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.
Our Scan2BIM team have recently carried out a measured survey of six East Midland & London based Magistrate / County Courts. The Ministry of Justice are heavily investing in the adoption of BIM throughout all of their built assets, aiming to improve facility management systems. Well known as an early adopter, in 2015 the MoJ announced a saving of £800,000 as a result of utilising the BIM process during their first trial project (Cookham Wood Prison).
Having proven that the process works, the MoJ were keen to apply the same processes to their built-assets due to undergo refurbishment. The projects varied from full-building surveys to specific areas of interest; including court rooms and cells.
The specification for these projects varied between courts. Overall, each model was created to LOD3 including all major building elements and particularly MEP. Laser Scanning is currently the most effective and accurate method used to capture as-built data, enabling 3D models to be developed and the relevant information added through further field checks and third parties. Our methodology included two survey teams (scanning & survey control) working at one time throughout the day and evening to maximise efficiency due to the urgency of the project.
In order to condense the project programme further, we also carried out the point cloud processing alongside survey works.
In total, the project spanned over two months from inception to completion.
- Leica P20
- Z&F 5010C Imager
- Trimble Total Stations
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