Subsurface features detection in Shifnal Town Centre

Requiring a survey of Shifnal town centre as part of an improvements package to pedestrianise part of the area, WSP approached Severn Partnership for assistance. For use within the design and construction phases of the project, the survey needed to locate and detect all subsurface features including utilities. The challenge was the are was within […]

3D Model for Highways – Mobile Mapping

Summary A client contacted us needing a 3D model of a Bridge and the highway above and below. The purpose was to look at the re-design of the infrastructure to alleviate a bottle neck for traffic. Overview To survey a bridge and associated highway is traditionally an expensive and time consuming prospect. You would have […]

Scan2BIM for University of Cambridge

Overview The University of Cambridge New Museums site is situated in the heart of Cambridge. The campus hosts impressive academic heritage that includes ground-breaking research and discoveries. The current site is dated, with a collection of low and high-rise buildings connected via small bridge links and alleyways. The site is well developed, with poor accessibility […]

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Utility survey at a Power Station

Ironbridge Power Station – GPR Following the shutdown of Ironbridge Power Station in 2015, work needs to be undertaken as part of the decommissioning of the site for the purpose of demolition. This started in July 2017 with the removal of the conveyors and associated workings. These transported the coal across the site safely when […]

Topographical & utility Survey of 150,000 m2 site

Project Summary We were instructed to carry out a utility and topographical survey a de-commissioned UK Prison, previously a male juvenile’s prison and Young Offenders Institution. The prison closed in 2017, following an announcement at the end of 2016 that it would be replaced with a newly built category C adult prison. The prison is […]

Topographical Survey for a River Restoration Project

Topographical Survey for a River Restoration Project Summary: A full topographical survey of Gilbert’s Weir on the River Lugg, which runs through Kingsland, and eventually joins the River Wye. The survey was undertaken to provide the Environmental Agency with more information on the weir and fish pass, as part of a river restoration scheme. Project […]

Railway Monitoring – Slab Track Monitoring, Kentish Town

Slab Track Monitoring, Kentish Town Summary: Problem: Our client needed to identify the magnitude of vertical movement present in areas of failed concrete slabs when under train load. Challenges: Movement was only present when under the load of a passing train, requiring a system capable of instantaneous measurement. Wet and dirty site conditions were likely […]

Laser Scanning & 3D Modelling for MEP Spatial Analysis

Laser Scanning & 3D Modelling for MEP Spatial Analysis Summary: Laser scanning & 3D modelling of a brewery for spatial analysis. Overview: Severn Partnership were asked to 3D Laser Scan a Brewery Production Plant in Richmond, London. Our client’s objective was to deconstruct and rebuild the plant in a different location. It was important that […]

Utility Detection Survey for Highway Construction

Project Summary: The A5 currently borders 3 sides of the town of Shrewsbury. Shropshire council propose to extend the A5 so that it forms a complete circle (ring road) around the town. It will be completed over multiple phases with the overall aim being to ease traffic congestion at key locations where current backlogs occur. […]

Ministry of Justice Law Courts – Scan2BIM, 3D Models

Scan2BIM – 3D Models of Ministry of Justice Law Courts Summary: As-built laser scanning surveys of six London & East Midlands Law Courts. Using the Point Cloud generated for each site, six 3D models were created for re-design and BIMFM. Overview: Our Scan2BIM team have recently carried out a measured survey of six East Midland […]

Water Pumping Station – 3D Laser Scan & Model

Water Pumping Station – 3D Laser Scan & Model Summary: The Scan2BIM team at Severn Partnership were commissioned to undertake a 3D laser scan and 3D model of a Pumping Station based in Doncaster. Overview: Our client required a full 3D CAD model of the area, as well as extracted 2D elevations, sections and floor plans […]

What Depth can you Locate a Utility Service?

