16 11, 2020

“Scan to BIM”: What is it?

By |2020-11-03T08:38:21+00:00November 16th, 2020|BIM Services|0 Comments

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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3 11, 2020

The benefits of BIM for MEP engineering

By |2020-11-03T08:35:43+00:00November 3rd, 2020|BIM Services|0 Comments

Since the introduction of BIM back in 2011, it has become an indispensable tool in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industries, but what does it have to offer MEP engineers? One of the main benefits of BIM (Building Information Modelling) is that it offers an early insight into critical design data in real-time scenarios directly ...

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21 09, 2020

How BIM can help reduce MEP costs

By |2020-10-06T10:42:49+01:00September 21st, 2020|BIM Services|0 Comments

Wherever you are in the world, owning a building is an expensive business—needing a significant amount of investment upfront along with ongoing maintenance and operation costs.  However, the smart building owners among you know that these costs can be significantly reduced if smart decisions are made during the building design process. The really clever ones ...

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7 09, 2020

How point clouds are changing BIM

By |2020-10-06T10:42:49+01:00September 7th, 2020|BIM Services|0 Comments

Building Information Modelling (BIM) has dramatically changed the world of construction, with BIM Level Two now being mandatory for all publicly funded construction projects in the UK. What you may not know is that point clouds actually make BIM even more useful. Giving an exact definition of BIM can be hard—in fact there is no ...

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3 08, 2020

BIM for the fit-out sector

By |2020-10-06T10:42:49+01:00August 3rd, 2020|BIM Services|0 Comments

BIM is becoming more and more accepted in the construction industry, to the point where it is now starting to be used in all areas of contracting - such as fit-out and facilities management as well. However, as with most digital tools, adoption is slow, and so we have written this article to give contractors ...

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9 03, 2020

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

By |2020-10-06T10:42:50+01:00March 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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3 02, 2020

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

By |2020-10-06T10:42:50+01:00February 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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20 01, 2020

What impact do fire sprinklers have on building design?

By |2020-10-06T10:42:50+01:00January 20th, 2020|BIM Services, Fire Protection Services|0 Comments

Attaining a certain level of fire safety is a statutory requirement in building design - however, it is usually left up to the designer to decide what fire safety services and design features they use to achieve this. Standard fire safety guidance tends to indicate that there are concessions on other fire precautions when automatic ...

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7 01, 2020

Big Data and the Construction Industry

By |2020-10-06T10:42:50+01:00January 7th, 2020|BIM Services|0 Comments

Big data is big news at the moment as it refers to the huge quantities of information that has been stored in the past and continues to be acquired today. Data can be collected from people, computers, smart devices, machines - basically any device or agent that generates data. The vast availability of such data ...

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23 12, 2019

Fire Sprinkler Design: What do you need to know?

By |2020-10-06T10:42:50+01:00December 23rd, 2019|BIM Services|0 Comments

An automatic fire sprinkler is used to control or extinguish fires locally through the discharging of water in the location. Detection of the fire is usually done through the use of heat-sensitive elements, constructed from glass bulbs containing oil-based liquids or soldered links. There is also a thermal element which holds a plug which prevents ...

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