidden objects are known after construction is complete.

Document the construction progress with Multivista

Using the right documentation solutions during construction provides architects, engineers, constructors, and owners with accurate as-built documentation for verification. Multivista provides cloud-based visual construction progress documentation services. By capturing construction photos and videos as measurable 3D images using webcams, virtual walkthroughs, and UAV services, Multivista is the perfect as-built documentation for building contractors and owners..

Real-Time visual construction documentation

OxBlue’s high-definition time-lapse photography and live video streaming services deliver real-time visual documentation of everything that happens on a job site, both exterior and interior. You can provide the required insights by combining the latest camera technology, artificial intelligence, and machine learning algorithms. Keep everyone informed about project status, critical milestones, and other key information to ensure projects stay on schedule and under budget.

Manage project risks for better safety with scalable monitoring solutions


Increase safety onsite and keep investments low with campaign monitoring

Construction can be dangerous, and keeping people and assets safe is critical. Through Leica Geosystems monitoring solutions, movements on surrounding buildings can be detected, and precautionary actions can be initiated. When risks are low, use your existing equipment to conduct campaign monitoring without requiring additional investments.

 

Improve efficiency and minimise errors with semi-automated monitoring

When a higher risk is expected in construction, people and assets can be kept safe while instrument and personnel are optimised with semi-automated monitoring. Measurements and analysis are conducted automatically using a total station, Leica Captivate's TPS Monitoring app, and Leica GeoMoS Now! monitoring service. Results can be visualised and reported online to speed up the process to ensure any movements are quickly identified and actions are taken.


Enhance safety with real-time monitoring

For complete peace of mind, deploy Leica Geosystems' real-time monitoring solutions. Real-time monitoring is the right choice for projects with high-risk activities that can cause structural movements or projects where it is impractical to manually monitor due to safety and access. Critical objects can be identified and automatically measured 24/7 and instantly verified if a movement has occurred. Real-time notifications are issued, and experts can immediately decide to take action to mitigate further danger or damage. Keep your buildings, construction site and surroundings safe with Leica Geosystems monitoring solutions.

Customer success stories


In slab risk mitigation: a case for 3D laser scanning in commercial construction

Learn RM Surveys’ four-stage process to reduce the risk of structural deformation, specifically slab issues, avoiding budget issues or delays.
Learn RM Surveys’ four-stage process to reduce the risk of structural deformation, specifically slab issues, avoiding budget issues or delays.

Surveying Germany’s Biggest Aqua Park

Discover how Saladin Keller provided all surveying services for the plan and construction of a water park on his own.
Discover how Saladin Keller provided all surveying services for the plan and construction of a water park on his own.

Locating the floors of America’s tallest residential building

Find out how a survey engineer at Pinnacle Industries II, used a Leica Geosystems GNSS system to locate the layout of each new floor in the tallest residential building in the world.
Find out how a survey engineer at Pinnacle Industries II, used a Leica Geosystems GNSS system to locate the layout of each new floor in the tallest residential building in the world.


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Engineering Surveying

Geared with the right equipment, software and services, you can deliver construction and civil engineering projects on time and within budget while reducing waste and increasing safety.
Geared with the right equipment, software and services, you can deliver construction and civil engineering projects on time and within budget while reducing waste and increasing safety.

Grow your business

Discover how embracing digitalisation with technologies and processes can support your business to create new opportunities, stay competitive and improve productivity.
Discover how embracing digitalisation with technologies and processes can support your business to create new opportunities, stay competitive and improve productivity.

Surveying Solutions

Regardless of how complex your task is, a solution is available within our diverse measuring, positioning and visualising portfolio to help you collaborate, be more efficient and succeed.
Regardless of how complex your task is, a solution is available within our diverse measuring, positioning and visualising portfolio to help you collaborate, be more efficient and succeed.

Improve your skills

Learn the skills to be more efficient and react to business opportunities. Unlock your potential to offer faster and more specialised services to your clients.
Learn the skills to be more efficient and react to business opportunities. Unlock your potential to offer faster and more specialised services to your clients.