Author: Topscan

What is a point cloud survey, and what are the benefits?

What is a point cloud survey? Point cloud surveys use 3D laser scanners to capture a highly accurate digital picture of the dimensions and shapes of the exterior of a physical object, such as a building. The laser beam very quickly scans the environment and captures all of…


Clinical Waste Audit FAQs – how to ensure your business is compliant

For a number of industries, it is a legal requirement to undertake regular Clinical Waste Audits. It’s likely that you’re aware of this, but you may well have a few questions that need answering to ensure that you and your business remains compliant. At Topscan, we provide a…


Services Coordination & Clash Detection – Making Your Build More Efficient

What are Building Services Coordination & Clash Detection? Building services coordination relates to the accurate positioning of all Mechanical, Electrical, Public Health and Specialist services often within a seriously confined space. Each of the services are drawn within a single 3D Revit model in order to produce detailed,…


What is a Topographical Survey and what are its benefits?

A Topographical Survey can help you visualise the land you intend to develop.  Contours, spot levels and feature lines accurately define the ground and boundaries so that you can design with confidence. When used in conjunction with  sub-surface surveys, historic services records search or drainage CCTV surveys, a…


What is 6D BIM and How Can it Add Value to Projects?

For those unfamiliar with BIM, in simple terms, it is the process of creating information models or data sets formed of graphical and non-graphical information.  The information builds in richness as the project stages progress until the complete data set is handed over to the client at completion. As you create…


3 Benefits of BIM for Facilities Management

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a way of designing, constructing and maintaining a building using one single and coherent computer model, instead of a fragmented set of tools and processes. BIM is not only transforming the way we design, plan and build, but also the way a building…


Even old buildings need up-to-date CAD drawings

He explained what the Trust has learnt in how it responded to Storm Desmond, which brought record amounts of rainfall and subsequent flooding to the North of England in November 2015. During the Storm, there were power outages, and the lights went out. The phone lines went down, and…