This is a model project for any future ‘Scan to BIM’ project, to produce cost effective and accurate models, for ongoing lifecycle requirements of existing buildings, said Don Hitchcock Project director at ASt.
Perth, Western Australia (PRWEB) March 31, 2015
Advanced Spatial technologies Pty Ltd (ASt) a leading provider of CAD, BIM services, International FM:Systems partner, and Autodesk AEC partner, today announced Curtin University has selected ASt to provide ‘Scan to BIM’ services for the development of accurate building models for the Curtin University Bentley Campus academic core, in Western Australia.
ASt was selected for their cost effective, quality production of BIM’s, using best practice workflows to deliver accurate building models to Curtin University’s specifications. ASt used the ‘FILOR3D’ survey company to provide high quality colour laser scans, point cloud files, and Recap files which were used by ASt’s 'BIMWest' division to produce accurate ‘Revit’ based building models.
In close liaison with the Properties Facilities and Development team at Curtin University, this project is project managed by ASt to ensure minimal site disruption and a timely programed continuous delivery of building models to the university. "This is a model project for any future ‘Scan to BIM’ project, to produce cost effective and accurate models, for ongoing lifecycle requirements of existing buildings", said Don Hitchcock Project director at ASt.
Curtin University intends to fully utilise ‘BIM’ and associated analysis tools, to increase efficiency and productivity compared to using 2D AutoCAD drawings as the MASTER documentation to manage their site. They have determined the most cost effective way to retro-fit existing structures into BIM, is to ‘Laser Scan’ the buildings and produce accurate ‘Revit’ based Building Models from the Point cloud files. The ‘Revit’ models would become the ‘source of truth’ data, for its planning, development, capital works and operational maintenance groups. The first step was to conduct a campus wide survey to produce ‘external’ building models of all Bentley Campus Buildings. The models produced for their multi-story buildings are located to GDA94 (PCG94), AHD heights and inclusive of external building fabric, roof, and finished floor levels. Autodesk ‘Navisworks’ is also used by Curtin University Properties Facilities and Development staff to view and analyze the building models.
About Curtin University
Curtin University is Western Australia’s largest and most culturally diverse university with Australia’s third largest international student population. With campuses in Perth, Sydney, Malaysia and Singapore as well as face-to-face teaching in a number of countries, Curtin has a strong commitment to international engagement. This cultural diversity adds a rich and valuable dimension to our campus atmosphere, preparing all graduates to live and work effectively in an increasingly global environment.
Established in June 1995, Advanced Spatial technologies Pty Ltd ASt is an Autodesk AEC Partner, FM:System’s, and Bluebeam International Partner. ASt provides software technology solutions, professional services, support, training and CAD/BIM services from the CaddWest and BIMWest divisions.
An early adopter in providing CAFM and IWMS Solutions, Autodesk in Australia recognises ASt as a preferred industry partner for Facility Management solutions in ANZ and the Asia Region. ASt works closely with FM:Systems and Autodesk to help building owners realise the value of FM and BIM today. For more information, please visit http://www.advancedspatial.com.au and http://www.caddwest.com.au/our-services-n/3d-laser-scanning