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Government Playbook Reinforces Role Of BIM And Digital

The government’s new Construction Playbook reinforces the BIM and digital requirements for public sector clients and contractors. The Construction Playbook is similar to the existing Outsourcing Playbook, and provides guidance on planning, evaluation, contract selection and implementation. Early on in its 83 pages, the Playbook states: “Contracting authorities should use the UK BIM Framework to [...]

Embedding BIM In Offsite Construction

Is digital innovation a core aspect of the Seismic project? Absolutely, yes. The construction industry has undergone a significant digital transformation over several decades – that has accelerated considerably in more recent years, so it’s important to make sure that digital solutions are created alongside the development of the physical product itself. All too often [...]

The Benefits of BIM Are Now Proven

In this interview, Kevin Lea, senior vice president product management at ALLPLAN, discusses the benefits of BIM solutions and the challenges and trends in the AEC sector. The construction industry seems to be rapidly gaining ground in the race to digitalization. There is wide adoption of building information modelling (BIM) and digital twins, making architecture, […]

Applications of Augmented Reality, Laser Scanning and BIM in Existing Facilities

While augmented reality, laser scanning and BIM are often associated with design, they can also be powerful tools in managing existing buildings where complex systems are constantly interacting. The benefits of BIM in facility management are well known, but many buildings don’t even have a basic set of 2D drawings available. This is especially common [...]

The Role of Surveyors in the Evolution of BIM

Building information modelling (BIM) is becoming more commonplace within construction sectors globally, combining technology with improved collaboration to better manage projects and give them the best chance of complying with time and budget constraints. However, the BIM life cycle and efforts to espouse it are almost futile if surveyors are taken out of the equation [...]

Using Drones to Calculate Stockpile Volume

Terra Drone Australia, a group company of the worldwide industrial drone solution provider Terra Drone Corporation, has recently been engaged by Bunbury Fibre Exports to conduct a stockpile volume survey of its blue gum wood chip export stockpile located at the Port of Bunbury in Western Australia. The survey is now undertaken by using a [...]

BIM In Fit Out – Time Is Our Biggest Challenge

If BIM is to deliver on its promised benefits, the fit out sector must be part of the process. A new toolbox will help the sector progress. As arguably the most time-poor part of the construction process with staggeringly short notice of new work, how can the fit out sector keep up with the push [...]

UAV Photogrammetry as an Alternative to Classic Terrestrial Surveying Techniques

Research finds that UAV Photogrammetry can accurately, reliably, and economically compete with traditional terrestrial mapping methods. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) mapping uses a technique called photogrammetry to generate accurate, real-world 3D models from 2D imagery. By combining and processing multiple geo-referenced aerial images, photogrammetric techniques are used to generate outputs such as 3D point clouds, […]

6 Facts You Need to Know About 3D Reality Capture

Whether you are a savvy user or new to 3D reality capture, these six facts from Jürgen Mayer (above), president of Hexagon Geosystems’ Reality Capture Division, are sure to set you thinking about new applications. Rapid changes in technology and computing power are affecting almost every aspect of our lives – from democratization and information […]

The Belvedere, East Village, Stratford

Terrain Surveys were commissioned by the local NHS trust to carry out a programme of measured surveys at the St Pancras Hospital site. A topographical survey, elevations and an underground service trace…

Aerial Surveys Hertfordshire – St Albans Cathedral

Terrain Surveys were commissioned by the local NHS trust to carry out a programme of measured surveys at the St Pancras Hospital site. A topographical survey, elevations and an underground service trace…

3D Revit Survey Model of St Pancras Hospital site

Terrain Surveys were commissioned by the local NHS trust to carry out a programme of measured surveys at the St Pancras Hospital site. A topographical survey, elevations and an underground service trace…

Bedford Place

We were commissioned by consulting engineers Mason Navarro Pledge on behalf of The Bedford Estate to carry out some monitoring survey work at the properties at Bedford Place. This consisted of verticality surveys to the building facades…

Meridian Water

Meridian Water is a £6bn regeneration programme of a site located in Edmonton, north London. Led by the London Borough of Enfield the proposed programme is to deliver 10,000 new homes and thousands of jobs over a 20 year…

