Construction Management Facility Management

Big Data - Looom scans 900.000 m2 at Kika/Leiner

Countless kitchens, bathrooms, living spaces, decorative items - furniture stores are constantly being rebuilt, new products are being exhibited, rooms adapted. In order to save time and money, a visualisation or modular plan of all areas is required. Looom scanned a total of 39 Kika/Leiner furniture stores in 2016/17 - and was thus able to optimise the company's conversion work and facility management.


The Project


Anyone who has seen a furniture store from the inside knows that the exhibition areas are enormous. Several floors offer entire kitchens, bedrooms, living spaces, bathrooms or decorative materials. In 2016/17 Looom was commissioned to digitise 39 of the 50 furniture stores of Kika/Leiner in Austria. In just 18 months, the team scanned more than 900,000 m2.

The collected data provided Kika/Leiner with an inventory of its properties and a comprehensive 2D plan of all premises. This plan is primarily used to optimize the ongoing renovation work in the individual furniture stores. Whereas in the past all areas and exhibition booths (e.g. for show kitchens or large living landscapes) had to be laboriously measured by hand, planning can now be carried out much faster and more efficiently. In addition, Looom developed a modular system and a plug-in for Autodesk in order to better coordinate purchasing and shopfitting - in this way Kika/Leiner was able to save costs in tenders.

In addition, this offers an important advantage for Kika/Leiner's central facility management. The plans can be used to discuss specific projects. All information can be viewed online, which greatly facilitates cooperation between the head office and the individual furniture stores. All in all, more than 40 terabytes of raw data were generated in this project, which Looom systematically processed, visualized and finally made available to the customer.

The benefits for Kika/Leiner


  • Kika/Leiner received a 2D model of all the premises and can therefore carry out the recurring conversion work much faster and more efficiently. 
  • The central facility manager has all the necessary data on buildings, premises, dimensions, etc. available at the click of a mouse. Projects can thus be realized much more quickly.

  • A modular system (programmed by Looom) facilitates the coordination of shop fitting and purchasing.

  • The actual condition is reliably documented.