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SUMO Digital Built Environment launched

With effect from April 2016, the use of BIM became mandatory on all centrally funded government contracts.

SUMO has been producing BIM of existing buildings for the industry since 2014. In recognition of the increasing importance of providing the highest quality BIM, Robert Klaschka joined SUMO in late 2015 to head up our new Digital Built Environment [DBE] team.

Robert brings 5+ years of experience of producing models of existing buildings in Revit and Bentley AECOSIM across the health, education, commercial, residential and civil engineering sectors and has worked with BIM since 2001.

He is a prominent figure in the UK BIM scene, frequently talking and writing on BIM and surveying. This is underlined by his work on the leadership team of BIM4SME which is part of the Government BIM Task Group, and his public speaking and webinars.

Internal laser scan survey of school

Graphic scale elevation of an office refurbishment.

Graphic scale elevation of an office refurbishment.

Revit model of the building produced from the same point cloud.

Revit model of the building produced from the same point cloud.

SUMO DBE is a dedicated team which produces pre-deliverables and models in house. We have tailored our service to make our models and other deliverables economic, easy to use and accessible.

Our deliverables include detailed services and structural models.

Our deliverables include detailed services and structural models.

SUMO DBE has also developed an in-house specification that provides clear definitions of level of detail and level of information, and also addresses the differing needs over the lifetime of projects, through planning, detailed design, construction and operation. We have also worked hard to make it clear where choices in specification affect cost, with a series of project rate benchmarks, both for data collection and processing.

SUMO DBE would be happy to consult with you on your scope, to help tailor a cost effective, clearly defined survey and model brief that integrates with the design, construction and operation of your buildings.


Basic Model

This is our lowest detail model. It is suitable for buildings which are going to be completely stripped out or for the most basic concept modelling.

Elements included as standard:

Walls (internal and external).
Floors (finished floor to underside of ceiling).
Roofs (underside of ceiling or rafters to finished surface as a single volume).
Openings (or windows in envelope).
Stairs (generic treads only with no handrails).
Primary structure.
No elevational detail.

Elements classified to Uniclass 2015.

Standard Model

Our most versatile and cost effective model. It is a starting point for concept design, and has components that will allow you to produce schedules of key building information.

Elements included as standard:

Walls (materials identified).
Floors.
Roofs (as volumes with basic features added).
Doors (basic generic doors within opening).
Windows (basic frame within opening).
Ceilings (nominal thickness if only underside seen).
Stairwells (generic treads and handrails).
Primary structure.
Major items of services equipment (greater than 1m in all dimensions).
Elevational features larger than 200mm in dimension.

Rooms, windows and doors numbered Elements classified to Uniclass 2015

Detailed Model

The detailed model adds further element types particularly focusing on fixed items, services, and greater building detail. It provides a comprehensive start point for a project.

Elements included as standard:

Walls (increased detail externally).
Floors.
Roofs (as volumes, showing gutters, soffits etc.).
Doors (detailed generics showing vision panels).
Windows (detailed families to show all framing).
Ceilings (nominal thickness if only underside seen).
Stairwell (cutomised treads and handrails).
Primary structure.
Rainwater goods.
Sanitary installations (WC, WHB, cubicles).
Services Equipment (greater than 500mm in any direction).
Services runs (over 100mm in sectional dimension).
Higher detailed elevational features inlcuding cornices and mouldings.

Rooms, windows and doors numbered Elements classified to Uniclass 2015