Case Study – Rehabilitation of the Balcan Inn, Constanța


Specialized studies detail various ways in which 3D modeling can be used for the rehabilitation of a deteriorated building and beyond, with 3D modeling becoming an important tool for architects and construction engineers who need to assess the degradation of a building and plan necessary repairs without compromising the building’s authenticity.


Modeling is commonly used in rehabilitation projects. By creating a 3D model of the building, users can better understand the deterioration and the ideal way to restore it with minimal costs and interventions. 3D scanning is a process of creating a digital projection of a building by digitally capturing it in a BIM format.


One of the advantages of 3D scanning is its highly precise method of capturing detailed images of objects and can be used to create digital models for analyzed objects. This can be useful for museums, historical buildings, and various organizations wishing to preserve historical landmarks in good condition, facilitating access to their interiors for future generations.

Scanning the exterior of a building with specialized equipment creates a point cloud that can be used to identify and measure structural deterioration. This information is then used to create a structural repair plan.

The 3D model can also be used to create a virtual tour of a building. This allows visitors to explore the interior structure from any angle.


Xplorate Group provides integrated services covering survey engineering, 3D laser scanning, 3D modeling, 2D sections and plans, representation for all types of surfaces, digital terrain model-DTM, Mesh.

For the rehabilitation of the Balcan Inn, a team of 5 specialists in 3D laser scanning and point cloud processing was mobilized, with the measured elements subsequently transposed into 2D plans and generated 3D models to facilitate accurate diagnosis for the analyzed objective.

A total area of 9532 square meters was measured, and the deliverables obtained consisted of three floor plans, eight facades, eight cross-sections, a roof plan, a truss plan, and a Revit 3D model.

The speed of the measurement process and transposition into a 3D model of scanned elements reduced the total time allocated for the rehabilitation of the Balcan Inn, a result attributed to the balanced combination of specialized equipment and an experienced team.

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