Measured Building Surveys

Measured Building Surveys are highly accurate as-built surveys carried out on residential and commercial premises. The surveys can be carried out before, during and/or after construction projects for verification, record purposes, area calculations and to identify any variations from original plans or from design drawings. This is a very important requirement for the property sector especially for change of use or “fit outs” of existing commercial office blocks or manufacturing plants.

On-going investments in the latest technologies enable Murphy Surveys to reduce costs and lower risks for our clients. Measured Building Survey data can be delivered in almost real-time, depending on requirements, due to efficient site survey procedures and processing routines. New technologies reduce the impact of the survey on the users of the office space when carried out in a live working office environment. Reduced time on site means reduced impact on the residents of the building.

We utilise 3D laser scanners and Total Stations linked to tablet PCs to bring the real-world building environment into the 3D virtual sphere. Our surveys can be supplied in a variety of formats including AutoCAD, LAS point cloud and REVIT. Point cloud data from laser scanners can be supplied quickly in TruView format giving the client instant access to inspect the raw data dimensionally and extract measurements. Many clients require a REVIT deliverable to form the basis for their BIM solutions. The specification of the REVIT model will be set by the “Level Of Detail” required by the client. The level of detail can vary from LOD100 (basic) to LOD500 (conservation level). The REVIT model can contain the internal areas, external areas (facades) and the topographical survey information in the one model which can be manipulated and form the basis for the client’s design model.


MBS Applications

  • BIM solutions
  • Floor Plans
  • Sections
  • Elevations and Facades
  • 3D Models and Visualisation for in-site analysis, Sketch Line Drawings or showcase purpose

MBS Deliverables

  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • REVIT model
  • Bentley MicroStation
  • 2D Plans, Maps and Drawings
  • 3D CAD Wireframes
  • Elevated Cross Sections
  • Elevations
  • PDF Reports
  • 360 degree Panoramic Photography

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