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 used to support construction sequencing, structural design and offsite manufacture, with asset information being integrated into university’s existing facilities management system (Wren).
The energy centre, at Whiteknights Campus in Reading, contains boilers, Combined Heat and Power units and equipment to supply hot and warm water around the campus, replacing an existing steam boiler house, to help meet the University’s plan to reduce carbon emissions by 20%.