Daimler East London | Scan-to-BIM


  • Conducting high-resolution laser scans of the warehouses during assembly shutdown.
  • Registering laser scan data to the current site drawing system.
  • Extracting features into REVIT models and libraries, including architectural, structural, mezzanine, MEP and HVAC elements.
  • Converting REVIT models in IFC format for client use.

Client: Daimler

Date: 2017 - present

Daimler (Mercedes-Benz) South Africa are currently undertaking significant extensions and upgrades to their plant in East London. A number of the assembly and workshop warehouses are being extended during this programme, some of which date back as far as the 1950s and contain wooden elements in the structural design. Over the years, there have been numerous upgrades and installations within the warehouses, some documented on CAD drawings and some undocumented. Daimler required a 3D BIM (Building Information Model) for two of their warehouses (totaling 75,000sqm) detailing all the major architectural, structural and MEP components of the buildings.