University of Worcester: Survey models for maintenance

The University of Worcester is using Building Information Models to document its existing properties for future maintenance and management


As a part of the University of Worcester Estate Development Programme, they are converting their building documentation from CAD to BIM and also want to explore the opportunities of BIM to help them manage their facilities and properties better. CGD Ltd was commissioned to carry out the laser scan survey and produce 3D Revit models of the Riverside Building and the Garage Building. CGD Ltd is proud to be part of this programme; our experienced BIM team produced the 3D models which will prove useful for maintenance and as a basis for alterations design.


The survey of the buildings was carried out using a Faro Focus laser scanner with 3D Revit models of the buildings being produced from the resultant point cloud data. The specification for the Revit models required us to model in detail the architectural, structural and major MEP elements of the buildings. With the amount of detail added to the models, we believe that our 3D models could also serve as a BIM support for teaching and training purposes for the university students and staffs.

The Garage Building

The Garage is situated between the St John’s Campus and the City Campus.It is a purpose built art studio for Fine Art and Art & Design courses. The block was designed specifically to accommodate the range of practices explored on the courses.


The Riverside building
The Riverside building provides additional specialised space for the University’s work in Sport, Performance and Dance. It also has a social learning/internet space for students called the Learning Exchange.


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