What Depth can you Locate a Utility Service Summary: Subsurface Mapping – Project Overview We are often asked by clients “to what depth can you detect utility services down to”? Unfortunately there is not one simple answer. It depends on multiple variables that include: Detection technique used (GPR, EM location, geophysical technique etc) What services […]

Duct Proving Survey for Asset Management

Duct Proving Survey Summary: Severn Partnership’s utility team completed a Duct Proving Survey for multiple sites, which included proving all cable ducts. The survey information was required for the Facilities Managers allowing them to accurately plan and design for  assets such as ticket machines and help points. Project Overview: The Duct Proving Survey was required to ensure all existing duct routes were free […]

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Survey

Ground Penetrating Radar Survey Summary:  Using GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar) to locate plastic water and gas mains can be very problematic, other than GPR there are very few techniques that are capable of detecting plastic pipes. Modern water and gas mains including private connections are predominantly all now plastic. This makes locating these services very difficult and […]

Utility Detection and CCTV Drainage Survey

Utility Detection and CCTV Drainage Survey Summary: Severn Partnership were required to complete a Utility Detection Survey including a CCTV survey of all existing drainage runs. The survey was required to aid the property developers design for the redevelopment of a former magistrates court building.   Project Overview: Severn Partnership completed a Utility Detection and CCTV […]

River and Structure Surveys

River and Structure Surveys for Flood Defence Management – Summary: Topographic Survey, Structure Surveys and River Sections were carried out to ascertain level information across an area of coastal marsh land that is prevalent to flooding. The survey objective was to obtain asset level data and channel cross sections to enable refinement of a hydraulic model. Project Overview: The […]

BIM 4 Infrastructure – Bath Railway Laser Scan Survey

BIM 4 Infrastructure – Railway Laser Scan Survey Summary: We were approached to laser scan and produce a 3D model of Bath Spa Railway Station and Skew Bridge, along with the surrounding Infrastructure for re-design and BIM 4 Heritage (BIM4H). Originally surveyed in 2014, this project included scanning Bath Spa station and all surrounding infrastructure (bridges, […]

BIM4I – Laser Scanning a Railway Corridor

BIM4I – Laser Scanning a Railway Corridor Summary: The Scan2BIM team at Severn Partnership were commissioned to laser scan and 3D model 500 metres of railway corridor and four listed bridges. Project Overview: Between 2014 and 2016, Network Rail commissioned the Bath Corridor Civils Works (Great Western Electrification programme). to install 25KV Overhead Line Electrification […]

Scan2BIM – 3D Laser Scanning a Cinema

Scan2BIM – 3D Laser Scanning a Cinema Summary: Laser scanning used for re-design of a Midlands based cinema, taking into consideration acoustic and visual factors. Our Scan2BIM team were commissioned by a local architectural practice to scan 14 cinemas and produce 2D sections and floor plans for each auditorium. Project Overview: By utilising the scan cloud […]

Heritage Lottery Fund Project – Roundhouse

Heritage Lottery Fund Project – Roundhouse Summary: Heritage Lottery Fund project, commissioning ‘reality capture’ using high definition 3D laser scanning as the most efficient way to document a Grade II* listed Canals Trust building. Project Overview: Originally constructed as a mineral and coal wharf, the Roundhouse is strategically placed in the center of Birmingham to take advantage of the Canal […]

Mobile Mapping without Traffic Management

Mobile Mapping without Traffic Management Summary: Six junctions and over 40km of the M25 mapped without traffic management. Junctions 9-11 and 24-26 are concrete paved sections of the M25 which required detailed mapping to accurately identify all joints between concrete slabs. Using the Leica Pegasus:Two Severn Partnership completed all site works outside of peak traffic flow, […]

Mobile Mapping Highway Topographic Survey

A detailed highway topographic survey was completed which was compliant with the Transport for London (TFL) standards, extending to back of pavement across a busy five way road junction. Fiveways Junction is a busy multi-lane road junction near croydon on the A23, which posed a significant challenge for safe access. Traditional survey techniques would require Traffic […]

Scan2BIM – Rights to Light Assessment Survey

Scan2BIM – Rights to Light Survey Summary: A right to light may be acquired by ‘anyone who has had uninterrupted use of something over someone else’s land for 20 years without consent, openly and without threat, and without interruption for more than a year.’ If you think a development may affect your availability to natural […]

