17 01, 2022

Can BIM be used for existing buildings?

By |2022-01-17T14:42:32+00:00January 17th, 2022|BIM Services|Comments Off on Can BIM be used for existing buildings?

Using Building Information Modelling (BIM) on new buildings is easy to do - you are starting from scratch after all, and so you can make sure everything is laid out where it needs to be. But what if the building you are working on is an existing structure, such as a historical building, a renovation ...

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22 11, 2021

A guide to the four BIM dimensions – 3D, 4D, 5D & 6D

By |2021-11-22T11:48:32+00:00November 22nd, 2021|BIM Services|Comments Off on A guide to the four BIM dimensions – 3D, 4D, 5D & 6D

In this post, The CAD Room explores 3D, 4D, 5D and 6D BIM and shows how adding extra information can make for better buildings, thanks to more timely decisions being made. What is BIM? Building information modelling (BIM) is the name given to the process of creating and managing information throughout the lifecycle of a ...

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11 10, 2021

A walk-through of the Point Cloud to BIM process

By |2021-09-30T11:33:59+01:00October 11th, 2021|BIM Services|Comments Off on A walk-through of the Point Cloud to BIM process

When we talk about surveying and Scan to BIM, we tend to talk about a series of steps that we implement in order to get an accurate representation of the existing conditions on a particular construction project. When it comes to defining what Scan to BIM actually is, then we tend to look towards The ...

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27 09, 2021

What are the benefits of BIM for architects?

By |2021-09-08T10:25:12+01:00September 27th, 2021|BIM Services|Comments Off on What are the benefits of BIM for architects?

BIM technology is constantly evolving and improving, enabling greater accuracy and increasing all of the benefits it brings to use in construction projects.  More and more architectural practices are also now switching to our 3D CAD services from 2D in order to improve their design coordination. But what other benefits can BIM bring to a ...

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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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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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