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12 04, 2021

Architectural Rendering: A Beginner’s Guide

By |2021-04-06T13:15:58+01:00April 12th, 2021|BIM Services|Comments Off on Architectural Rendering: A Beginner’s Guide

The CAD Room offers many services to BIM consultants throughout the UK, including fire sprinkler system coordination and surveying services - but one of our most popular areas is our bespoke architectural rendering service. What is architectural rendering? Architectural rendering is the name given to the process of the creation of 2D and 3D images ...

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21 03, 2021

BIM for Quantity Surveyors: A blessing or a curse?

By |2021-03-08T10:59:56+00:00March 21st, 2021|BIM Services|Comments Off on BIM for Quantity Surveyors: A blessing or a curse?

Research published by RCIS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) has shown that Building Information Modelling (BIM) can be a great benefit to Quantity Surveyors, by enabling them to speed up the estimating process through the use of the New Rules of Measurement. What is a Quantity Surveyor? The main aim of the role of a ...

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8 03, 2021

How has the Coronavirus outbreak affected the construction industry?

By |2021-03-08T09:10:12+00:00March 8th, 2021|General|Comments Off on How has the Coronavirus outbreak affected the construction industry?

In the past twelve months, we have seen businesses across all industries face the unexpected challenges of a global pandemic. Some industries, such as eCommerce, have thrived during these difficult times, while others have suffered hard from drastic drops in demand and reduced availability of workers - not to mention trade restrictions in conjunction with ...

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22 02, 2021

Clash detection: what do you need to know?

By |2021-02-02T11:08:59+00:00February 22nd, 2021|MEP Services|Comments Off on Clash detection: what do you need to know?

We’ve been talking a lot about clash detection on our blogs lately, especially the ones that are focused on the subject of MEP systems. But what is clash detection, and how can it be resolved? What is a clash? There are five main disciplines associated with building design: Architecture Construction Mechanical Electrical Plumbing When it ...

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8 02, 2021

The typical stages of MEP coordination

By |2021-02-02T11:11:50+00:00February 8th, 2021|MEP Services|Comments Off on The typical stages of MEP coordination

MEP coordination is one of the most important parts of the pre-construction phase of a building, and so it demands a lot of attention from all of the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) professionals involved in the project. The MEP coordination process is aimed at ensuring that the architectural design of the building doesn’t interfere ...

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25 01, 2021

The challenges of outsourcing your MEP coordination

By |2021-01-11T10:12:56+00:00January 25th, 2021|BIM Services|Comments Off on The challenges of outsourcing your MEP coordination

In the world of Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) there is a constant expectation placed on contractors to not only deliver projects faster but also at a lower cost to clients. This expectation can often lead to challenges at the design stage, leaving no buffer for errors or clashes - as these can lead to ...

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11 01, 2021

MEP Systems and BIM

By |2021-01-11T10:07:50+00:00January 11th, 2021|BIM Services|Comments Off on MEP Systems and BIM

MEP systems (otherwise known as Mechanical, Engineering and Plumbing) are an important part of building design, as they ensure that the end building is not only comfortable and functional but efficient and safe as well. Mechanical Systems The term ‘mechanical systems’ tends to relate to air conditioning and heating ventilation systems but can also relate ...

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21 12, 2020

How can surveyors help in the evolution of BIM?

By |2020-12-09T09:21:10+00:00December 21st, 2020|BIM Services|Comments Off on How can surveyors help in the evolution of BIM?

The UK Government is pushing BIM in the construction sector, with the hope that the combination of improved collaboration and technology will help construction companies to manage their projects more efficiently while complying with both budget and time constraints. However, many companies fail to realise that the BIM life cycle becomes almost useless if surveying ...

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7 12, 2020

BIM is a process, not a tool

By |2020-12-09T09:21:10+00:00December 7th, 2020|BIM Services|Comments Off on BIM is a process, not a tool

Back in April 2016, the UK Government mandate for BIM Level 2 landed, which meant that any government construction projects that were procured from that date on had to now be delivered in line with the Building Information Modelling standards. Reactions to the mandate were a little mixed, as at the time, many companies felt ...

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16 11, 2020

“Scan to BIM”: What is it?

By |2020-12-09T09:21:11+00:00November 16th, 2020|BIM Services|Comments Off on “Scan to BIM”: What is it?

You may have noticed that we have introduced surveying services recently as part of our work with the construction industry. Or you may have seen Craig, our Survey Manager, on site with his 3D laser scanner. If you’ve been reading our blogs or following us on social media, then you may also have come across ...

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