Commission a Successful Scan2BIM Project

When procuring the services to provide a 3D Model of a building, structure or infrastructure, what do you currently do? Source the right supplier – Look at your supplier list, Google search or have a company recommended. Invite a few companies to submit a quote. Make sure it is competitive, and in your mind, good value. Surveyed in a minimum time to meet your deadline. Covering the right area and level of detail. Simple, […]

Severn Partnership – Laser Scanning RICS Building

Severn Partnership – Laser Scanning RICS Building Summary: Severn Partnership have recently been commissioned by RICS to complete a full 3D laser scan and 3D model of their Head Quarters in London. The as-built survey of the grade II listed building (dating back from 1899) captured all complex elements, such as split levels, ornate stairwells, architectural ceilings and facades. The information has been translated into a 3D BIM format with attached information, providing the basis for scheduled maintenance, […]

Mobile Mapping Spaghetti Junction Survey

Mobile Mapping Spaghetti Junction Survey Summary: In March 2016, Severn Partnership surveyed Spaghetti junction using the latest mobile mapping technology in the form of the Leica Pegasus:Two.  The deliverable consisted of a 3D laser scan model of the many junctions and road networks that are incorporated within the site.  Surveying of UK roads and rail […]

GPR Subsurface Mapping Survey

GPR Subsurface Mapping Survey Summary: In the UK, gas leaves the transmission stations and enters the distribution networks at high pressure and is transported around the country. The client in question, had a development in the vicinity of a 900mm high pressure gas mains. Under the advice from HSE (Health and Safety Executive), construction could not take place […]

RTK and Laser Scan Survey of Karalee Rock

RTK and Laser Scan Survey of Karalee Rock Summary: One of our employees is currently finishing his last year at Curtin University, Perth in Australia. A two week expedition was undertaken from 2nd July to 19th July in the Northern Goldfields of Leonora. The expedition enables students to gain experience in the outback, work with mentors and to undertake […]

Topographical and Culvert Laser Scanning Survey

Topographical and Culvert Laser Scanning Survey Summary: Severn Partnership was approached by a company to scan a large culvert, which ran underneath an old ambulance station in Bristol centre. The site had been demolished ready to provide space for new housing/apartment blocks, but the location of the culvert was affecting design plans. Project Overview: Our remit was to provide a topographical […]

Scan2BIM – John Lewis (BIM 4 Retail)

Scan2BIM – John Lewis (BIM 4 Retail) Summary: With advancements in technology, 3D laser scanning has become far more efficient and accurate, reducing time spent on site, yet enhancing quality. This has allowed the process of capturing data with 3D laser scanners very cost effective. While data collection is highly technical, a point cloud is not […]

Electrification of the Great Western Railway Line

Electrification of the Great Western Railway Line Summary: As part of the electrification of the great western line from London to Swansea Severn Partnership were instructed by ABC Electrification Ltd to commission a train borne survey of the main line from Patchway Station to Swansea Station. The project was born out of deficiencies and inconsistences in […]

Scotland High Output Topographical Surveys

Scotland High Output Topographical Surveys Summary: Severn Partnership Ltd were commissioned by Fugro RailData to provide assistance with the required topographical survey and OLE design requirements of the project in October 2015. Initial site works began in November 2015 and are currently ongoing. The project concentrated along the Scotland Territory, consisting of 61 worksites, a total of 108,824yds. Severn […]

Subsurface Mapping – Railway Utility Survey

Subsurface Mapping – Railway Utility Survey Summary: A road over a rail bridge was to be demolished with a new bridge built in its place. The accurate location of all detectable utility services was required in order divert or cap all services before the removal of the bridge and substructure. The data was also used to […]

What is BIM for Infrastructure (BIM4I)?

