3D laser scanning is the definitive method for surveyors to capture buildings with ultimate accuracy and detail. 

3D Laser Scanners will capture anything that is within the range of the scanner when operating. 3D laser scanning from multiple positions around a building or street can capture almost 100% of its visible surface and can therefore capture buildings in more details than any other method in most cases.

For example a building elevation surveyed traditionally with a total station will contain hundreds of observations. The same elevation surveyed with a 3D laser scanner will contain millions of points.
3D laser scanning is a very effective way of capturing the building in question, as well as all the surrounding detail. Streetscapes can be captured and drawn using 3D laser scanning with accuracy and efficiency to assist planning and design.