Capturing building data
To action this for Queensbury Court, the business commissioned Great Yarmouth-based surveying expert CADS to deliver the data required.
“Savills required up-to-date building information – and our team are very experienced in efficiently and effectively capturing building data. We conducted a measured building survey of Queensbury Court to gather the measurements and insight Savills’ required”
says Iain Tubby, Survey Services Manager at CADS
Savills needed to understand the floor layouts and heights of the Queensbury Court building from street level to the top floor, as the height of a building affects the level of fire precautions required.
They also requested up-to-date and accurate scale drawings of internal spaces and correct GIA (gross internal area) and NIA (net internal area) measurements, for insurance calculations.
Deliverables key for capturing asset records
CADS spent two days on-site surveying the interior communal areas and apartments within the building.
“Following the survey, we delivered point cloud data, 2D drawings of each floor and accurate GIA and NIA calculations. These types of deliverables are key for ensuring adherence to structural and safety standards, including fire safety regulations. Surveys for this purpose are part of a wider trend for capturing asset records we’re seeing in the industry”
Since the implementation of the Building Safety Act 2022, real estate managers and property developers have been making a number of changes to their buildings to ensure compliance.
Identifying high risk buildings through survey data
CADS says measured surveys are key as they provide information which helps to identify if a building is high-risk under the new act, or if it should be registered with the Building Safety Regulator.
“A measured building survey is a great place to start when you need to obtain accurate building data for regulation compliance. However, each project is different, and our knowledgeable team are always on hand to advise on the best survey solution”
Measured building survey enables fire safety improvements at Savills’ residential building
CADS’ survey team were selected by Savills to deliver a measured survey and GIA (gross internal area) and NIA (net internal area) calculations of luxury Mayfair apartments.Read case study
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