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BIM

Building Information Modelling, more commonly known as BIM, is replacing the traditional approach of the drawing board and Computer Aided Design (CAD). The production of fully coordinated 3-Dimensional Models is fast becoming the go to form of project communication from inception through to handover.

At Canham Consulting, our view is that BIM is only part of the solution. Any successful project relies on good, positive communication, and this is one of our strengths.

Our design concepts will often start with sketches and proposals, complemented with design meetings with various parties. This initial stage is crucially important to convey the design approach.
 
We use a suite of innovative, industry leading software to deliver our projects. By using this multi-disciplinary software, we have the ability to coordinate all of our models with external consultants to mitigate errors. Traditionally, these errors were lost in 2-Dimensional drawings but are now fully checked for spatial coordination through the use of BIM. We also use clash detection software which makes sure that all clashes are resolved.

Where there is BIM there is COBie (Construction Operations to Building Information Exchange), where we can log a projects maintainable assets, enabling us to deliver a true BIM level 2 compliant project. We have a proven track record in providing all 4 data drops required at key stages throughout the project. As per the 2016 government mandate, we comply by providing the essential items and we can guide you through the process to guarantee that you have all of the information you require at the handover stage.

In addition to the examples above, we consider ourselves adept at challenging projects, and would welcome new and innovative schemes for us to test our skills! Should any of our services be of interest, please contact us via any of the methods available on our Contact Us page.

As architectural designers and planning consultants, we are often thinking outside the box when it comes to design, and often there comes a time when we require the help of a structural engineer to make our vision a reality.

It is very important to both us and our clients that we can work closely with an engineer to find a no-nonsense and practical solution to solving structural problems and that’s where our long term relationship with Canham’s hits the mark every time.

Time and time again, they have proved to be fast and reliable, and their refreshing pragmatic approach to problem solving always helps to keep our projects moving forwards with as little fuss as possible.

Ben Bullen (Managing Director)
DB Surveyors

Read Brothers Limited has dealt with Canham Consulting for several years now because of the service they give.

When our customers have design issues that require a structural engineer, we always recommend Canham Consulting.

We have used Canham Consulting to design a scheme for our new factory.

Read Brothers Limited

We have worked with Canham Consulting over the past ten years, their approach to structural problems has been creative and their service prompt and professional.

Much of our work involves contemporary insertions into listed buildings and Canhams are sensitive to traditional structures while being appreciative of a contemporary approach to design.

Canhams offer an approachable service, a dialogue to discuss possibilities to enable concepts to come to fruition stretching the building and structural innovation to deadlines and mindful of client budget.

Stephen Tring
McArthur Tring Architects

We have worked with Canham Consulting on various projects over the past ten years and have always been impressed with all of the services offered.

We have found their ‘on-site’ design advice especially invaluable to us as we take apart old and often complex buildings. The last thing we need is a crew of tradesmen waiting around for design advice when we find an unexpected ‘something’ on site.

Canhams haven’t let us down and that not only impresses us, but also keeps our client entirely satisfied.  Keep up the good work.

Matt Saunders (Managing Director)
BMC East Limited

As innovative developers we have always found Canham Consulting to be ready to embrace and support any new ideas that we throw at them. They worked with us to develop the idea with a sound and sensible knowledge base together with a practical approach.

When we developed and patented a new Passivhaus building system, Canham were engaged with us at the beginning with practical technical advice and encouragement. We have had and hopefully will continue to enjoy a valuable working relationship with them.

Rosemary & Ron Beattie (Corporate Directors)
Beattie Passive

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