What is BIM for Infrastructure (BIM4I)? Building Information Modelling is usually associated with Architectural projects, although as the Infrastructure BIM Taskgroup points out, “BIM” is just an acronym for a collaborative way of working on design and construction projects. The Government announced intention to require collaborative 3D BIM (with all project and asset information, documentation and data being electronic) on its projects by 2016. This includes road and rail projects. Severn Partnership is ideally placed as early adopters of laser scanning workflows, with 20+ years of specialism […]

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Golf Course Survey

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Golf Course Survey Summary: As part of the golf course redesign Severn Partnership was commissioned to produce ortho rectified aerial imagery and a detailed contour map of the course. Project Overview: To minise disruption to the club members and reduce costs an unmanned aerial vehicle was deployed at 110m altitude to […]

BIM4Refurb – Laser Scanning Sheffield University

BIM4Refurb – Laser Scanning Sheffield University Summary: Severn Partnership were instructed by Mace Group on two separate occasions to survey a number of buildings within the University of Sheffield campus. The Grade II listed campus buildings are due for refurbishment and therefore require accurate dimensional data to provided the basis of the re-design. Bond Bryan […]

Severn Partnership – River Survey for Flood Risk Assessment

Severn Partnership – River Survey for Flood Risk Assessment Summary: Flooding from watercourses is a major problem in the UK. In order to plan flood defences and flood warning services, we need to examine and record what happens during flood events. Severe floods are generally rare, in order to improve our understanding of the mechanisms of […]

Severn Partnership – Vessel Systems Calibration Survey

Severn Partnership – Vessel Systems Calibration Survey Summary: After two previous jobs from a new client, Jan De Nul Group, we were asked to conduct a vessel systems calibration survey on the cable laying vessel Willem De Vlamingh.  It was a requirement from their client that a British, RICS accredited survey firm conduct the confirmation […]

Condover Cricket Club Topographic Survey

Condover Cricket Club Topographic Survey Summary: A Local cricket club were looking to expand and upgrade their existing facilities and required a topographic survey and floor plans. Requirements from the client are a full topo of the cricket ground, adjacent roads, club buildings and a floor plan of the changing room and clubhouse to base the […]

Scan2BIM – Measured Survey of Wolverhampton University

Scan2BIM – Measured Survey of Wolverhampton University Summary: Severn Partnership were asked to carry out  measured survey to assist in the redevelopment of the Springfield Brewery site in Wolverhampton as part of the university’s expansion.   Project Overview: Internals and externals were laser scanned and using the point cloud engine in Autodesk Revit a BIM […]

University of Cambridge – 3D Laser Scan Survey

University of Cambridge – 3D Laser Scan Survey Summary: The University of Cambridge New Museums site is situated in the heart of Cambridge. The campus hosts impressive academic heritage that includes ground-breaking research and discoveries. The current site is dated, with a collection of low and high rise buildings connected via small bridge links and […]

IPMS compliant Measured Building Survey

IPMS compliant Measured Building Survey Summary: Severn Partnership have recently been commissioned by RICS to complete a full 3D laser scan and 3D model of their head quarters in London. The as-built survey of the grade II listed building (dating back from 1899) captured all complex elements, such as split levels, ornate stairwells, architectural ceilings and […]

Laser Scanning & 3D Modelling for MEP Spatial Analysis

Laser Scanning & 3D Modelling for MEP Spatial Analysis Summary: Severn Partnership were asked to laser Scan & create a 3D model for MEP Spatial Analysis. The site was a Brewing Production Plant in Richmond, London. Project Overview: Our client intended to re-build the plant exactly how it was at its current location; it was paramount […]

Mobile Mapping Level Crossing Survey

Applying Mobile Mapping to Railway Level Crossing Surveys for Safety, Quality and Cost benefit

Topographical Survey & Clearance Gauging Survey

Topographical Survey & Clearance Gauging Survey Summary: Severn Partnership undertook a topographical survey and clearance gauging to aid in the design and planning for the re-opening of the Portishead railway line to passenger trains. The Metro West project includes rebuilding 5km of disused railway from Portishead to Pill and upgrading the Portbury freight line. Several […]

Multi-disciplined Flood Defence Survey

Multi-disciplined Flood Defence Survey Summary: The site in question was an area just north of Exeter known as Hele. Hele is home of a number of businesses and residential properties that are adjacent to the M5 motorway and MLN1 railway line. Project Overview: The overall aim of this project for our client was to design […]

Utility Detection and GPR Survey

Utility Detection and GPR Survey Summary: The Utility team at Severn Partnership, carried out a Utility Detection and GPR Survey. The site consisted of a large derelict building with several smaller outbuildings. The site was generally well kept with the surrounding land generally consisting of short grass with minimal vegetation. Project Overview: The buildings are […]

