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Measured Building Surveys Nationwide

June 2nd, 2015 Comments off

Mobile CAD Surveying are renowned for carrying out specialist surveying projects to all types of buildings around the UK and for many blue chip clients and are adding to their portfolio of clients and surveying services all the time, they have recently launched a new website to better compliment their growing business, so mobcad is now live!

For all types of measured building surveying and for whatever reason, big or small they will be happy to help.

A few reasons to use MobCad:-

  • Short lead in times usually less than 7 days
  • Short drawing turn around times (plans can be emailed from site if required)
  • Revit surveys
  • Any size of project undertaken
  • Full references from Charter Standard Architects on request.
  • Quotations issued within 24hrs
  • Survey teams to cover all the UK
  • Specialist London based survey teams.
  • Use the latest Laser Scanning, Reflectorless Total Stations and Disto laser measures to produce drawings ‘live on site, in real time’  using the latest in German surveying software.

For any type of surveying requirement, floor plans, elevations, topographical surveys, underground service traces,
3D laser scanning or Revit 3D modelling visit, 360 Panaoramic photos and much more www.mobcad.co.uk 

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New surveying website launched

May 11th, 2015 Comments off

New website screenshot for LinkedinMobile CAD Surveying the Measured Building Surveying specialists have launched a new website this week to show off some of their recent work and surveying services.

The Company are well known for carrying out specialist surveying projects and schedules of buildings to all types of premises around the UK and abroad for many blue chip clients and adding to their portfolio of clients and surveying services all the time, though it about time they launch a new website to better compliment their growing business, so mobcad is now launched.

If you need any type of building surveying for whatever reason, they will be happy to help.

A few reasons to use Mobile CAD Surveying Solutions Ltd:-

  • Short lead in times usually less than 7 days
  • Short drawing turn around times (plans can be emailed from site if required)
  • Revit surveys
  • Any size of project undertaken
  • Full references from Charter Standard Architects on request.
  • Quotations issued within 24hrs
  • Survey teams to cover all the UK
  • Specialist London based survey teams.
  • Use the latest Laser Scanning, Reflectorless Total Stations and Disto laser measures to produce drawings live on site, in real time,  using the latest in German surveying software.

For any type of surveying requirement, floor plans, elevations, topographical surveys, underground service traces,
3D laser scanning or Revit 3D modelling visit, 360 Panaoramic photos and much more www.mobcad.co.uk 

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Measured Surveys Nationwide

October 21st, 2014 Comments off

Measured surveys Nationwide and into Europe!

logowhitebackgroundMobile CAD Surveying Solutions Ltd  can accommodate either a simple single property floor plan for a domestic or private customer to a complete schedule of buildings including whatever type of data collection the customer requires for a commercial customer. If you are an Architects or Surveyor and you require fast turn around building surveys, please give us a try! we currently work for dozens of architects and designers around the UK, where they haven’t the capacity or staff to handle their own surveys or where they just require someone to make sure the job is done right and first time.

Currently we are working on many Commercial surveys around the country, with a number of domestic and Dimensional Property Surveys around the UK and into Europe.  So if you require any type of Measured Building Survey then please contact us.

We can provide Floor plans,  Elevational drawings, or a Topographical survey also Underground Utility Traces and all types of Measured Building Survey with varying levels of detailed work – from simple walls, columns, doors and window surveys, to a fully detailed data set including all 3D information including cill & head heights, stair riser and going details, door heights, ceiling heights, beam details, fitted furniture etc.. As part of our measured surveys, the surveyors can also pick up and highlight other information for example: any electrical and data points, sanitary fittings, incoming mains positions, plant, fire fighting and detection equipment, security equipment, signage and so on.

An accurate  topographical survey or land survey is essential to any project that you are considering and can lessen the possibility of costly mistakes or unforeseen issues later on.  The amount and type of topographical survey data that we collect on site is always based on your specification. However, our experienced land surveyors will use their knowledge of planning and development issues and requirements to provide additional information that might be vital for any future design or planning application. We are also able to gather information from any utility companies which can be added to your topographical survey drawings..

360D Panoramic Photography – We can also provide a 360 degree photographic record of your project to aid with design/construction – Sample – user name and password is  stanley

The ‘as built’ documentation provided by the company is highly detail oriented, every project can be accompanied by 360 degrees photographs to provide better understanding of the plans. Photographs give clients instant visuals which help in picturing the plan in a much better fashion.

