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Pop-Up Low Level Access Platform for Hire

October 22nd, 2010 Comments off

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The indoor POPUP goes anywhere even through single doors. POPUP replaces the need for ladders and steps to be used indoors in low level access environments. Its detailed design means that it can offer a multitude of special features that ensure the user has a safe yet simple solution to low level access.

– Immediate low level access

– 8 seconds to reach full platform height

– Designed to be fully stable with a safe working load of 240kg

– Platform height fully extended platform height of 1.63m

– Average working height of 3.63m

Hire the POPUP today

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A Fantastic Deal – The Tom Kat Locator and Genny Kit

October 12th, 2010 Comments off

Tom Kat 2 Locator

Tom Kat 2 Locator

SIGEN-2 Signal Generator

TOM KAT-2 Locator + SIGEN-2 Signal Generator
(Including FREE black carry bag)

Both items above including a carry bag

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Viliv X70 Leather pouch

July 19th, 2010 Comments off

Viliv X70 Leather pouchViliv X70 Leather pouch – for the Viliv X70 Tablet PC’s The Pouch can be supplied as shown or with two pairs of straps

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Leather pouch with holster setup for use as a surveying tool, we use the
Viliv X70 like this withn our Sitemaster Building surveying and drawing software
and as part of our Sitemaster Hardware and Software bundles

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Measured Building Surveys

April 4th, 2010 Comments off
Measured Building Surveys.net

Measured Building Surveys.net

It has been a busy six months since we launched our site as a way of providing all the facts about our Measured Building Surveys and Floor Plan Services all in one place and make it easier for our clients and customers to find what they are looking for, and our initial thoughts have proved correct and the site has been very busy and has lead to us winning some lucrative contracts and working on some great projects, some of which can be seen on our Floor Plan and Elevations pages. So thanks to our recent customers for that.

If you need a measured building survey or even several measured building surveys or a measured building surveyor,  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 or building plans, we can meet your requirements. We have vast experience of Measured Building Surveys, floor plans and elevational drawings, Lease Plans and everything from private homes and domestic premises, apartment blocks, and flats, to churches, embassies, supermarkets and shopping malls and have carried out measured survey programmes encompassing hundreds of properties.  A schedule can be drawn up to suit you!

Floor Plans can be for many different reasons, for more information see our Measured Surveys page.


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Sitemaster Building Software – Floor Plans Measured Building Surveys As Builts

February 27th, 2010 Comments off

SiteMaster Building Sitemaster MovieMobile CAD Software
The mobile solution for Professional Building Surveys and CAD Drawings carried out On Site in Real Time
Draw fast and accurate walls (as single or double line), windows, doors and symbols
rectangular and circular columns, recesses, ,chimneys, ducts, room areas, volumes, perimeters and much more.

Point ~ Shoot ~ Drawn = Instant Floor Plans

SiteMaster Building – for daily use – 100 million square meters of Building Surveys cannot be wrong!

Now being used extensively for Commercial Energy Assessment Floor Plans and Data Collection

How to Insert a Window with Retainer into a Wall
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Download FREE Trial Software

Sitemaster Building 4.1 software for fast, accurate, floor plans and Measured Building Surveys in real time, carried out On Site with NO mistakes and NO return visits to site.

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DECEMBER SPECIAL OFFER – REDUCED from £550.00 to ONLY £250.00 – Call 0844 567 2609

December 14th, 2009 Comments off
Sitemaster Building LT

Sitemaster Building LT

Take advantage now of this limited time offer,

SiteMaster Building LT (now REDUCED by £300) is an ideal starter programme for someone who is about to ibell-aninvest £600 or equivalent $/€ rate on the Leica Disto D8 laser distance meter and wants to interface with an intelligent mobile drawing package which supports .dwg format CAD package; SiteMaster Building LT will give you the flexibility you need as an ideal starter package with an easy upgrade through to the full version should you so wish. Limited time offer ONLY

For occasional building surveys

BuildingLT gives you many handy ways to create walls (even double line walls), windows, doors, openings and symbols. You can measure and draw rectangular and circular columns, recesses, chimneys and niches/ductes. You can use the EnterPoint dialog for precise entry of coordinates and angle/distance values, plus much much more.

Sitemaster Building LT take advantage while you can.

and now add a Leica Disto D8

Leica Disto D8

Leica Disto D8

to your software to allow you to transmit dimensions directly into the software, with NO mistakes and NO return visits to site. Walk off the job with finished CAD drawings saving up to 70% of your normal production of drawings time.

The most versatile laser distance meter in the world! Equipped with a digital Point finder, high-resolution 2.4“ colour display, 360° tilt sensor and BLUETHOOTH® technology, the Leica DISTO™ D8 is a real world first and offers completely new measuring options.
Leica Disto D8 Video

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SAVE £300 – Sitemaster Building LT

November 24th, 2009 Comments off
Sitemaster Building LT

Sitemaster Building LT

SPECIAL OFFER – LIMITED TIME ONLY
REDUCED from £550.00 to
ONLY £250.00

Take advantage now of this limited time offer,

SiteMaster Building LT (now REDUCED by £300) is an ideal starter programme for someone who is about to invest £600 or equivalent $/€ rate on the Leica Disto D8 laser distance meter and wants to interface with an intelligent mobile drawing package which supports .dwg format CAD package; SiteMaster Building LT will give you the flexibility you need as an ideal starter package with an easy upgrade through to the full version should you so wish. Limited time offer ONLY

For occasional building surveys

BuildingLT gives you many handy ways to create walls (even double line walls), windows, doors, openings and symbols. You can measure and draw rectangular and circular columns, recesses, chimneys and niches/ductes. You can use the EnterPoint dialog for precise entry of coordinates and angle/distance values.

Sitemaster Building LT Screenshot

The extensive features are especially interesting for users that need to create and deliver professional digital floor plans.

The layer management supports the combination of several floor plans in one single file. Heights of rooms, openings and symbols can be recorded and exported. Lasered distances are recorded in the background and saved on an extra layer for proofing purposes.

The Camera function allows you to insert icon-referenced inspection photos and images. SiteMaster Building contains an Image function for direct insertion and scaling of photos and image underlays with support for file formats as BMP, JPG, PNG, TIFF and RLC digital photos and images.

VoiceNotes that can easily been inserted eliminate time consuming text markup by providing record and playback of high-compressed audio notes and instructions directly inside your drawings.

AutoCAD-compatible drawing symbols / blocks can be used. The Visual Symbol Manager lets you insert symbols ? as-measured, referenced or free in the drawing. You can export Excel-compatible .csv files with room/area lists and room schedule reports/symbol lists. The Check Distance function lets you compare »as-built« distances to plan distances and record this comparison.

Experienced power users can use the visual Desktop, Menu and Toolbar Editor (DME2) and Lisp and/or C++ programming APIs to customize and extend the program furthermore.

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Productivity or Procrastination?

July 21st, 2009 1 comment

The future of CAD is MOBILE!

The future of CAD is MOBILE!

The future of CAD is MOBILE

Isn’t it amazing to think that just five years ago virtually all surveyors took pencil and pad, tape measure or possibly a laser measuring device out into the field and spent several hours measuring up sites, buildings and all related detail before returning to the office to redraw the detail into their CAD package. Or is it? How much has really changed?

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Productivity levels and therefore profit margins are a concern to all, but in an industry where so much process is manual there only needs to be one error in measurement, or error in reading a measurement and the entire dimensions of a building will be inaccurate. The result? A return to site to re-measure and then back to the office to amend the CAD drawings. This is a huge resource cost and ultimately vastly decreases profit margins, affects customer service and increases costs for both the supplier and the client.

Anybody connected with design, construction, engineering, facilities management, manufacturing, mapping, real estate and related industries will know what we’re talking about. Local authorities, hospitals, schools, surveyors, facilities management companies – any sector involved in the management of multiple and large buildings that require compliance with Health and Safety regulations, the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and those requiring Asset Registry services began looking at how to shorten the “field-to-finish” time and associated cost.

So, how far has the adoption of mobile CAD technology come, and how easy has it been to bring the construction industry into the 21st century? Has mobile CAD continued with what Blackberry started – and truly taken the technology out of the office and into the field?

