Delivering value with BIM: Modern Approach using Point Cloud to BIM

Modern Approach using Point Cloud to BIM

Client Summary

  • Middle East based company headquartered in Dubai. The company provides property development across middle east and Europe.
  • As of 2018, the company reported that as on 2018 annual turnover of AED nearly 1.9 Billion.

Executive Summary

  • This Project is for leading property development company in the middle east. The client offers residential, commercial and mixed-use projects across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Business Challenge

  • The current implemented system is decade year old and no respective data is available to restructure the MEP and HVAC lines.
  • Client were facing issue in Electric points load barrier issue and sewage waterline issue with adding more structures on the existing building.
  • Documentation of 'As built' complex structures that have changing structural requirements is crucial.
  • Addressing these requirements not only becomes cost-effective, and time effective, but also helps avoid any clashes or damage to the existing structural, architectural and MEP fit-outs in the building.
  • Large FLS file format converted from the point cloud and a panoramic image of available structures and MEP has been provided.


  • SrinSoft has started the work by dividing teams to work in shifts so that the project gets processed 24x7
  • Work Breakdown Structure has been defined by BIM Manager to the respective team
  • The team will analyze the respective task and execute the traces within Revit
  • They would recreate the Revit model by comparing the respective columns and structures
  • A model file was set up and modeling was done with LOD 500 standards as requested by the client
  • Detailed architectural, structural and equipment spacing information was included
  • The missing sections were recreated based on engineering assumptions
  • Constant communication was set, and approvals were taken from the client for the restructured parts for which input data was not available.

Business Benefits

  • Additional floors, structures, and columns can be added and connected with MEP and HVAC structure.
  • Detailed facilities management has been implemented and periodical maintenance has been scheduled to increase the building lifecycle.
  • Information-rich intelligent BIM provided thorough documentation of the as-built structure.
point cloud