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17 01, 2022

Can BIM be used for existing buildings?

By |2022-01-17T14:42:32+00:00January 17th, 2022|BIM Services|Comments Off on Can BIM be used for existing buildings?

Using Building Information Modelling (BIM) on new buildings is easy to do - you are starting from scratch after all, and so you can make sure everything is laid out where it needs to be. But what if the building you are working on is an existing structure, such as a historical building, a renovation ...

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20 12, 2021

4 main types of fire sprinkler systems

By |2022-01-05T12:49:52+00:00December 20th, 2021|Fire Protection Services|Comments Off on 4 main types of fire sprinkler systems

Fire sprinkler systems are an essential part of building design as they save lives in the event of a fire. Along with other fire protection measures, both active and passive, a well-maintained fire sprinkler system can lessen the spread of the fire by suppressing flames and smoke - giving people time to exit the building ...

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6 12, 2021

What is a topographic survey used for?

By |2021-12-06T11:19:34+00:00December 6th, 2021|Surveying Services|Comments Off on What is a topographic survey used for?

A topographic survey is a survey that records coordinates and height data for a particular survey area. The data collected by a topographic survey can be used to create contour or spot height maps, or even more complex terrain models of the surveyed area. General principles of a topographic survey The general principles of a ...

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22 11, 2021

A guide to the four BIM dimensions – 3D, 4D, 5D & 6D

By |2021-11-22T11:48:32+00:00November 22nd, 2021|BIM Services|Comments Off on A guide to the four BIM dimensions – 3D, 4D, 5D & 6D

In this post, The CAD Room explores 3D, 4D, 5D and 6D BIM and shows how adding extra information can make for better buildings, thanks to more timely decisions being made. What is BIM? Building information modelling (BIM) is the name given to the process of creating and managing information throughout the lifecycle of a ...

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8 11, 2021

Advantages (and disadvantages) of MEP modular installations

By |2021-11-22T11:48:19+00:00November 8th, 2021|DfMA Services|Comments Off on Advantages (and disadvantages) of MEP modular installations

Modular installations are an innovative way of assembling installations in a building using modern technology. With the advancement of computer technology in recent years, there is now a tremendous opportunity for the commercial construction industry to change through the off-site prefabrication of MEP components which can then be assembled on site. MEP modules not only ...

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25 10, 2021

The Benefits of BIM for Fire Safety

By |2021-09-30T12:13:22+01:00October 25th, 2021|Fire Protection Services|Comments Off on The Benefits of BIM for Fire Safety

It is reasonable to assume that no architect designs a building expecting it to go up in flames. However, if they fail to incorporate “sufficient” fire protection to cover the occupants of the building then this can lead to huge tragedies. Defence mechanisms, such as fire sprinklers, and clearly defined exit routes are key to ...

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11 10, 2021

A walk-through of the Point Cloud to BIM process

By |2021-09-30T11:33:59+01:00October 11th, 2021|BIM Services|Comments Off on A walk-through of the Point Cloud to BIM process

When we talk about surveying and Scan to BIM, we tend to talk about a series of steps that we implement in order to get an accurate representation of the existing conditions on a particular construction project. When it comes to defining what Scan to BIM actually is, then we tend to look towards The ...

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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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