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Luton & Dunstable University Hospital Twin Theatres

June 30th, 2020 No comments

Following a competitive tender, MTX were awarded a multi-million pound scheme to deliver a twin operating theatre and eye clinic to Luton & Dunstable University Hospital.

The Requirements

The Trust had a requirement for additional theatre capacity in order to cater for a larger patient intake. The project formed part of the Trust’s broader construction plans for further development at the hospital.

The Solution

The project was completed over various phases, including demolition and enabling package, temporary eye day surgical unit (EDSU) and the construction of the new twin ultra clean canopy theatre complex.

For the operating theatres MTX worked alongside architectural partners IBI Group and M&E Consulting Engineers DSSR, to design and construct a bespoke facility that provided 2 additional storeys of accommodation, directly adjacent to the existing hospital street. A new connection was also constructed to link the new to existing. This also ensured that the new theatre facility operates in full co-ordination with the adjacent building.

The ground floor of the new facility comprises the twin theatres, scrub, anaesthetic, 24 bed recovery, consulting rooms, changing area and central reception with waiting area. The M&E services included, to name a few, 3no AHU’s providing ventilation to the separate departments, ceiling mounted radiant panels, medical gases, smoke fire dampers, LED lighting, nurse call system and video intercom. The first floor houses the dedicated plant room.

The state-of-the-art bespoke theatre facility features an appealing curtain glazed entrance with timber cladding and has provided the Trust with 1450m² of new accommodation.

Main Considerations

Working in a live hospital environment alongside 3rd party contractors meant that key co-ordination and communication was essential, in order to carry out various works such as logistics, Health & Safety and infrastructure works.

Furthermore, works involved connecting the new theatres into the existing live department via linkway breakthroughs.

Forward planning and consideration were vital between MTX, the Trust and the 3rd party contractors to ensure disruption to the ongoing hospital activities was kept to a minimum.

Originally posted: https://www.mtxcontracts.co.uk/luton-dunstable-university-hospital-twin-theatres/

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Measured Building Surveys Nationwide

October 18th, 2017 Comments off

Measured Buildings Surveys throughout the UK

Mobile CAD Surveying Solutions Ltd  can accommodate either a simple single property floor plan for a domestic or logowhitebackground (Small)private customer to a complete schedule of buildings including whatever type of data collection the customer requires for commercial customers. If Architects or Surveyors and you require fast turn around building surveys, please give us a try! we currently work for dozens of architects, surveyors and designers around the UK and into mainland Europe, recently carrying out projects in France, Switzerland and the Channel Islands, or 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, first time, Mobile CAD Surveying Solutions can help you.

Currently we are working on many Commercial surveys around the country and also a number of supermarket dimensional surveys and many domestic measured surveys in the UK and into Europe, 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..

Revit models – we are currently working on a number of modelling jobs, producing 3D Revit models from our own survey data and laser scans.

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.

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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Record Breaking Results with Fast Turn around Measured Surveys

November 23rd, 2015 Comments off

trinity squareMobile CAD Surveying the measured building specialists were recently asked to provide floor plans and elevational drawings of a large office building in Hounslow, c.113,000sq ft. They turned round their quote and started on site within 7 days, completing the full survey just over a week later. Most projects are a rush these days, but they didn’t realise that Galliard Homes, the developer was ready to launch and market the site immediately even though completion was still two years away. It turns out that they were very successful and sold all 228 apartments within 3 hours of the doors opening. Mobile CAD Surveying Solutions are proud to be associated with this development and happy that their efforts to turn the project around so fast helped the client achieve record breaking results.

For fast turnaround measured building surveys

Connect-a-Desk Laptop and Tablet PC Holster

June 17th, 2012 1 comment

Connect-a-Desk Laptop & Tablet PC Holster

As part of our Mobile Surveying Solutions we now provide a Universal holster for surveying  ‘hands free’  this holster can be used for a variety of different Tablet PC’s, UMPC’s, netbooks, laptops even clipboards.

  • Includes everything you need to use your computer while walking or standing.
  • Adjustable to fit any size person.
  • Quick and easy to put on and take off.
  • Fits into most computer bags.
  • Adjustable safety strap to protect your laptop, plus two additional elasticated straps for tablet pc’s and UMPC’s
  • Machine washable and detachable non-slip surface.
  • Ergonomically designed for comfort and long working days

Connect-a-Desk Universal Holster

Sitemaster Building Software

June 1st, 2012 Comments off

Sitemaster Building Screenshot

Market leaders in Mobile Surveying Solutions  Mobile CAD Surveying Ltd says there has been a distinctly better outlook in their Award Winning Sitemaster Building software. More and more enquiries are coming in than at anytime for the last couple of years or more and Surveyors and Architects make up the bulk of this new stream of business.

 

A spokesman said lets hope this is a sign that the future of the Construction Industry is starting to look up and turn around slowly,if Architects and Surveyors are seeing an upturn ion work then Construction Company workloads will eventually follow suit.

 

Survey Methodology

Surveys are conducted using a hand-held Laser Measure (Leica Disto A6, Leica Disto D3aBT, Leica Disto D8 or a Hilti PD38) coupled via ‘Bluetooth’ technology to a hand-held microcomputer such as the Archos 9 .

