Yesterday we attended a seminar on point cloud 3-D scanners. I've been following the scanners and the technology for the last three years so I was very interested to see one live. The demonstration was really cool and it was amazing to see the accuracy of a room re-created in a point cloud. During the meeting I made a statement that wouldn't it be cool that you could scan a building and then someday be able to re-create it using a 3-D printer. Of course I got the that is crazy look from some people in the room but of course I ignored that.
As usual, being a BIM visionary, and intuitively knowing where the industry is going, I was really happy last night to see the following article Architect to build home with 3D printer. So, I can't wait until a certain someone reads this in the next few minutes and I get to see the look on their face when they see that this technology does actually exist and there are really incredible thing you can do with point cloud scanners.