Course Objectives: learn the basics of laser scanning; learn why some firms use their scanners mainly for surveying applications; discuss breaking into new markets and developing scanning into a standalone service; discuss return on investment examples.
Brian M. Elbe, PS served in the US Army from 1992 to 1996 and is a 2000 graduate from Cincinnati State Technical College where he received an Associate of Applied Science in Surveying and a 2003 graduated from the University of Cincinnati where he received a Bachelor of Science with a Surveying and Engineering Focus. He began working in surveying in 1998 as an instrument operator at RD Zande & Associates and in 1999 began a new position as a survey crew chief at The Kleingers Group. In 2004, he moved into a survey project manager role and in 2008 when the company adopted laser scanning technology served as the lead technician and project manager for scanning projects. In 2010 Mr. Elbs took over the lead role of the scanning division where his primary functions were business development and project management. In early 2015 he started with Leica Geosystems serving as a Regional Scanning Consultant for the Mid-Atlantic region and today serve the Central region. He is a licensed Professional Land Surveyor and has previously spoken on scanning related topics at SPAR International, Autodesk University and Hexagon Live.