Cathedral School, Cardiff

The Cathedral School, near Cardiff dates to the 9th century although it wasn’t until the 17th century that the Dean of Llandaff laid plans for what was to become one of the country’s leading centres of education.

The Cathedral School, near Cardiff dates to the 9th century although it wasn’t until the 17th century that the Dean of Llandaff laid plans for what was to become one of the country’s leading centres of education.

Design Base were appointed to provide comprehensive survey records of the Music and Science facilities including a Topographical Survey, Laser Scan Survey, Point Cloud and 3D Revit (BIM) Model.


Our process

The brief for the model was based on our LOD300 specification that provides full Architectural details both external and internal. We modelled directly in Revit using the point cloud and brought in the topographical survey data to relate the project to the ordnance survey. Ground contours were automatically generated using the 3D “XYZ” points again provided by the Topographical Survey.

This is the latest in a line of similar projects for our Client, an award winning Architectural practice who specialise in education sector work. The experience of working together for several years has built an understanding of expectations and developing shared BIM methodology. Whilst more Architectural practices are commissioning the Laser Scan to Revit (BIM) model procedure, this advanced survey solution is still in its infancy. Associations such as the UK BIM Alliance and EU BIM Task Force are working hard to regulate this service however, there is a long way to go before everyone is onboard with the Government’s BIM Level 2 mandate.


Design Base is continually reviewing the progress and transforming our Building Information Modelling service to comply with the latest thinking. Today we offer a 4-tier approach to the service and more information can be found on our BIM service page.

 


From the client

We are pleased to add that the Client was exceptionally pleased with the survey and we would like to wish them well for the project journey ahead.
Client: NVB Architects Industry: Education Service(s): Laser Scan Bim Land Survey

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