We can also provide other additional land surveying services that you may require, for example; underground services tracing ( GPR – Ground Penetrating Radar) and 3D laser scanning enable us to provide you with a one-stop-shop for your surveying requirements.

for more information, please visit:-

Mobile CAD Surveying+

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ERP and CAD – the perfect pairing

July 15th, 2014 Comments off

ERP and CAD – the perfect pairing

Enterprise Resource Planning known as ERP, and Computer Aided Design (CAD) are perfect partners because they complement each other’s basic features and functions allowing for a fully integrated approach in industries such as construction, engineering and architecture.

What are CAD and ERP’s basic functions?

CAD programmes provide early-on solutions for the planning and execution phase of a project. The main industries using CAD include construction, engineering and architecture.

Enterprise Resource Planning is focused on the commercial and administrative needs of a company with some aspects addressing the planning and managerial sections. ERP provides an overview of the business as a whole, allowing for complete visibility across different functions and aspects of a business. It can successfully track the workflow of departments/sections, producing a single reporting system to analyse statistical information. In real-time, ERP brings together the various sections of a business from HR, Finance and Accounts, Marketing and Sales, Supply Chain, CRM and Project Management- all of which can be customised for individual client needs, tailoring solutions to companies.

By joining the design aspect with workflow and statistical data, companies and clients benefit from projects that are delivered on time and are more cost effective.

Integrated systems that benefit the whole process from start to finish

Once CAD has been used, ERP steps in to strengthen the relationship between the phases providing the company, whether they are for example a small-business bathroom supply and fit, to a large multi-national construction firm, with the overall picture in real time. This includes the consideration of supplying or buying more stock and ERP can report the impact on cash flow and staffing.

This clearly benefits the company by reducing costs and minimizing risk of error by identifying discrepancies in any size of project, no matter how complex. Benefits to the CAD user allows them to edit data and check the various requirements of any subsequent change which then automatically updates the CAD and ERP databases. The system integration ensures the end-customer receives an excellent service and outcome whilst keeping both the company and client abreast of any changes to lead time and cost implications.

A working example

The simple example that follows is from a medium sized construction firm and it highlights the need for CAD and ERP to become integral systems in the aforementioned industries where CAD is predominantly used.

CAD is used to design an office space; the client then requires further rooms and a change to the layout and an increase of toilet facilities. The CAD user provides the design solution and because the company’s systems are integrated with ERP, the CAD user is able to update the lead-time and expected costs that are then relayed in real time to the client, whilst simultaneously updating the databases from the various sections involved in the new design. The combination of CAD and ERP means that the project, although substantially altered, is delivered on time, with minimum disruption and the risk of error greatly reduced.

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Measured Building Surveys Nationwide and Europe

July 8th, 2014 Comments off

logowhitebackground (Small)Measured surveys Nationwide and Europe!

Mobile CAD Surveying Solutions Ltd  can accommodate either a simple single property floor plan for a domestic or private customer to a complete schedule of buildings including whatever type of data collection the customer requires for a commercial customer. If you are an Architects or Surveyor and you require fast turn around building surveys, please give us a try! we currently work for dozens of architects and designers around the UK, where they haven’t the capacity or staff to handle their own surveys or where they just require someone to make sure the job is done right and first time.

Currently we are working on many Commercial surveys around the country, with a number of domestic and Dimensional Property Surveys around the UK and into Europe.  So if you require any type of Measured Building Survey then please contact us.

We can provide Floor plans,  Elevational drawings, or a Topographical survey also Underground Utility Traces and all types of Measured Building Survey with varying levels of detailed work – from simple walls, columns, doors and window surveys, to a fully detailed data set including all 3D information including cill & head heights, stair riser and going details, door heights, ceiling heights, beam details, fitted furniture etc.. As part of our measured surveys, the surveyors can also pick up and highlight other information for example: any electrical and data points, sanitary fittings, incoming mains positions, plant, fire fighting and detection equipment, security equipment, signage and so on.

An accurate  topographical survey or land survey is essential to any project that you are considering and can lessen the possibility of costly mistakes or unforeseen issues later on.  The amount and type of topographical survey data that we collect on site is always based on your specification. However, our experienced land surveyors will use their knowledge of planning and development issues and requirements to provide additional information that might be vital for any future design or planning application. We are also able to gather information from any utility companies which can be added to your topographical survey drawings..

360D Panoramic Photography – We can also provide a 360 degree photographic record of your project to aid with design/construction – Sample – user name and password is  stanley

The ‘as built’ documentation provided by the company is highly detail oriented, every project can be accompanied by 360 degrees photographs to provide better understanding of the plans. Photographs give clients instant visuals which help in picturing the plan in a much better fashion.

