Multi Storey Commercial Building in Dubai, UAE

Scan to BIM Case Study


The Multi Storey Commerical Building in Dubai, UAE BIM project required the development of BIM models using point cloud laser scans. 

A total area of 376,676 m² was scanned for 25 floors. The project consisted of three towers with 25 levels including basement and parking floors. 

CRESIRE assisted the client with developing LOD 300 Scan to BIM models using Point Cloud Data.

We used Recap Pro and Revit software for developing Revit models for 25 floors. 10 floors were typical. The total Revit modeling Area was 208,860 m².

United States

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United Kingdom

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Project Highlights


Number of Floors : 25 Floors
Service : Point Cloud to BIM

Client Description

A leading BIM consulting company in UAE. The client shared the laser scans of the towers with CRESIRE. The client required BIM models of 25 floors in architectural, structural, and MEP disciplines.

Point Cloud to BIM

Area Modeled : 208,860 m²
Production Time : 1 Month


  1. Short Deadlines
  2. Very low Quality Point Cloud Data

Software Used


Values Added


Floors 1-5

The point cloud laser scans of floors 1–5 were initially examined by the CRESIRE team. Levels 1-5 served as parking podiums. Creating conceptual Revit models for the architectural, structural, and MEP disciplines was the first step our team took. To make sure that CRESIRE and the Client's team were on the same page, there were numerous review sessions. Every architectural, structural, and MEP detail that was visible in the point cloud scans was modeled in Revit.

Floors 6-11

The 6–11 point cloud laser scans of the floor were examined initially by the CRESIRE team. These were common floor layouts on these levels. The majority of this was MEP Revit modeling work. The first assignment for our group was to create Revit models for level 6. It was referred to in the levels above. Each floor had a separate MEP detailing. The client received the Architectural & Structural and MEP models separately.

Revit 3D Modeling Proficiency

CRESIRE’s team scrutinized the point cloud laser scans of floors 12-16 initially. Level 12 and level 13 were parking podiums. Our team started developing conceptual Revit models in the Architectural, Structural, and MEP discipline. There were multiple review meetings to ensure that CRESIRE and the Client’s team were on the same page. We modeled every architectural, structural, and MEP detail, demonstrated in the point cloud scans, in Revit.

Floors 16-25

The CRESIRE team first looked at the floor's 16–25 point cloud laser scans. These levels were typical floor plans. This included primarily MEP Revit modeling work. Our team's first task was to produce Revit models for level 16. Used it as a reference for the levels above. The MEP detailing was different on each floor. Architectural & Structural and MEP models were delivered separately to the client.

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