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 terrace.
The laser scan was able to capture details of neighbouring roof-scapes in which these were then used to put in context in the Revit model, showing how the new roof design would work in practice.
David Statman of Statman Architects recommended that a 3D Revit model should be produced to help with visualisation. The Revit model allowed many different perspectives to be produced for the planning application as well as to show the client how the intricate room layouts, basement and loft conversion would look on completion.
After the Revit model was produced, Statman Architects carried out a ‘virtual demolition’ of parts of the building fabric, adding new walls, floors and structural elements. According to David Statman “We prefer to use BIM because the Revit model can be used to generate sections immediately. With this type of project, the investment in an accurate scan and 3D Revit model makes it easier to manage the project for the client to visualise the way the apartments will be constructed.”
For more information about 3D laser scanning, please contact John Lane or Colin Wheeldon on 01438 841300.