Historic Preservation

Document and preserve the world’s culturally significant structures.
Ancient buildings, monuments, statues and excavations deteriorate over time. FARO 3D documentation tools help historians and archaeologists efficiently capture, manage and analyze as-built data for conservation. 

Better Conservation with Historic Preservation Technology 

Significant historic sites are so globally dispersed that many people never get to see them in person. Future generations might not even have the chance, unless conservationists preserve and protect the structures from deterioration over time. FARO 3D scanners and software are ideal conservation technology solutions for historic preservation and digital documentation. 

Detailed 3D data enables reconstruction of lost building components. 3D models allow for restoration design and help monitor movement and weathering patterns. And precise 3D condition surveys provide a foundation for conservation. FARO offers end-to-end workflows for all these preservation applications so that any structure can be protected and restored — and so anyone can virtually tour it for educational purposes.

The Role of 3D Laser Scanning in Historic Preservation

A preservation expert discusses the importance and opportunities of capturing the past.

Restoring a Historic London Lighthouse

3D Laser Scanners were used to capture all the details of a fascinating heritage site.

Historic Preservation

Explore all our resources on Historic Preservation.


Freestyle 2 Handheld Scanner

Designed for fast, photorealistic 3D reality capture with ultra-responsive real-time display.

Focus Swift

The first fully integrated indoor mobile mapping solution for large-area, as-built capturing with minimal time and effort.

SCENE Software

For processing and managing scan data with real-time on-site registration, automatic object recognition, scan registration and positioning.

As-BuiltTM Software

Easy, precise, seamless and efficient evaluation of reality-capture data to CAD and BIM models.

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