Creation of thermal 3D model

Management Summary

The 3D model can be viewed via blender, or our visualization tools. It provides better visibility and usability than the direct use of the 2D thermal scans. Higher visibility and visualization in general directly reduces the amount of errors that will need to be fixed post processing as well as simplifies the dialog between the different branches in the project, including the workers on site.

For the workers it’s both stimulating and with proven efficiency increase if they have the ability to see and understand the situation of the project regarding their part, as well as understanding the things that need to be fixed and why they need to be fixed.

(for further information about the benefits of visualization and worker’s involvement into the process there are great materials relating to Lean Management)

The texture of the model is made from the thermal scans, giving it appearance identical to the results of thermal simulations. This gives us the ability to compare the thermal situation of the simulation with the results in the real world.

Use Case Definition

Aim and scope

The aim is improving visualization and hence also the quality of the process and the results of building and reconstructions.

The thermal scans and different measurements by themselves are something that requires higher level of competence as well significant amount of time even for the specialist to process it.

The 3D thermal model bundles up the necessary data in a 3D model that can be moved and rotated around and analyzed as an object held at hand. (via our tools)
This makes the process more comfortable which in turn reduces the amount of time needed for both analysis and presentation. Also the higher visibility reduces the amount of risk for errors.

Scope of the project is the application of the 3D thermal models for the process of visualization.


Ease and improvement of the pipeline process of building repair and reconstruction.


 The quality of the model is limited by the hardware and the time restraints.


CAD – Computer Aided Design, refers to the 3D models created via technical CAD programs such as REVIT. Unlike the organic 3D models made via programs like Blender, CAD models and programs are characterized with complete control over every measurable dimension in the model to ensure buildability and repeatability of the of the physical model

Project Group




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  • Document Type : Use Case
  • GUID : 4999D5EE-7EAE-413F-BF97-68A91C845B8B
  • Identifier : BIMSpeed_UC12_ASP
  • Life Cycle Stage : ISO 22263
  • Revision : -
  • Project Status : Approved
  • Maturity level : Proven
  • Use Case: Approved
  • Processes: Approved
  • ER: Approved
  • Published on: Nov 3, 2022
  • Last change: Nov 3, 2022
  • Publisher: BIM Speed
  • Author: Angelov, Antoni

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