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A 5-stage swift process to complete your project with ease
There are five stages to our survey for BIM specifications, which we developed in line with the RIBA Digital Plan of Works. This provides a great starting point for determining your requirements.
The LOD contained in the model increases progressively through the stages. The LOD in a BIM model are as follows:
LOD 1 - base survey mass model
The basic outline of buildings and structures without any architectural details at a 1:200 traditional scale.
LOD 2 - structural components base survey model
LOD 2 involves the major structural components and structural openings at a 1:200 traditional scale.
LOD 3 - standard survey model
This level includes principal basic architectural details and structures, suitable to generate survey plans, elevations and sections at 1:50 or 1:100 traditional scale. We also build the basic families to a default setting. These may include main MEP services or FFE in outline form.
LOD 4 - detailed survey model
This model contains detailed architectural and structural features. Families will be built to greater detail and principle finishes and construction will be indicated where known.
The model will be suitable for generating survey plans, elevations and sections at 1:50 or 1:20 traditional scale. It is also suitable for recording historic or listed buildings.
The main and subsidiary MEP and FFE elements will be included if required.
LOD 5 - detailed survey model with metadata
Similar to the LOD 4 model but enhanced with the addition of non-geometric/parametric data and record information supplied by the client or other third parties, where defined and agreed at the outset.Have a surveying question? Take a look at our FAQs
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Open & honest conversations about timescales and costs
The amount of time and therefore cost of capturing data and creating the model will increase as the level of detail increases.
Once we have agreed on the model’s LOD, we can discuss how to accommodate either a Revit® families library or incorporate your preferred specification using a bespoke format that we will create.
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