Manton Lane Reservoir

The underground reservoir decommissioned by Anglian Water over 20 years ago is located on Manton Lane in Bedford. The reservoir is to be demolished and an industrial unit built in its place. Terrain Surveys were commissioned…

Area Referencing Plan – Warehouse

Area Referencing plans form a critical part of all property/rental valuations or asset management planning. Many newly constructed buildings require area reference surveys to ensure they have been constructed…

Offices Area Referencing Plans

Terrain Surveys have provided accurate and comprehensive area referencing plans for a variety of property types including office developments. Working to the latest RICS standards for property measurement, Terrain Surveys provide highly….

Broadwater Farm Estate

Broadwater Farm is a large housing estate built in the early 1970’s and located in Tottenham, north London. In recent years Haringey Council have identified that remedial works are necessary on a number of the housing blocks to make them…

Kennington Park

Terrain Surveys were commissioned by the site’s owners to produce measured surveys including a topographical survey and 3D model information for daylight sunlight studies. Using 3D laser scanning, pointcloud data was captured of the buildings…

Chocolate Factory

The Chocolate Factory is located in Wood Green, north London. The building offers workspaces to rent in the form of offices, studios and workshop spaces. The building was originally the headquarters of Barrat & Co, one of Britain’s best…

Detached Property in Hitchin

To aid a proposed refurbishment of the property Terrain Surveys were commissioned to produce a comprehensive set of measured survey plans. This included a topographical survey of the garden and immediate external areas…

House 3D Revit Survey

Norwood based architects and interior designers, Micasa, contacted us to provide a measured survey of a semi-detached house located in Woodford. To aid a proposed refurbishment of the property Terrain Surveys were commissioned…

Westmorland Shopping Centre

Westmorland Shopping Centre is located in the centre of Kendal in the Lake District. With proposals in place to modernize the shopping centre, which currently comprises of a number of units on two levels and Kendal’s indoor market…

Robert Clack School of Science

Robert Clack School of Science, one of the largest comprehensive school sites in the country is located in the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham. Measured surveys were required for a large expansion project which included building on a new site…

Merchant Taylor Prep School

Merchant Taylors’ Preparatory School is an independent day school located in Moor Park, Hertfordshire. Measured surveys were required for a redevelopment project which included a 3D Revit model of one of the school buildings. We were…

Nightingale Estate

Located near Hackney Downs, Hackney Council is planning to transform the Nightingale estate with high-quality new council homes. The regeneration of the estate will bring 400 new mixed tenure homes, a community centre and new public spaces.

Stevenage Town Centre

Stevenage Town Centre is undergoing an ambitious £350m redevelopment plan, which will bring new shops, bars, restaurants and homes. Measured surveys were required to aid the improvement plans to the public spaces. We were commissioned…

Former Royal London Hospital

As part of the £77m regeneration project, the London Borough of Tower Hamlets is converting the former Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel into their new town hall and administration complex. The conversion to the new Civic Centre…

St Peter’s Hospital

St Peter’s Hospital is an NHS general hospital located in Chertsey. Plans have been submitted to redevelop parts of surplus land at the hospital site for housing and make improvements around the hospital including new car parking…

Haberdashers Aske’s Boys School

The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School is an independent day school located on a large site near Elstree in Hertfordshire. Measured surveys were required for a proposal to build 9000sqm of new teaching facilities…

Fort Gilkicker

Fort Gilkicker is a Victorian Fort located on the Hampshire coast overlooking the Solent,near Gosport. It consisted of 22 gun emplacements in a semi-circular series of granite faced casements designed to protect against approaches to Portsmouth…

Thai Temple, Wimbledon

The Buddhapadipa Temple is a Buddhist monastery located in Wimbledon south London, the first Thai Temple to be built in the UK. The exterior of the temple is ornately decorated wooden fretwork with interior of the temple…

Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich

Christchurch Mansion is a Tudor Mansion located in Christchurch Park, Ipswich. The Grade I listed building is now part of the Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service, housing collections of pottery and glass and paintings by artists including…