The Survey Association (TSA) – Utility Surveyor Course

The Survey Association (TSA) – Utility Surveyor Course Summary: Severn Partnership is committed to developing the skills of its surveyors through various practical and theory based courses. Several team members have recently completed the 5 day Utility Surveyor Course at the TSA training centre near Worcester. Course Content Included: Learning the general makeup of the utility […]

Subsurface Mapping – Locating Cables Rail Survey

Subsurface Mapping – Locating Cables Rail Survey Summary: The site was located on a section of railway near Gainsborough. A number of cables and cable ducts ran within the embankment, both above and below ground. The accurate surveying and positioning of these cable routes were critical for the design and implementation of remedial works to […]

Mobile Mapping Pegasus:Two – Mainline Survey

Mobile Mapping Pegasus:Two – Mainline Survey Summary: Severn Partnership have been involved in the Midland Mainline Line Speed Enhancement project since 2010, delivering over 100 miles of permanent survey control and subsequent P-Way Track Survey. In 2013 over 70 bridge structures and 3 mainline train stations were added as part of the Electrification Program. All […]

Mobile Mapping Pegasus:Two – West Coast Mainline Railway

Mobile Mapping – West Coast Mainline Railway Summary: January 2016, Severn Partnership were instructed to undertake a 3D Laser Scan of a remote rock cutting on the West Coast Mainline near Shap Summit. The deliverable was a 3D Laser Scan Point Cloud for Geotechnical Analysis, therefore point density and minimum shadowing were of critical importance. […]

Mobile Mapping Pegasus:Two – Usk Viaduct Survey

Mobile Mapping – Usk Viaduct Survey Summary: Severn Partnership have been involved with the Great Western Electrification Project (now Route Modernisation) since 2009. In November 2015, as part of Route Section 8 enabling works, a full 3D Revit Model of the Usk Viaduct was required to assess construction and strength for overhead line gantry positions. Project […]

Mobile Mapping – Surveying UK Highways

Mobile Mapping – Surveying UK Highways Summary: Surveying of UK roads by traditional survey methods has been a core activity of Severn Partnership work for many years. In April 2015 Severn Partnership were tasked with surveying 10km of busy highway in North London, including 50 metres of every side road and car park along the […]

Trackbed Monitoring – Combined Rail Technology

 Trackbed Monitoring – Combined Rail Technology Summary: Railway surveying has always been of vital importance in the maintenance and construction of our railways but recent dramatic increases in traffic and the resulting pressure to expand capacity has significantly raised the profile of the railway regeneration. Working in partnership with Senceive, together we can ensure FlatMesh provides both our clients with stable, precise and highly user-friendly data anywhere in the world from any installations. Wireless Trackbed Monitoring – Selly Oak Case Study: The Challenge: A new supermarket was to be built on an old landfill, adjacent to an […]

Mobile Mapping – Highways

Mobile Mapping Technology allows the collection of 3D geospatial data from a moving vehicle platform. Satellite Positioning is supported with an Inertial Measurement Unit generating a smoothed Vehicle Trajectory, to which a 3D laser Scan Point Cloud and Calibrated Imagery are referenced. Whilst allowing greatly improved productivity and data resolution, detailed mission planning and analysis […]

Severn Partnership – Hydrographic & River Survey

Hydrographic & River Survey Summary: Severn Partnership have been completing River surveys, cross sections and topographical survey for flood alleviation schemes since 1983. Originally working for the National Rivers Authority and later for the Environment Agency and individual Engineering and Design agencies. Our Services Include: Argae & Bund surveys Flood level contour chasing Flood alleviation […]

High Output Track Renewals (HOTR) Survey

High Output Track Renewals (HOTR) Survey Summary: High Output Track Renewals (HOTR) uses state of the art factory like trains to renew rail, sleepers and ballast. Network Rail are responsible for delivering around 70% of the total volume of plain line renewals on the UK’s primary high-speed mainline routes. Severn Partnerships role in HOTR is […]

