• 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 to Optimise Store Layouts & Performance Using StoreSpace®

    Optimise Store Performance with StoreSpace

    Creating profitable store layouts requires the meticulous positioning of categories and products to ensure selling space is optimised and customers are satisfied. Optimising store performance involves the assessment of many different data and this is where StoreSpace® fits in.

    This video overview outlines how our StoreSpace space planning software can assist you in optimising your store layouts and performance.

    StoreSpace® is a registered trademark of C A Design Services Ltd.

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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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  • C A Design Services and Prosper

    This video explores the range of professional services offered by C A Design Services and Prosper.

    C A Design Services specialise in construction, design, drafting, visualisation, surveying and software. We are one of the UK’s leading companies engaged in in the creation, management and publication of design and building data. Prosper is a collective of designers, architects and interior experts, working together to create amazing spaces.

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  • 360° virtual tour of a store with StoreView®

    360 virtual tour of a store with StoreView

    StoreView® 3D Virtual Tour from C A Design Services is a new interactive web application and communications tool for retail store development teams. It is cost effective to create and very easy to use.

    In this short overview, we look at the features, advantages and benefits of the StoreView® 3D virtual tour showing examples of the application in action.

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  • Water for Kids – C A Design Services 2017 supported charity

    English Housing Survey Regional Manager Barbara Lucas talks about the work she and a dedicated team of volunteers carry out in developing countries on behalf of the Water for Kids charity.

    In addition, C A Design Services Managing Director Steve Brown explains why Water for Kids are C A Design Services 2017 supported charity.

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  • Meet the Retail Planning Team

    Meet our retail planning team

    Retail Services Manager Pete Humm and his team talk about the retail planning work C A Design Services undertakes for clients.

    Pete manages the UK’s largest retail planning teams split across our three offices in Great Yarmouth, Leeds and Wolverhampton working for a wide range of retail clients

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  • Introducing our Retail Planning Services

    Introducing our retail planning services video

    Director Guy Moates provides a brief insight into the retail planning services we offer including retail planning, surveying, visualisation and software.

    From our first customers Boots and Sainsburys to the wide range of clients we work with today, Guy explains how our services have evolved.

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  • 3D Animation of Sainsbury’s Thanet Store

    Creating a 3D Property Animation

    Sainsbury’s used the construction of its 107,000 sq ft store at Thanet, Kent to trial intelligent Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the construction process. The trial was used to create a blueprint for rolling out BIM across the company in future construction projects.

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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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