Industrial Scan2BIM project in progress

3D scanning NOVAL Scan2BIM FARO Focus

NOVAL PROPERTY assigned ASTROLABE the as-built 3D documentation of the former VIOHALCO factory


NOVAL PROPERTY is one of the dominant Real Estate Investment Companies in Greece. Its portfolio of assets consists of office buildings, shopping centres, hotels and former industrial buildings of a total built-up area of about 430,000 sq.m. The total portfolio’s estimated value is about 300 million euros.

One of its latest development projects is the urban regeneration of the former Viohalco industrial asset (currently HALCOR sales department) at 252 Pireos str. in Athens. This is an investment of 120 million euros for the creation of the first supra-local pole of tourism and culture in the center of Athens (city resort). The plan features two hotels, a park of more than 30,000 sq.m., playgrounds, a museum, a technology research and development center, catering and leisure facilities, sports facilities and a rehabilitation center. The uses of culture will cover more than 30% of the built-up areas, while the tourist infrastructure will cover 45%. The investment has already received the green light from the inter-ministerial committee on strategic investments. It will provide for the creation of 800 new jobs.

The industrial Scan2BIM project

The industrial building complex resides on a land parcel of 72569 sq.m. and consists of 26 buildings with a total built-up area of 43868 sq.m. The purpose of this industrial Scan2BIM survey, being executed by ASTROLABE is the complete documentation of the as-built status of the buildings. An accurate and up-to-date BIM model, as well as detailed architectural and structural 2D drawings will be generated . For the field data collection, we have engaged two 3D laser scanning crews. They are both equipped with FARO Focus scanners, capturing pointcloud data and high resolution panoramic images. As a result, we expect to conclude the survey, consisting of more than 1,000 scans, in 10-15 days. Our Scan2BIM team has already started to process the first 3D data coming from the field.

Stay tuned for an upcoming case study!

Update: July 2020

Field data capture has been concluded on schedule. 3D poincloud processing is almost completed for the whole complex. For better project development, three partial deliveries have been arranged (building groups A, B and C). Enjoy a 3-minute “sneak preview” video of our ongoing Scan2BIM processing: