Technics enhance their Revit skills with additional training

There’s no doubt that 3D modelling has been transformational for the construction industry, and we are proud to have embraced this concept so early on at Technics. Allowing greater detail, consistency and collaboration, it is bringing ever-greater accuracy to the property and construction sector, something we at Technics always support.

Autodesk Revit is a 3D modelling application using point cloud data captured by laser scanners to produce 3D models to produce accurate floor plans and roof plans, as well as gathering internal and external measurements, and overlaying topographical and utility surveys.

In short, it’s one of the best tools in the industry right now.

We have long offered this service, but we are now advocating it even further, with an expanded team and increased investment from across the business to ensure that every one of our clients is making the most of the benefits it can bring.

In the last three months, we have had three additional Technics members of staff attend training run by CADassist. One of these trainees, Alex Lewis, remarks, “Revit is a great tool, but because it affects so many elements of building and construction it needs to be absolutely as precise as possible because so much depends upon it being right. Which means it’s not something you can dabble in. You need to be enthusiastic and well-trained.

“This is such an important piece of software for the whole industry. The way that tech is evolving it’s essential to get a 3D visualisation of what you’re working with – and this is the best software in the market to do it.”

And you can’t fault Alex’s enthusiasm. “This was an eye-opening course,” he said. “The first few days, where you learned how to model architecturally and add in systems to create a 3D building of your own was amazing. I love this software. It’s incredible – what we will be able to offer clients to help them visualise their projects, and what we will be able to do in the future.

“Clients will be able to see and use so much more information. From the big picture, right down to the fine detail of the full connections of all cabling and pipework going through the building to test flows, or modelling sunlight patterns and lighting systems and switches. It can also tie into GPS coordinates from survey to put onto a map/OS map in almost real life.”

“It’s important for Technics to continue their investment in training the team in Revit,” adds Technics MD John Macintyre. “We’ve seen a 40% growth for projects to be delivered in Revit. Additional resources will support both our capacity and the development of new skills for our staff.

“Ultimately using Revit software provides a tool for greater collaboration between geospatial surveyors, architects and engineers. This process can increase efficiency and project programme for the benefit of the client. Revit drawings play a key role from a geospatial perspective to comply with BIM.”

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