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27 09, 2021

What are the benefits of BIM for architects?

By |2021-09-08T10:25:12+01:00September 27th, 2021|BIM Services|Comments Off on What are the benefits of BIM for architects?

BIM technology is constantly evolving and improving, enabling greater accuracy and increasing all of the benefits it brings to use in construction projects.  More and more architectural practices are also now switching to our 3D CAD services from 2D in order to improve their design coordination. But what other benefits can BIM bring to a ...

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13 09, 2021

The Importance of Fire Safety in Building Design

By |2021-09-08T10:23:16+01:00September 13th, 2021|Fire Protection Services|Comments Off on The Importance of Fire Safety in Building Design

The materials used in the construction of a building, as well as the design and layout of the building, have a key part to play in not only preventing the spread of flames and smoke but also allowing people to be safely evacuated from the premises in the event of a fire. This means that ...

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23 08, 2021

BIM and Surveying: A new opportunity?

By |2021-08-09T11:28:35+01:00August 23rd, 2021|Surveying Services|Comments Off on BIM and Surveying: A new opportunity?

BIM (Building Information Modelling) is one of the biggest opportunities that surveyors have had presented to them in many years. The model-based approach combines both processes and technologies to support the efficient creation and use of information for construction and building operations. Add to this its strong use of spatial information, and you can see ...

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9 08, 2021

Can BIM help DfMA?

By |2021-08-09T11:24:10+01:00August 9th, 2021|Prefabrication services|Comments Off on Can BIM help DfMA?

Design is one of the core concepts of construction, but what is the design process of the construction industry ultimately geared towards? Creating a building that stakeholders and users are happy with at a reasonable cost. DfMA (Design for Manufacturing and Assembly) is a process that is used within the construction industry to simplify elements ...

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26 07, 2021

Overview of the draft Building Safety Bill

By |2021-07-06T11:43:22+01:00July 26th, 2021|Fire Protection Services|Comments Off on Overview of the draft Building Safety Bill

In late 2020, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) published the draft Building Safety Bill for pre-legislative review this July (2021). This bill is intended to introduce major reforms to the safety regime in the wake of the recent Hackitt Review. Robert Jenrick, Housing Secretary, recently described the bill as “a significant ...

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12 07, 2021

Point cloud survey: what is it and how does it work?

By |2021-07-06T11:40:13+01:00July 12th, 2021|Surveying Services|Comments Off on Point cloud survey: what is it and how does it work?

We offer laser scans as one of our surveying services as they are a quick and efficient way to collect extremely accurate data about on-site conditions. This article will explore what laser scanning entails, how point clouds can be used to deliver 3D models, and some of the advantages associated with the “scan to BIM ...

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21 06, 2021

What role do surveyors have in the future of BIM?

By |2021-06-03T09:16:20+01:00June 21st, 2021|Surveying Services|Comments Off on What role do surveyors have in the future of BIM?

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is becoming increasingly commonplace in construction projects on a global scale. The combination of improved collaboration and technology gives project managers the ability to better manage construction projects and comply with budget and time constraints. However, the BIM life cycle and efforts to adopt it will be futile if surveying is ...

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7 06, 2021

The benefits of BIM for fire protection services

By |2021-06-03T09:12:34+01:00June 7th, 2021|Fire Protection Services|Comments Off on The benefits of BIM for fire protection services

While it is wise to assume that no architect designs a building with the expectation that it will go up in flames, it is also wise for the architect to incorporate sufficient fire protection into the building in order to compensate for such a tragic scenario. It is critical, therefore, that defence mechanisms such as ...

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24 05, 2021

What does MEP mean in construction?

By |2021-05-07T10:34:35+01:00May 24th, 2021|MEP Services|Comments Off on What does MEP mean in construction?

MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) are the three technical disciplines encompassing the systems that are incorporated into buildings in order for them to be suitable for human occupancy and use. MEP systems turn empty rooms into spaces that are welcoming and liveable for humans - whether this is office space, laboratories or homes. The fact ...

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10 05, 2021

What are the advantages of CAD?

By |2021-05-07T10:31:48+01:00May 10th, 2021|CAD Services|Comments Off on What are the advantages of CAD?

CAD stands for computer-aided design and refers to the method of using computer software to create virtual models of buildings and their related systems. CAD capabilities Buildings must be designed right down to the finest detail before construction begins, in order for setbacks during the construction process to be as minimal as possible. Setbacks during ...

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