We can also provide other additional land surveying services that you may require, for example; underground services tracing ( GPR – Ground Penetrating Radar) and 3D laser scanning enable us to provide you with a one-stop-shop for your surveying requirements.

for more information, please visit:-

Mobile CAD Surveying+

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Why join the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT)?

June 4th, 2014 Comments off

Watch the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) video to find out all about its history, its Royal Charter and the people behind the scenes. Learn about how CIAT is the lead qualifying body for Architectural Technology and represents those practising and studying within the discipline. CIAT qualifies Chartered Architectural Technologists (MCIAT), and professionally qualified Architectural Technicians (TCIAT).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onhotbzP464

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50 Most Elegant Graduate School Buildings in the World

April 11th, 2014 Comments off

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Universities across the globe are gaining attention not only through the quality of their academic programs or prestige of their alumni, but also thanks to the beautiful architecture they have on show. Many college graduate facilities, in particular, are housed in attractive buildings that impress and inspire with their design – which may help encourage prospective master’s degree students to step through their doors.

These stunning structures can date back to centuries past or they may have been opened in just the past decade. They might contain business schools, faculties of architecture, dormitories, or just a place where postgraduates can work and socialize. Yet they all have one thing in common: they look exceptionally stylish. Here we present 50 of the most elegant graduate school buildings in the world.

To see all 50 please visit here

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Measured Building Services available anywhere in the UK

January 17th, 2014 Comments off

logowhitebackground (Small)Measured surveys anywhere in the UK!

Mobile CAD Surveying Ltd  can accommodate either a simple single property floor plan for a domestic or private customer to a complete schedule of buildings including whatever type of data collection the customer requires for a commercial customer. If you are an Architects or Surveyor and you require fast turn around building surveys, give us a try, we currently work for dozens of architects around the UK, where they haven’t the capacity or staff to handle their own surveys or where they just require someone to make sure the job is right, first time.

We are currently working on many Commercial surveys along with a number of domestic and Dimensional Property Surveys around the UK.  So if you need any type of Measured Building Survey then please contact us.

We can provide Floor plans,  Elevational drawings, or a Topographical survey and all types of Measured Building Survey with varying levels of detailed work – from simple walls, columns, doors and window surveys, to a fully detailed data set including all 3D information including cill & head heights, stair riser and going details, door heights, ceiling heights, beam details, fitted furniture etc.. As part of our measured surveys, the surveyors can also pick up and highlight other information for example: any electrical and data points, sanitary fittings, incoming mains positions, plant, fire fighting and detection equipment, security equipment, signage and so on.

An accurate  topographical survey or land survey is essential to any project that you are considering and can lessen the possibility of costly mistakes or unforeseen issues later on.  The amount and type of topographical survey data that we collect on site is always based on your specification. However, our experienced land surveyors will use their knowledge of planning and development issues and requirements to provide additional information that might be vital for any future design or planning application. We are also able to gather information from any utility companies which can be added to your topographical survey drawings..

360D Panoramic Photography – We can also provide a 360 degree photographic record of your project to aid with design/construction

The as built documentation provided by the company is highly detail oriented, every project can be accompanied by 360 degrees photographs to provide better understanding of the plans. Photographs give clients instant visuals which help in picturing the plan in a much better fashion.

Photogrammetry services:-

  • The photographs may be archived for future use.
  • The photographs may be used either for monitoring or for the generation of data.
  • The technique is non-intrusive.
  • The technique is ideal for recording detail of a complex nature
  • A high level of accuracy is achievable.
  • The use of digital data ensures total flexibility.
  • The level of detail to be extracted may be determined either by the client or the photogrammetrist.
  • It is cost-effective.

We can also provide other additional land surveying services that you may require, for example; underground services tracing ( GPR – Ground Penetrating Radar) and 3D laser scanning enable us to provide you with a one-stop-shop for your surveying requirements.

for more information, please visit:-

Mobile CAD Surveying

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GstarCAD8 a brand new CAD software

October 29th, 2013 Comments off

ad_banner_architecture_-1_1_1GstarCAD8 is a brand new CAD software developed over 3 years by Xi’an Gstarsoft Ltd. This platform is powered by a completely new engine and a number of innovative technologies to make its graphic speed and user operation 3-5 times faster while the memory usage is around 40%-50% less than previous GstarCAD versions. The new cad software structure also gives big room for further performance and improvement in the future, possibly making GstarCAD the fastest CAD software in the world.

Gstarcad Features

GstarCAD8 at a fraction of the cost of other CAD software programmes

Standard Version:

  • Allows you to produce high quality 2D CAD plans and elevations.