This approach, which produces the CAD drawing during the survey process, allows us to establish and accurately check all building dimensions while on site. Significant improvements in survey quality are gained using this equipment when compared with traditional survey methods.

Check measurements are taken to ensure accuracy Gone are the days where two men would hold a sagging tape measure from one end of the room to the other, that old method is history! There are NO more return visits to site due to blunt pencils and inaccurate paper documentation, NO guesswork, NO wrong data documentation NO sagging tape measures.

For more information on Sitemaster Building software, visit their website for more information and to try out for FREE the software.

Free Trial Software
Free Demonstrations – Book a Demonstration

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How Asbestos Has Affected the Construction Industry in the UK

May 22nd, 2012 Comments off

According to the Health and Safety Executive, asbestos “is the single greatest cause of work-related deaths in the UK.”

Because asbestos was used in a number of building materials, the construction industry was one of the hardest hit when the number of asbestos-related illnesses grew. These serious illnesses include asbestosis (scarring of the lungs), mesothelioma (cancer that affects the lining of internal organs) and lung cancer.

An estimated 4,000 people are diagnosed with an asbestos-related cancer every year in the UK.

In addition to a number of health concerns, the construction industry was also affected by new health regulations. The Health and Safety Executive launched an aggressive campaign aimed at preventing the prevalence of asbestos-related disease. The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 introduced several regulations and procedures for handling asbestos. Then these regulations were updated in the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

Because many buildings built prior to 2000 may still contain asbestos, any type of construction work – whether it is maintenance or renovation – must follow these regulatory guidelines.

Overview of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012

One of the highlights of the asbestos regulations is the “duty to manage.” This requires owners or managers of properties to maintain records of all asbestos-containing materials present. It also requires them to notify contractors who will be working with or near these materials of their location and condition.

Owners of construction companies whose employees may be working with asbestos also have a duty to protect the health and safety of their employees. This includes performing an asbestos exposure risk assessment and detailed work plan before any work is done.

Detailed health records and medical surveillance of exposed employees must also be kept. At least once every two years, each employee must submit to a medical examination that includes a specific examination of the chest. To prevent exposure, employers must provide employees with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

All employees must also be properly trained and licensed to work with asbestos and all work to be conducted must be reported to the appropriate authorities in writing at least fourteen days prior to beginning any work.

These regulations also specify details for the disposal of asbestos waste. All containers with asbestos must be sealed and clearly marked as asbestos waste.

Many of these asbestos-related changes have made construction in the UK more costly and time-consuming. Health experts argue that if you see the end result of asbestos exposure on a human body, the tradeoff is worth it.

Bio: Michelle Y. Llamas is a writer for the Mesothelioma Center. She is committed to generating awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure and providing information regarding breakthroughs in mesothelioma treatment.

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Floor Plans – As Built Plans – Building Surveys

April 18th, 2012 2 comments

For a No Obligation FREE quotation on any type of survey for any type of project or building, email or call Mobile CAD Surveys.co.uk  From a single survey to any number of surveys even a complete schedule of buildings surveyed then we can accomodate you.

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..

We can also provide other additional land surveying services that you may require, for example; underground services tracing ( UPR – Underground 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 Surveys for a FREE quotation and advice.

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Measured Building Surveys and Surveying Services

April 4th, 2012 Comments off

MobileCADSurveys.co.uk  is going from strength to strength with work carried out all over the UK and abroad this last twelve months. Surveys carried out in places like Ukraine, Guernsey and the Isle of man and we even surveyed a small castle in the Midlands, also, a very unique Convent with a number of Chapels and Churches in the last few months.

If you need a measured building survey or even several measured building surveys or a measured building surveyor, then you have come to the right place.  If time is of the essence, or clients time constraints are limited on site, we can accomodate you.

Whether your survey project is large or small, a single house plan of a few square metres up to thousands of square metres or several house plans. building plans or ‘As Built’ plans, anywhere in Europe then we can meet your requirements. We have vast experience of Measured Building Surveys, floor plans and elevational drawings, everything from private homes and domestic premises, apartment blocks, and flats, to churches, ecclesiastical buildings, , charity sites, supermarkets and shopping malls and have carried out measured survey programmes and topographical surveys encompassing hundreds of properties.  A schedule can be drawn up to suit you!

Why not give us a try, call 0871 789 2609 or email us or just as for an online quotation.

Measured Building Surveys – Fast Turnaround

February 20th, 2012 2 comments

Mobile CAD Surveys can accommodate either a simple single property floor plan to a complete schedule of buildings with all types of data collection. 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..

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 (see illustrations below)
  • 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 ( UPR – Underground 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 Surveys

 

Mobile CAD Surveys – Measured Building Survey Specialists

February 13th, 2012 Comments off

If you need a Measured Building Survey or a number of surveys or a complete schedule of buildings surveyed then we can accomodate you.

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..

We can also provide other additional land surveying services that you may require, for example; underground services tracing ( UPR – Underground 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 Surveys