Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Advancements in UAV and LiDAR technology make this an essential engineering tool. We are now able to generate digital twins of structures once thought to be too complex to survey.

3D Laser Scanning

3D laser scanning is a cost-effective method used to safely and accurately map large, complex spaces. Using Faro 3D laser scanners, we are able to collect nearly 1,000,000 points per second.

3D Photography

Virtual reality is the latest tool being utilized in all sectors of the economy. The Matterport Pro2 3D camera allows us to capture and stitch 360-degree photospheres into a complete model.

Project Gallery

Our team has documented sites all across North America, from oil refineries to historic preservation sites. We’ve mapped highways in Nepal after the 2015 earthquakes. See more examples here.

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Monell 3D recently completed 2 large scale scan projects in Western New York. In late 2021, we laser scanned the Rainbow Centre Mall in Niagara Falls, capturing approximately 750,000 square feet of retail and parking spaces. The data will be used by Wendel and Marvel Architects for redevelopment of the former shopping destination.

Earlier this year, we documented the Southtowns Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility in Hamburg for Arcadis. This scan-to-BIM is the first step in an $8.4M plant modification project.

Both datasets were supplemented with Matterport 3D photography, allowing all our clients to utilize a a second digital twin of their sites.

Flying Like a Bird

Where do you need us to go today?

In the early 2000s, 3D laser scanner acceptance was on the rise. Terms like Scan to BIM, Reality Capture, and Digital Twin became popular with engineers. More recently, Aerial LiDAR, Heat Maps, and Precision Agriculture appeared with the UAV. Monell 3D was an early advocate for both of these technologies, becoming leaders in 3D documentation.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

UAV data, when integrated with accurate ground control, is ideal for our engineering clients. Using photogrammetry software, we are able to convert the data captured in each image into accurate 3D models. The same data is used to generate aerial photographs and stunning 3D fly-throughs. Multi-purposing the data is key to our success.

3D Laser Scanning

How many times have you returned to a site to take one more measurement? How many times have you missed an obstruction that negatively impacted your schedule? 3D laser scanning and clash detection software allow you to measure once and cut once. No more project delays or change orders.

3D Photography

Create virtual 3D environments suitable for many purposes including asset management, project tracking, and virtual tours. Link webpages, documents, and other media to your project. Used in concert with a laser scanner, this is ideal for your off-site BIM team.

What we do

We have flown hundreds of missions, working closely with local, state, and federal agencies.

We are Part 107 certified and fully insured, ensuring safe and incident free flights.

Kathmandu, Nepal
May 2017

UAV Projects Completed

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Just a few of our Clients and Partner Firms

Monell 3D - Map - Buffalo NY