Press Release: ECM Acquires Actus3D

Actus3D Merges with ECM – Global Measurement Solutions to Expand 3D Scanning Solution Portfolio for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Industries


Topsfield, MA – November 6, 2019 – East Coast Metrology (Recognized as ECM – Global Measurement Solutions) announces the acquisition of Actus3D, a long-time provider of 3D laser scanning services and building documentation for the architecture, engineering, and construction (often referred to as AEC) industries. With over 30 years of experience under his belt, CEO/President of Actus3D, John Smits brings his industry methodologies, expertise, and large portfolio to ECM as the new Vice President of their AEC 3D Scanning Division. “We have always been able to assist with jobs within the AEC marketplace; however, we’ve come to realize the importance of having an experienced, AIA Licensed Professional who understands the specific needs and requirements of the industry. John is known as one of the industry's best, and a pioneer of 3D scanning in the architectural world.  I am excited that he is joining our team and bringing this expertise to our company.  John’s knowledge will allow us to greatly expand our service offerings in the AEC business sector." ~ Gary Confalone, President/CEO of ECM – Global Measurement Solutions.
Both Actus3D and ECM are privately owned companies dedicated to providing customers with comprehensive solutions to their documentation and engineering measurement needs. By combining forces, ECM will have the expertise and the technology to provide customers with the most innovative, metrology-driven solutions for AEC industries. “I have over 30 years of experience working in this industry, but there have been several times that I had to turn down a job or outsource to a company with more efficient technology to achieve the results my customer desired. Now that I am under ECM’s umbrella,  I can do what I love and have the technology I need at my fingertips, providing our customers with results that exceed their expectations.” ~ John Smits, Vice President of AEC 3D Scanning Division for ECM (Formerly President/CEO of Actus3D)
The success of ECM comes from their commitment to ensure that customers receive the very highest quality of engineering services in a timely and professional manner.  Whether you are contracting ECM for a measurement project or renting equipment, customers know they can expect exceptional support and unequaled metrology knowledge from ECM’s highly qualified engineers and management team. With the merge of Actus3D complete, ECM now provides one-stop-shop, solution-based benefits to customers in the architecture, engineering and construction industries. Visit to learn more about ECM - Global Measurement Solution’s comprehensive AEC 3D scanning service portfolio.

ABOUT EAST COAST METROLOGY (Recognized as ECM - Global Measurement Solutions)

ECM - Global Measurement Solutions specializes in industrial measurement services. ECM brings a new standard of quality to dimensional measurement through a combination of best-in-class 3D technologies, proven metrology processes, application specific expertise and the right balance of after service support. Whether servicing small manufacturers or leading companies across a diverse range of industries, ECM takes pride in the ability to provide comprehensive solutions to meet customer dimensional metrology and engineering support needs.


Actus3D is a provider of 3D Laser Scan Services and Building Documentation. They implement methodologies developed specifically for applying 3D laser scan data to the architecture, engineering and construction professions, focusing on its use in both documentation and the forensic study of buildings and structures. In addition to processed scan data, Actus3d provides a variety of CAD deliverables in 2D and 3D formats, from detailed plans and elevations to complex 3D Revit models and animations.