3D Laser Scanning - Verticality Survey at St Vedast Church by Terrain Surveys

3D Laser Scanning for Verticality Survey of St Vedast Church

 Terrain Surveys used 3D laser scanning techniques to accurately measure the verticality of the steeple at St. Vedast church in London. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and noted for its unusual steeple, stained glass windows and a small, peaceful courtyard, the Grade I listed building houses six bells that are widely regarded as being the finest sounding in London. When structural engineers Mason Navarro Pledge were appointed by the Diocese…

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Revit Survey Model for Hillcrest by Terrain Surveys

Revit Model Supports Visualisation for Edwardian Apartment Conversion

  When planning to convert an Edwardian semi-detached house at Hillcrest Road, Acton into three separate apartments, Statman Architects commissioned Terrain Surveys to carry out a 3D laser scan and produce a full Revit model of the existing property. This complex conversion involved reconfiguring the roof profile and converting the basement, for two new apartments at ground level and a maisonette on the first and second floors with a roof…

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3D models at RAF Coltishall by Terrain Surveys

3D Models of World War II Fighter Pens at RAF Coltishall

Working with Mason Navarro Pledge structural and civil engineers and Purcell architects, Terrain Surveys have produced 3D models of the World War II fighter pens at RAF Coltishall in Norfolk; a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The survey supports a condition report for Norfolk County Council’s Historic Environment Services. The air base was opened in 1940 and played a key role in World War II as a bomber base. Each fighter pen…

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3D Laser Scanning to BIM Model at Reading University by Terrain Surveys

University of Reading Energy Centre – 3D Laser Scanning

Working with Cadan Design Ltd for architects Pick Everard and Bradbrook Consulting structural engineers, Terrain Surveys have completed a 3D laser scan of a new energy centre at the University of Reading. The scans were used to provide an ‘as built’ record of the installation. Cadan Design developed a BIM Level 2 model in which pipe configuration was redesigned to increase future expansion space by 50%. The model was also…

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Christchurch Laser Scanning by Terrain Surveys

Ipswich Leisure and Culture Buildings Benefit from Laser Survey by Terrain Surveys

Following a 3D laser survey scan of Ipswich Museum, Terrain Surveys have carried out measured and topographical surveys of Regent Theatre and Christchurch Mansion, a Grade 1 listed Tudor manor house. Detailed CAD drawings from scan data were produced for designers involved in capital refurbishment projects at each of the premises. Regent Theatre, a Grade II listed building, is East Anglia’s largest theatre with seating for over 1,500 people and…

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3D Laser Scanning at Data Centre by Terrain Surveys

Terrain Keeps Its Cool at Data Centre, Birmingham

Terrain Surveys were commissioned by Cadan Design to survey the cooling plant for a data centre in Birmingham. The cooling plant’s main function is to cool the banks of servers and ensure nothing overheats. The pointcloud data supplied by Terrain was used by Cadan Design, who has previously also worked on the Meeza Data Centre in Qatar, to model the plant installation, tanks and pipework. The full colour pointcloud data…

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Livery Hall Pointcloud by Terrain Surveys

Architectural Features at Drapers’ Hall Captured by 3D Laser Scanning

Terrain Surveys were commissioned by architects Engine Room to survey this building for Drapers’ Company, which was founded more than 600 years ago and is incorporated by Royal Charter as one of the 12 Great Livery Companies in the City of London. Terrain produced topographical surveys and building elevations within the garden and courtyard. By means of 3D laser scanning, they also delivered a comprehensive set of floor and ceiling…

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Building Information Modelling by Terrain Surveys

New CPD Seminar for BIM: “Bring your project to life – with 3D laser scanning”

On 22nd October, Terrain Surveys hosted their first CPD seminar in St. Albans. The audience of architects and engineers contributed to lively discussion about the take-up of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and gave some very positive feedback. The company now plans to host similar events for practices elsewhere in the UK. The presentation explains the role of 3D laser scanning and shows how the technique supports BIM. For those practices…

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3D point cloud with Duke of Edinburgh and Terrain Surveys

Duke Reviews Latest Technology – 3D Laser Scanning

On 10th October, the Duke of Edinburgh reviewed Terrain Surveys’ 3D laser scanner ( 3D point cloud ) at the Business and Technology Centre (btc) in Stevenage, during the official opening of the ‘My Incubator’ facility. The Duke was interested to hear about how the scanner captures a 3D point cloud, with intricate detail of architectural features. John Lane, Director of Terrain Surveys Ltd. commented, “We talked briefly about how…

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Nelsons Column laser scan survey by Terrain Surveys

Laser Scanning of Nelson’s Column for New Hat

At 5am on the last day in August, over twenty colourful hats appeared on statues throughout the capital. The highest, on Nelson’s column, was craned into place during pitch darkness following weeks of preparation, including wind-tunnel tests and a secret laser scan survey which accurately measured the statue’s hat size. The event was organised by the Mayor of London and Grazia magazine to celebrate London festival 2012 and to promote…

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