At the start of the project, RSE Technologies was provided with a design information which was uncoordinated from a structural, architectural and MEP services perspective. These circumstances (quite the norm in most construction projects these days) meant that the MEP services needed ratifying, co-ordinating, re-routing and federating to enable the initial design concept to work.
RSE Technologies’ first step on this project was to carry out a Point Cloud Scan to provide real-life accurate measurements of the building. RSE Technologies then carried out the 3D modelling and coordination of the MEP services to LOD 400 instigating heightened productivity in DTMs (design team meetings) held to overcome clashes associated with the structural and architect’s layout.
Accurate measurements collected from the point cloud scanning provided an extremely strong foundation for RSET to coordinate an MEP model that was millimetre perfect to create a level the level of accuracy required for extensive use of RTS (Robotic Total Station) setting out tool. The use of this breakthrough technology allowed RSE Technologies to provide the data required for rapid MEP services installation, creating both time and cost efficiencies on the project.
This fit out took place within a live and busy airport environment which meant that RSE Technologies would be working with security constraints meaning staff access and material logistics was both difficult and restricted.
A Point Cloud Scan was carried out at the beginning of the project to verify the measurements against the contract design drawings. The design was developed using 3D modelling and coordination for MEP installation and removed the need for manual measuring. As a result, RSE Technologies created an LOD 400 spec for the installation team, allowing the team to use iPads on site for interaction with the drawings utilising the Revizto augmented reality platform to confirm the installation coordination and volume strategy. This design development strategy provided an accurate design to showcase what the finished project would look like prior to installation.
This scan and design ensured that MEP services were installed and co-ordinated precisely with minimal clashes. A must for working airside at Heathrow!
Working within an enclosed space in the basement of the building, this project faced potential installation issues as a result of the limited space available. RSE Technologies identified that the new generator would not fit through the building’s support mullions having been manufactured in standard build so an effective solution needed to be developed.
RSE Technologies’ Point Cloud Scanning capabilities meant that the team was able to collate accurate plans of the space, enabling real-time, millimetre perfect information to be shared with the generator manufacturer providing them with measurements to enable a bespoke build of the new generator set.
RSE Technologies‘ innovative technologies allowed the creation of this bespoke generator to fit the space exactly. The project was delivered without the time, logistical and cost restraints which could have arisen if this technology was not in place. The business picked up the CBRE Most Innovative Project Award 2016 for its ‘thinking outside of the box’ approach to this successful design and build project.
Working on an extremely congested roof space, RSE Technologies was required to install two new chillers whilst keeping the building’s cooling capability functional and without disturbing the existing services on the roof. The efficiency needed to reduce down time and enhance installation speed resulted in the team being required to pre fabricate 12 inch pipework off of site meaning measurements had to be accurate.
RSE Technologies utilised its 3D scanning capabilities to the limit with intricate scanning of existing pipework, equipment and services. This enabled RSE Technologies to work with millimetre accurate measurements and data for the detailed 3D Revit coordination of this complex installation. The data collected created a basis for the team to link in to a graphical 3D representation of the roof area. This meant that RSE Technologies was able to identify the existing infrastructure clearly and spool the pipework cuts and connections straight from the model at the same time as planning the logistics surrounding the crane lifting of the chillers. Using this data, RSE Technologies superimposed exactly sized Revit family parts into the model and existing surroundings. This resulted in the planning for the crane positioning being perfect which reduced road closure time of the A40 in Uxbridge whilst enhancing installation time and cost.
A successful crane installation was able to take place efficiently and accurately as a result of the 3D point cloud scanning and 3D modelling, ultimately creating minimal disruption to the building and surrounding area.
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