M42 Highways Survey & Mobile Mapping

M42 Highways Survey & Mobile Mapping Summary: Our client required a full topographic survey of a stretch of busy motorway, as well as the adjacent land, buildings and structures.  The work needed to be carried out with as little disruption to the Highways network as possible.  Severn Partnership devised a work plan to ensure the […]

Topographic Highway Survey – A45 Dunchurch

Topographic Highway Survey – A45 Unchurch Summary: A topographical Highway survey of 5km of dual carriageway  for drainage design in Coventry, completed in four weeks without the need for road closures. Project Overview: This project covered a busy section of highway, just West of Coventry town centre and was completed utilising reflectorless total station observations & 3D laser […]

3D Laser Scanning – Birkenhead Highway Viaduct

3D Laser Scanning – Birkenhead Highway Viaduct Summary: 3D Laser scanning above and below a viaduct to extract topographical survey data, cross sections and assess concrete thickness. Project Overview: The Survey was completed by one team in two night shifts, a 100m section of viaduct was 3D laser scanned on top and underneath (approx 10mm spacing of […]

Coventry Flyover – Topographic Highway Survey

Coventry Flyover – Topographic Highway Survey Summary: A topographic survey survey and low level aerial photogrammetry was used to observe topographical road detail and reflectorless detail on the bridge. Project Overview: 3D information on key structural elements was required for an elevation section of road in Coventry town centre. Bridge Soffit information was observed remotely and […]

Severn Partnership – Highway, Road & Bridge Surveys

Highway, Road & Bridge Surveys Summary: The surveying of the UK’s roads has traditionally been a core activity of Severn Partnership, allowing us to draw upon over 25 years of highway surveying experience throughout the UK and overseas. We have surveyed motorway junctions, dual carriageways and all associated bridges & culverts. We are also able to issue infrastructure surveys in Revit or IFC format as Building […]

Subsurface Mapping – University Detection Survey

Case study of Cumbria Universities utility detection survey carried out by Severn Partnership in Autumn 2014.

Mobile Mapping – Revolution In Motion

Our client based in central london required our services to map all highways surrounding their properties in a number of very busy, densely populated locations. The project was required to facilitate redevelopment of various buildings, so it was vital to provide accurate complete data for BIM (Building information Modelling).

Severn Partnership – Sports & Leisure Surveys

Severn Partnership – Sports & Leisure Surveys Summary: There is wide variety in this sector from theatres and film studios on the artistic side to race tracks, climbing walls, football stadiums and golf courses on the sporting side.Using our skills in rapid accurate survey gained from engineering projects; we realise deadlines and quality count in all sectors. We can offer a range of surveying, 3D […]

Severn Partnership – Energy & Utilities Survey

Energy & Utilities Survey Summary: Utility surveys for the water industry, natural gas and electricity suppliers are carried out to rigorous predefined contract specifications. We have the resource and equipment to survey any given project from small complicated substations and gas holders to long thin strips of land for pipe or cable route way leaves. In high voltage environments such as […]

Heritage 3D Laser Scanning Survey

Heritage 3D Laser Scanning Survey Summary: 3D laser scanning is the ideal tool for rapid, high accuracy surveys of heritage information, capturing the finest details of complex sculptures, or decaying stonework on heritage buildings. We can also 3D mesh, model and visualise through our 3D modelling department. Our past projects have been commissioned through English Heritage, National Trust […]

Insurance & Incident Survey & 3D Modelling

Insurance & Incident Survey & 3D Modelling Summary: Severn Partnership have the technology, experience and professional standing to carry out insurance investigation and incident response surveys for National agencies, Insurance companies, underwriters and private individuals. We are unable to show images or animations for this section as the work is all confidential, however, we can […]

Marine 3D Laser Scanning & Modelling Survey

Marine 3D Laser Scanning & Modelling Survey Summary: 3D Laser scanning & surveying for Naval Architects & Marine Engineers – Ship navigation, retrofit, refurbishment, renovation, change of use, insurance & 3D navigation models. Utilising both new and traditional techniques, Severn Partnership has the skills and experience to survey and CAD model a wide variety of marine […]

