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6 07, 2020

Introduction to The CAD Room’s new surveying services

By |2020-06-30T10:04:16+01:00July 6th, 2020|Surveying Services|0 Comments

We are always looking for new ways to support our clients here at The CAD Room, and so are delighted to offer our brand new range of surveying services.  Our Survey Manager, Craig Greaves, has over 18 years experience in the sector and is constantly learning about new equipment and technologies to ensure our services ...

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8 06, 2020

The Eight Wastes of Lean in Construction

By |2020-06-15T13:32:36+01:00June 8th, 2020|General|0 Comments

The construction industry as a whole is facing intense pressure from the European Union and the UK Government to reduce waste, improve performance and expand recycling - and it is easy to see why. Recent figures published by the UK Government reveal the construction industry is responsible for generating around 120 million tonnes of waste ...

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29 05, 2020

Implementing fire sprinklers as part of building design

By |2020-06-30T10:04:37+01:00May 29th, 2020|Fire Protection Services|0 Comments

As part of our series on MEP services and how BIM can help with that, we also want to look closer at one of our newer services - fire protection. Our fire protection services were launched in response to the fact that we have worked with many MEP contractors in the past, and have sometimes ...

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4 05, 2020

Using BIM to overcome MEP design challenges

By |2020-04-09T11:02:02+01:00May 4th, 2020|MEP Services|0 Comments

In the construction industry, the progression of a mechanical and engineering (M&E) design to a coordinated installation standard model and drawing is critical to the project’s success - as it will not only impact on time but budget as well. This is just one reason why the structure of an MEP (mechanical, engineering and plumbing) ...

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20 04, 2020

Architectural fit-outs: what do you need to know?

By |2020-04-02T12:13:27+01:00April 20th, 2020|Architectural Fit Out|0 Comments

There are many terms that we use here at The CAD Room on a daily basis, and these may be confusing for those who are new to the construction industry. One such term is architectural fit-outs. This article is aimed at explaining what the term means and also how The CAD Room can help with ...

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6 04, 2020

Why are MEP services critical to the success of a building?

By |2020-04-02T12:05:08+01:00April 6th, 2020|MEP Services|0 Comments

As an outsource BIM services company, over the years we have worked in a collaborative way with many businesses, both large and small.  We know well that MEP services are critical to effective building design because they help to make domestic and commercial buildings more comfortable, efficient and most importantly, functional. What are MEP Services? ...

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18 03, 2020

Standards for Fire Sprinkler Installation

By |2020-03-18T16:07:49+00:00March 18th, 2020|Fire Protection Services|0 Comments

Our newest service at The CAD Room is focused on fire protection services. We have experienced issues in the past trying to coordinate fire sprinkler designs which have not been completed in 3D with the other MEP services. Fire prevention is a serious subject, especially when it comes to commercial buildings, and there are many ...

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9 03, 2020

COBie – why is it important to the buildingSMART data model?

By |2020-03-04T14:49:15+00:00March 9th, 2020|BIM Services|0 Comments

COBie is the acronym given to the international standard for building data exchange - its full title is Construction Operations Building Information Exchange. The COBie specification captures industry best practice and is most commonly used in the product data handover process between the construction firm and the facility management team. However, it is important to ...

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17 02, 2020

Fire Sprinkler Systems Explained

By |2020-02-03T13:38:45+00:00February 17th, 2020|Fire Protection Services|0 Comments

We have recently introduced fire protection services here at The CAD Room, as we have completed many MEP projects in the past and so have worked closely with many fire sprinkler contractors. We have frequently found ourselves in a situation where the sprinkler system design has not been created in 3D, meaning we are unable ...

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3 02, 2020

The BIM life cycle: how does it benefit small construction companies?

By |2020-02-03T13:36:13+00:00February 3rd, 2020|BIM Services|0 Comments

When it comes to BIM, many construction companies feel that it is an approach that is more commonly used on government projects or larger businesses in the public sector. While this may have been true in the past, as larger companies tended to adopt BIM first, there is a risk that smaller companies may miss ...

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