Building Information Modelling (BIM)
The following software is currently being used throughout our Portland office.
Revit is the industry leader 3D modelling software and allows effective collaboration between all design disciplines and the construction team. The software is an important tool in the BIM process and allows clear visualisation of building elements and overall designs. The scheduling of components is possible and models can be shared with surveyors and contractors to enable quantities to be established and works to be sequenced.
AutoCAD is an industry standard drafting tool and used by all our techncial staff. It has the ability to communicate with the various other software and design tools we utilise which adds increased economy to the design process. We ensure that we are always working with the latest releases.
Masterseries - Integrated Design & Analysis Software
Masterseries is a powerful 3D modelling, analysis and design tool. Buildings can be imported from and exported to Revit thus improving the communication process between Engineer and Technician. Design functions can be applied to various materials such as steel, reinforced concrete and timber.
Under their powers as Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA), local authorities, via the planning system are stipulating stringent controls on surface water run-off from certain sites. This is more than just the rate of flow and also includes water quality, biodiversity and amenity requirements. Certification schemes such as BREEAM also offer credits for the use of attenuated systems. Using MicroDrainage, we produce designs to maximise a site’s potential and achieve reduced flow rates.
PDS Ground Modelling Software
Earthworks are a significant cost to any new build and minimising offsite export of material has beneficial effects to the economical and environmental costs of a scheme. Using PDS allows sites to be 3-dimensionally modelled in order to control quantities. It is also a powerful tool for providing setting out information for roads and sewers and generating layouts and sections, particularly cost effective in estate infrastructure design.