Verticality Survey, Gable End Wall, London

A consulting engineer contacted Terrain Surveys after his client raised concerns about the structural integrity of a gable wall on his property. After an on site consultation, Terrain Surveys produced a method…

Geffrye Museum

Working closely with the Museum and their architect, we have carried out several measured surveys over the last 4 years. This is all part of the ongoing £18 million additions and modernization to this East London Museum in Shoreditch…

Ripon College

Terrain Surveys were commissioned by architects Hopper Howe Sadler to produce a topographic survey of the campus grounds with floor plans and elevations of Ripon College’s buildings and accommodation blocks. The site is a theological college…

Manor House, Oxfordshire

Terrain Surveys were commissioned by Cheshire based architects, Janine Stone, to carry out a measured survey of the property. Their requirements consisted of producing a topographical survey of the land and gardens, floor plans, elevations…

Topographical Survey, 3D Plans and Elevations on Youngsbury Estate

Terrain Surveys completed a topographical survey of the Youngsbury Estate near Wadesmill, Hertford along with a comprehensive measured survey of…

Revit Model of Apartment in London’s South Bank Tower

Terrain Surveys completed a full 3D measured survey and produced a detailed Revit model of a 31st floor apartment in London’s South Bank Tower. South Bank Tower is a 41-storey development that is a…

Terrain Surveys Undertake a Measured Survey of the Oldest Pub in England

Terrain Surveys completed a full measured survey of Ye Olde Fighting Cocks in St Albans, ready for a £1 million restoration and redevelopment of this eighth century…

3D laser scanning at Harpenden Memorial Hospital

Colin Wheeldon, Director of Terrain Surveys, was born at the Harpenden Memorial Hospital. So it seems only fitting that his firm completed measured building and underground surveys and 3D laser scanning…

10km Luton Dunstable Busway Survey completed

Terrain Surveys completed a detailed measured survey of Luton Dunstable Busway – a 10km dedicated bus route between Luton and Dunstable, which continues to Houghton Regis on the road network…

Topographical Surveys 3D Revit Models Study Preparatory School, Wimbledon

When the school commissioned Nicholas Hare Architects to undertake design work for a programme of refurbishment work, Terrain Surveys were contracted to survey…

28,270 sq m Former British Gas Works Surveyed

The former British Gas Works site at Albert Road in New Barnet has been surveyed by Terrain Surveys working for Rund Partnership on behalf of One Housing Group. The gas…

3D Survey Model Enables Vertical Extension

Terrain Surveys were approached by PHD Associates to produce a 3D Survey model to help in converting 2 Jamaica Road – a landmark building, originally built in 1887, nestled between 2 taller…

3D Laser Scanning to Survey 3 Hillingdon Schools

Terrain Surveys have completed measured 3D laser scanning surveys for three Hillingdon schools – Hillside Primary, Newnham Primary and Warrender School as part of the Department for…

3D BIM Revit Model of 40,000sqm Edward Woods Estate in Hammersmith

Edward Woods Estate near Shepherds Bush in London has seen significant investment over the last six years to regenerate the area. Following major refurbishment to improve…

3D Laser Scanning for Verticality Survey

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…

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 Supports Workspace Development Programme

Workspace owns over 100 properties in London with a total value of over £1bn, providing flexible leases for new and growing companies. To support the company’s development pipeline, Terrain Surveys have…

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…

Terrain helps prepare Aylesbury Estate Regeneration

The team at Terrain Surveys have completed a full topographical and measured survey of the 84 acre Aylesbury Estate in Southwark, ready for a 20 year reconstruction project including 4,200…

Tower of London Middle Drawbridge is Not Falling Down

The Tower of London, built over 900 years ago and covering 18 acres, is today one of the world’s major tourist attractions and a World Heritage site, attracting over two million visitors a year from all over the…

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…

Architectural Features 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…

13 Schools Surveyed for Hertfordshire County Council

Full measured surveys were carried out for 13 schools in Hertfordshire within the month of March 2013, working to a strict timescale to support the county’s investment in the Primary School Expansion Programme…

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…

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