Bring your sites and structures to life with 3D modelling from point clouds. Our BIM ready models can be built to any level of detail to take your 3D preservation and analysis to a new level.
BIM and 3D Modelling – what’s the difference?
3D modelling starts with taking measurements from buildings or structures in order to create virtual 3D objects. These can be used for design, clash detection, visibility/right of light analysis and site visualizations/animations. Models are 3D digital objects built, usually, from laser scan data.
BIM is Building Information Modelling. It is a construction design method based on information sharing, which applies 3D modelling to building construction. BIM ‘objects’ may look like 3D models, but they have a wealth of data embedded too (dimensions, weight, thermal performance, etc). These objects can be inserted into a BIM design system, such as Revit, so the whole construction team can understand how the object fits into the design, and identify any problems at drawing stage rather than on site. BIM is now a standard requirement for many new building designs, particularly for the public sector.
Glanville Geospatial can
- Provide ‘scan to BIM’ services – collecting point cloud data to facilitate the production of BIM ready models
- Develop 3D models to any desired level of detail – from basic geometry all the way to every nut and bolt in a chemical plant facility
- Prepare the model and assist with the metadata input for full BIM compliance
Benefits of 3D modelling
- Brings structures to life. 3D models enable architects, engineers and clients to provide animations and designs, to help communicate ideas with vision and passion. Models also allow structures to be explored virtually, to help develop plans and review and estimate risk factors, sometimes through VR
- BIM compliant models. BIM models can be brought into BIM software to contribute to the construction process and to aid the future maintenance of the building
3D Modelling applications
- Demonstrating design concepts
- Brochures and portfolios
- Clash detection
Our expert service
Each project starts by clearly identifying what our client needs and collaboratively creating a recognised and agreed specification.
We carefully plan how we can use the full range of equipment and software to best effect, so our clients get the deliverables they need.
All our surveyors are 100% employed by Glanville: no freelancers or subcontractors.