We conduct surveys of the highest precision.

Sintesi is one of the few design firms in Italy capable of offering services using laser scanning technology, enabling ultra-detailed surveys of the terrain, buildings and even archaeological sites. This technology allows for scanning through specific machines that reconstruct a point cloud distributed in a three-dimensional space. The data is then processed in dedicated software to recreate a digital model exactly resembling the existing one.

Surveying with the usage of laser scanners is non-invasive and boasts precision reaching up to a tenth of a millimeter. One of its primary advantages is the reduction of on-site visits, but its versatility is fundamental. From the 3D model, it’s possible to extract floor plans, profiles, or sections with exact measurements matching reality. Unlike traditional photogrammetry, laser scanning is an active process of measurement, thanks to the totally harmless emission of laser beams that, once hit an object, bounce back, allowing for the recording of all three spatial coordinates. This methodology can be used both outdoors, for creating a complete model, and for indoor acquisitions. Among its major applications are artistic, architectural, and archaeological restorations, but it can also be used for analyses on structural civil elements. Comprehensive environmental monitoring has been a core focus of Sintesi since the 2000s through laser scanning technology.

In 2004, our company conducted the latest full laser survey of the Pantheon for advanced analysis. The account of this experience was then documented by architect Siro Cinti in the volume “Pantheon. History and Future,” published in 2007. But what are the advantages of this technology? In addition to speed and infinitesimal detail, it allows for comparing the project’s status with its execution, is usable in all lighting conditions, and can be used for constant monitoring.

Furthermore, it easily provides terrain models and virtually simulates the results of various interventions. Apart from the Pantheon, Sintesi has been called upon to conduct numerous other archaeological surveys within the various urban planning programs it has been involved with over the years. Following the 2009 earthquake in L’Aquila, Sintesi conducted surveys in several Abruzzo villages, including the Medieval Village of Rovere in Rocca di Mezzo.


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