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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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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3 11, 2020

The benefits of BIM for MEP engineering

By |2020-12-09T09:21:11+00:00November 3rd, 2020|BIM Services|Comments Off on The benefits of BIM for MEP engineering

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 |2020-12-09T09:21:11+00:00September 21st, 2020|BIM Services|Comments Off on How BIM can help reduce MEP costs

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 |2020-12-09T09:21:12+00:00September 7th, 2020|BIM Services|Comments Off on How point clouds are changing BIM

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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