“In order to tempt the surveyor away from the traditional pen/paper/laser approach, any solution offered has to be quick, efficient and truly mobile. To persuade the money men it also has to offer a swift ROI – laser scanning options were seeing an increase in adoption a few years back but were still costly, and did not create the “as-built” drawings and floor plans in the field that would significantly cut design and planning time and cost.

The answer lies in incorporating handheld devices, software, Bluetooth and wireless technology – to produce a CAD drawing in front of your eyes. The measurements taken by laser meter and sent via Bluetooth into the software installed on the handheld device, produce a pictorial representation almost instantly. Human error is completely eliminated – the surveyor can see immediately if he has taken the measurement incorrectly. The solution also needs to offer the basics for internal building design, down to such detail as furniture if required, thereby producing a finished drawing in the field that can be emailed back to the office.”

But doesn’t all this technology send the average surveyor running for the safety of his pencil and pad?

“Admittedly the biggest challenge faced will be persuading all involved to undergo a complete culture change! From our experience this has been less of an issue in the USA, Australia an the Far East but across Europe those we see as potential adopters just don’t believewhat can be achieved by implementing Mobile CAD Solutions until they actually see it in action, so uptake has been slower simply because it is harder to get through the door in the first place.

And surely the age old excuse of months of training staff on CAD related technology and the affect this has on productivity gives the procrastinating client an immediate get out clause?

“It certainly raises its head. They are most surprised when we can demonstrate that users can be up to speed with our system in 2 days, and producing plans of the same standard as using traditional methods within one week. This is a huge cost saving when we look at how quickly the drawing is produced – using
the “pointshootdrawn” principle within a week the surveyor can be measuring 400-500 square metres per day, make that 750-1000 square metres in 3-4 weeks and as much as 1500 square metres per day for super users!”

“The UK gives us a good example of this. To comply with government directives, many local authorities are facing a race against time to ensure they have accurate up to date drawings for premises like schools and nursing homes as well as offices – a race they can never win using traditional surveying methods.”

“So much information needs to be collected by a variety of people – fire inspectors and asbestos surveyors for example need large amounts of data; asbestos and water hygiene issues in older public buildings cannot be determined unless accurate measured surveys exist and are kept up to date. The fact that many local authorities do not have accurate, (or in some cases ANY), plans for many of their public buildings, is under the spotlight.”

Fire regulations and new laws to improve access to buildings for people with disabilities have also raised the profile of property asset management in many parts of the world.

Samsung Q1 ULTRA

Samsung Q1 ULTRA

“If we say the output is 100% accurate in half the time and at half the cost we’re pretty close. Productivity in simple terms is increased by 100% – the work is delivered in one day – therefore the profit is increased by 100%. Mobile technology has actually been proven to increase productivity by up to 1000% when compared to traditional design methods. And that’s not mentioning the less tangible increase in service level to the customer. A return on investment can be seen in some cases on day 1, but we say on average within 14-15 working days, including the cost of the hardware, software and training.”

“To illustrate; a subsidiary of T-COM measured and drew more than 1 million square metres – 13,778 rooms in 1,230 buildings across Germany. The target objective of the contract was not just measuring the exact area of the rooms with a tolerance of just 3% but also measuring mixed areas in just one “go”. The project was completed using a team of 25 in just 15 weeks.”

And the future?

“It is now possible to upload the finished drawing to a portal, and make it accessible from anywhere in the world, again increasing productivity by giving the client 24×7 global design capability at minimal cost.”

“Sector wise initial uptake by internal surveyors such as fire prevention, asbestos, asset management functions and disability access surveyors has been followed by planners and quantity surveyors needing accurate “lay of the land” drawings and external building representations in CAD. We see the internal surveying market continuing to increase, this is already evident in the USA, and the construction industry as being key in the future. Public services, as mentioned, and also utility companies and hospitals are all growth areas, plus banks in the USA as a result of ADA compliance. Geographically that change in culture is starting to happen across North America and Europe, and from Germany is spreading via the existing client base into Eastern Europe.”

Mobile CAD Surveying Ltd are the UK’s main and Graeberts preferred dealers of the Graebert suite of software in the UK. For more information on the Sitemaster Building software or Software and Hardware Bundles, please call us on 0844 567 2609 or email us at sales@mobilecadsurveying.co.uk

You can also download a FREE trial of the software here and also Book a FREE Demonstration

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