• Benefits of having a building surveyor on a project team

    Benefits of having a building surveyor on a project team

    How do you create an effective team to build great construction projects? Without doubt, strong relationships and communication between all parties make top of the list.

    Construction consultancy Pick Everard chose to include CADS Building Surveyors in their team – and from the very start gained valuable insight for their large leisure project.


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  • Top Surveying Tips for Architects and Contractors

    Top surveying tips for architects and contractors

    Watch the first in the series of our quick videos sharing our top surveying tips for architects and contractors.

    In each video members of the C A Design Services team of surveyors discuss key issues they encounter whilst working with architectural and contractor clients.

    Video 1 talks about the benefits that can be gained when Architects, Bid, Project, Design and BIM Managers include a building surveyor early on as part of their project team.

    We hope you find the video tips useful.

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  • How a BIM survey adds value to an architectural project (animation)

    How a BIM survey adds value to your architectural project

    Watch our handy guide about BIM surveys to learn how they can add value to your client’s project and the key deliverables you should expect from a survey.

    See how the survey is the first stage in the cradle to grave lifespan of a refurbishment or redevelopment project and how data accuracy gained from the survey allows designers to work with greater confidence and certainty, thereby reducing commercial risk.

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  • Laser survey for Level 2 BIM Project case study

    Laser survey for Level 2 BIM project video case study

    Pick Everard was appointed by Chelmsford City Council to design and deliver the £25 million Riverside Leisure Centre redevelopment.

    In this video case study Pick Everard’s Director Keith Prendergast and Senior Architect Justin Ashworth together with C A Design Services’ Mark Johnson discuss the challenges of developing this Level 2 BIM project for the Council and the critical nature of the site survey and 3D Revit model.

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  • What is a Laser Survey?

    A laser survey is used by professional surveyors to gather accurate and detailed data of any building, project or site.

    Using a portable laser scanner we can gather a very large amount of information in the shortest amount of time without compromising on precision, especially useful for complex environments.

    For this project we fully scanned the building inside and out to create a comprehensive pointcloud model. After registering the pointclouds together we created a full 3D model of the building including adding furniture to one of the rooms.

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