Professional Version:

  • Has the added functionality of allowing you to produce 3D models.

Dongle Version:

The advantage of a dongle version of the software is that it can be used on any computer at any time.The single dongle allows you to move around and easily switch between say a site computer and an office based computer, and is ideal for people working on their own, or when only one licence of the software will be used at any one time, but on multiple computers.A dongle is available for both the standard and professional versions of the software.

Network Version:

Is available for 10 or more licences.

Academic Version

Is available for schools, colleges and universities. There are further discounts for eductional institutes and all printed drawings are watermarked .

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What does history teach architecture?

October 29th, 2013 Comments off

History is in danger of becoming the study of half-baked ideas.

There is a fair degree of anxiety in architecture schools at present about the teaching of history: we seem to be unsure about what to teach and how to teach it. ARB/RIBA criteria demand that history and cultural context are included in the curriculum; but the case for history in education has not been clearly made. At a time when we are told all knowledge is highly contingent and education is about transferable skills, it’s often hard to justify the study of Bramante or Mies, except as a source book for design studio.

history architectureThe Foundation for Architecture and Education (AE) is a membership organisation designed to provoke discussion about practice and education. The foundation is concerned that Modernist teachers (preoccupied with mechanisation) and the Postmodernist thinkers that followed them have made history rather ‘flat’. If in the studio it is used as an ahistorical tool to inform design, in the lecture theatre it is in danger of becoming the study of half-baked philosophical, psychological and political ideas that fail to address the fundamental concerns of the discipline. Until now all of the AE’s activities have been based in Scotland. Earlier this month the foundation’s director, Samuel Penn, organised an event in collaboration with OSA, the student society at the Italian Swiss Accademia di Architettura at Mendrisio. The subject was the place of history in architectural education and it brought together two women who are both extremely well qualified to reflect on the question.

Irina Davidovici is an architect and historian who studied, practised and taught in the UK. She won the RIBA President’s Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis and taught history and theory of architecture at Kingston University until 2012.

For 14 years from 1979 Micha Bandini ran, with Royston Landau, the Architectural Association’s History and Theory graduate programme. In 1990 she became head of Architecture and Interior Design at the University of North London, where she recruited several young practitioners, including Jonathan Sergison. Her work on ‘typology’ made a significant contribution to the approach of emerging practices in the last decades of the 20th century.

For Davidovici, Aldo Rossi’s The Architecture of the City (1966) and the 1973 Milan Triennale are key influences. Rossi’s maxim that ‘nothing comes of nothing’ formed the basis of her argument. However, she was concerned that the traditional history survey, in which you begin with Antiquity and move chronologically to the present, fails to capture the imagination of new students and would be of greater value for the mature scholar. She argued that historical comparisons pioneered by Colin Rowe (in The Mathematics of the Ideal Villa) and the writing of Siegfried Giedion provided students with a route into an understanding of the key questions presented to the designer.

Bandini shares Davidovici’s position. Her writing on typology suggests the possibility of identifying essential architectural approaches through the study of historical genealogies of building types. However, Bandini was keen to stress that, when it came to the tricky question of who should teach history (the architect or the historian), her answer was ‘both’. The practitioner can give aspiring architects an insight (but not a formula) for the development of a sense of place, myth and memory. The historian provides ‘distance’ from the subject and an insight into the methods of rigorous historic inquiry. For Bandini, the value of historical studies is that they provide the architect with the tools to access ‘memory’, a key component in the poetry of architectural design. She cited Louis Kahn’s visit to Rome as proof of the importance of engaging with the past. However, she conceded that the precise impact of Kahn’s tour is a mystery that could not be quantified, any more than we can describe or explain the creative impulse that gives rise to great architecture.Natural-History-Museum-Architecture

Bandini’s argument that visual memory is the source of creativity draws heavily on Rossi’s autobiographical approach to design. Talking to architect Valerio Olgiati in the Mendrisio café-bar before the event, it’s clear that the idea that the visual experience provokes something in the creative imagination that history in the written word cannot, has purchase among the Swiss. For Olgiati, the collection of  personal ‘references’ (or visual experiences captured in photographs) can, given the right student, lead to the development of a good architect. Of course this approach could lead to the conclusion that what students need is not history, but greater exposure to the autobiographies of interesting architects.

The OSA students, largely unfamiliar with this debate, were fascinated by the idea that there might be a transparent logic to what history was taught to students and when it was taught. If the event served a useful purpose, it was to provoke this next generation to pursue this question in greater depth.

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