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16 01, 2023

Six benefits of BIM for civil engineers

By |2023-01-16T11:43:54+00:00January 16th, 2023|BIM Services|Comments Off on Six benefits of BIM for civil engineers

The word building in building information modelling (BIM) can be misleading as some believe BIM only applies to vertical construction. However, this is not the case. More and more civil engineering firms now realise the benefits of using BIM processes and tools as part of their infrastructure projects to eliminate waste and improve efficiency. ...

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6 12, 2022

How does BIM benefit Architects and Surveyors?

By |2022-12-06T09:32:23+00:00December 6th, 2022|BIM Services|Comments Off on How does BIM benefit Architects and Surveyors?

The benefits of using BIM are starting to become more well-known to everyone in the construction trade - not least architects and surveyors. The technology associated with BIM technology is constantly improving and becoming even more accurate, which is increasing its use in the construction industry. Many architectural and surveying practices have even switched ...

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7 11, 2022

What role do surveyors have to play in BIM transformation?

By |2022-11-07T10:43:15+00:00November 7th, 2022|Surveying Services|Comments Off on What role do surveyors have to play in BIM transformation?

BIM is the foundation of digital transformation in the built environment. This means it has opened up many possibilities for surveyors. In the past, surveying relied on 2D topographic surveys, elevations and floor plans, whereas nowadays, it has moved on to 3D intelligent models, last scanning, point clouds and UAV photogrammetry. The following significant change ...

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10 10, 2022

What is the purpose of a point cloud?

By |2022-11-07T10:40:16+00:00October 10th, 2022|Surveying Services|Comments Off on What is the purpose of a point cloud?

As your professional BIM outsourcing partner, The CAD Room are always on the lookout for services that we can offer you that will enable us to deliver you better results. This is where our surveying services come in. In the past, architects used manual surveying techniques to help create a two-dimensional (2D) set of ...

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12 09, 2022

What are surveyor services for BIM?

By |2022-09-08T14:20:45+01:00September 12th, 2022|Surveying Services|Comments Off on What are surveyor services for BIM?

There is growing adoption of BIM in the construction sector, as the benefits of a collaborative approach have been clearly shown. This growing use of BIM has also increased the demand for our surveying services, as surveying for BIM can lead to better-informed design decisions. What is a survey for BIM? BIM is the acronym ...

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10 08, 2022

What is 3d modelling in architecture?

By |2022-08-09T13:11:32+01:00August 10th, 2022|CAD Services|Comments Off on What is 3d modelling in architecture?

The construction industry is a sector that still does a lot of manual work and has been slow to go digital. However, manual construction can be time-consuming and have greater potential for waste, meaning budgets are overshot more often than not. This is where 3D modelling comes in. Not only does it help to bring ...

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11 07, 2022

What are the seven main types of fire sprinkler systems?

By |2023-01-24T14:50:07+00:00July 11th, 2022|Fire Protection Services|Comments Off on What are the seven main types of fire sprinkler systems?

Many different types of fire sprinklers have been created since the first recognised fire sprinkler system was invented in 1812 to keep up with changes in environmental systems. There are seven main types of sprinkler systems that all help to prevent flames from spreading and reduce fire damage. The main differences between the seven ...

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13 06, 2022

What is the purpose of a measured building survey?

By |2022-06-13T10:30:45+01:00June 13th, 2022|Surveying Services|Comments Off on What is the purpose of a measured building survey?

We have recently added surveying to our raft of other quality services, including topographical surveying, surveys to BIM and measured surveys. What are measured surveys? The RICS defines measured surveys as "taking measurements of sites of buildings to produce accurate drawings to scale. They are usually specified to an agreed level of detail, acceptable accuracy ...

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9 05, 2022

What is DfMA in construction?

By |2022-05-05T09:32:35+01:00May 9th, 2022|DfMA Services|Comments Off on What is DfMA in construction?

In recent years, the UK Government has ramped up its spending on the UK’s infrastructure which has left the construction industry facing some challenges. They are being asked to deliver major infrastructure in half the time for two-thirds of the cost and half the carbon. On top of this, there is an increasing skills shortage ...

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11 04, 2022

Everything you need to know about how BIM helps construction

By |2022-04-11T12:05:19+01:00April 11th, 2022|BIM Services|Comments Off on Everything you need to know about how BIM helps construction

The adoption of BIM in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry is gaining momentum, thanks to more companies working on getting better bottom-line returns from streamlining workflows. The model-based approach of BIM means that all contractors involved in a project can access every step involved in one area. This is just one benefit of ...

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