Dubai Airport


The Dubai International Airport (IATA: DXB, ICAO: OMDB) is one of the world’s busiest airport located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is considered the busiest airport operation through only two runways, the third-busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic, the sixth-busiest cargo airport in the world. By 2017, the Dubai Airport managed to carry 88 million passengers, 2.65 million tons of cargo, and 409.493 aircraft operations.

Client: Dar Al Handasah

Location: Dubai (UAE)

Project: Scan to BIM

Location: Dubai (UAE)

Area: 3 Kilometers

Al Makhtoom Airport

Dubai Airport Engineering Department hired GCS to perform Scan to BIM service, later to bring some alterations like retrofitting, renovation, refurbishment, or reconstruction. It is very important to have a detailed and accurate representation of the existing conditions of the building. 5 teams of 3D laser scanning device were used to capture the existing conditions, the scanned data was in the form of “Points” where more than 10 billion of such points were combined together that formulates as a Point Cloud Scan. A Point Cloud Scan was then imported into a 3D Modeling platform with the purpose of creating an As-built model.

The intended use of Scan to BIM process was for: site verification, design validation/planning/comparison, develop as-built drawings, interference checks, MEP or construction elements demolition, or addition, documentation of existing building conditions, quantity take-off, and budget estimation.
Execution of a Scan to BIM project was very challenging, to implement the project successfully we made a step-by-step process, which is described below and involves four steps [1] Capture [2] Process [3] BIM Modeling and, [4] Quality Assurance and all four steps should be executed as per BIM Execution Plan (BEP/BXP) and as per project workflow.