Rising to the Challenge

A Whole-System Solution for
High-Rise Structures

It’s been four years since the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy of June, 2017, which killed 71 people and displaced many more.

The commissioned Hackett report highlighted an urgent requirement for better adoption and standardization of construction technologies and BIM workflows as “digital records”, to provide accountability and informed decision making on high risk residential buildings.

In this white paper, we examine a workflow that makes use of the latest advances in surveying technology, including drones and laser scanners, to produce highly detailed, fully colourised, point clouds of the structures, which can then be quickly converted into high-fidelity, intelligent, 3D models using PointFuse software.

These highly accurate models or ‘digital twins’ can help with a range of works such as the design of new external cladding systems, the implementation of optimised sprinkler systems, and the development of effective pre-determined attendance plans by the emergency services. Following this workflow will help stakeholders achieve time, cost and file-size efficiencies, maximising their return on investment, and most importantly could save lives.

Key learnings from this white paper

  • The importance of capturing and continuing to regularly update a 3D detailed view of all building structures.
  • How BIM can provide a complete and cost-effective solution for building creation and maintenance.
  • Optimal BIM methodology
  • How a ‘digital-twin’ can aid the development of pre-determined attendance plans for rescue services.
  • How BIM can enable all to view and collaborate on the ‘golden thread’ of information across the construction and renovation industry
Rising to the Challenge

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