Rail Signal Sighting Survey

Rail Signal Sighting Survey Summary: Signal sighting survey via simple cross sections, elevations or full laser scanning & 3D modelling of trackside & overhead detail for analysis. Severn Partnership can produce both 2D and 3D data for signal sighting surveys as required by the design team. Our Surveyors can work efficiently using reflectorless total stations to complete […]

Monitoring Rail Track Movement Survey

Monitoring Rail Track Movement Survey Summary: At Severn Partnership, we can offer innovative and professional solutions to any given monitoring problem – either fully automated Leica GeoMos with data sent remotely over mobile phone / internet or 24 hour manned. From bespoke aluminium low cost targets to top spec Leica prisms on brackets. Working to Network Rail Standard NR/BS/LI/045. Since 1991, we have developed […]

Rail Embankment and Cuttings Survey

Rail Embankment and Cuttings Survey Summary: For fence to fence surveys needed for structural stability or geotechnical analysis, we can provide; plans, sections, terrain models, meshed surfaces or laser scanned point clouds. Project Overview: In common with bridges in the rail network, many embankments and cuttings were constructed at the turn of the century and need constant monitoring and […]

Rail ClearRoute Sections

Rail ClearRoute Sections Summary: We can issue ClearRoute SCO files with attribute information as part of our survey of Signal gantries, retaining walls, bridges, tunnel or underbridge girders. When rail surveys involve amendments to the alignment of tracks, Network Rail usually specify the provision of clearRoute ‘sco’ files. Clearoute ‘sco’ files are in ascii text […]

Rail Structure Survey

Rail Bridge Survey Summary: From a single bridge to 205 structures in three months – plans, sections, elevations, 3D models,laser scanning– we can plan, arrange access and survey. Plus using reflectorless techniques we can minimise cost by reducing track access requirements. On highways, waterways and railways, bridge structures form an integral part of the transport network. With […]

Rail Tunnel Clearance Surveys

Rail Tunnel Clearance Surveys Summary: Severn Partnership have a combination or ‘ClearRoute’ SCO Laser sweeps, Terrestrial laser scanners and Kinematic (rapid push through) track devices to quickly survey tunnels for clearance, sections and portals. Also, for bridgeguard, maintenance or track alignment design alterations. With tunnel gauging surveys, many of the deliverables will be identical to […]

BIM4I – Holgate Depot, Railway Survey

BIM4I – Holgate Depot, Railway Survey Summary: Our client required our services to enable a Feasibility Study and Outline Design Works for the enhancement of Holgate Depot. Holgate Fleet Maintenance Facility is based in York and was first opened in 1884 as a major builder of railway coaching stock. Network Rail bought the facility in April 2009 and has […]

Cambridge University New Museums 3D Modelling

Cambridge University New Museums 3D Modelling Summary: In 2012 the Severn Partnership were asked to scan Cambridge University’s new museums site. This covers an area approximately 1km². Its purpose was to allow for the staged extraction of CAD elevations through the scanned site. This archive of laser scanned buildings was then extended to enable creation […]

BIM4Infrastructure – Teme Viaduct

BIM4Infrastructure – Teme Viaduct Summary: BIM for Infrastructure project of a complex girder bridge. Using 3D laser scanning to rapidly capture the 3D geometry on site and Revit to convert the Scan2BIM. The survey team carried out a Topographical survey (Survey4BIM) and established survey control consisting of PGM’s and TMG spigots related to a local survey grid.  The […]

Survey4BIM – Laser Scanning Steel Mill, Tata Steel

Survey4BIM – Laser Scanning Steel Mill, Tata Steel Summary Severn Partnership were required to 3D laser scan (Survey4BIM) for a large scale Revit Building Information Model (Scan2BIM) ready for refurbishment. The survey site was over 1km of a steel mill for our client Tata Steel.  The mill had multiple levels, above and below ground, a very challenging working environment where safety was […]

Scan2BIM Survey – RICS Headquarters, London

Scan2BIM Survey – RICS Headquarters, London Summary: Working with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Severn Partnership 3D laser scanned (Survey4BIM) the RICS HQ in Parliament square, London. From this an accurate Revit (Scan2BIM) model was created with varying levels of model detail. Our survey team traversed in external control and installed temporary internal control on a […]