Measured building surveys, also known as architectural surveys, are detailed surveys of the internal and external features of a building, including its layout, dimensions, materials, and finishes. The surveys are typically carried out by professional surveyors using specialised equipment, such as total stations or laser scanners, to collect data about the building.
The purpose of measured building surveys is to produce an accurate and comprehensive record of a building’s existing conditions, which can be used for a variety of purposes, including:
- Building maintenance and refurbishment: Measured building surveys can be used to assess the condition of a building, identify potential maintenance and refurbishment issues, and plan for future works.
- Space planning and design: Measured building surveys can provide architects and designers with the data they need to plan and design new spaces within a building, or to reconfigure existing spaces.
- Asset management: Measured building surveys can be used to maintain a detailed record of a building’s assets, including its floor area, structural components, and fixtures and fittings.
- Lease documentation: Measured building surveys can be used to produce accurate and comprehensive lease documentation, including floor plans and condition reports.
Measured building surveys typically include the following elements:
- Floor plans: Detailed floor plans showing the layout and dimensions of each floor of the building, including the location of internal walls, doors, and windows.
- Elevations: Elevations of each façade of the building, showing the height, width, and position of the building in relation to its surroundings.
- Cross-sections: Cross-sectional views of the building, showing its vertical structure, including floor heights, ceiling heights, and the location of structural elements.
- Point Clouds and 3D Models: We can also provide a point cloud of the building which in turn can be created into a 3D/BIM model for our clients.
Measured building surveys provide an accurate and comprehensive record of a building’s existing conditions, and are an essential tool for anyone involved in the management, maintenance, and design of buildings. Get in touch for more information.