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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.

Breheny Civil Engineering have worked successfully with Canham Consulting on several projects. Most recently in Cambridge at the Addenbrookes Campus where Canham’s designed a pedestrian bridge foundation, terrace foundations and infrastructure design. We have also worked together on a project in Great Yarmouth where HCV routes and access design was carried out.

We are happy with the service that Canham Consulting has provided for us and look forward to working with them again.

J Breheny Contractors Ltd

I have used Canham Consulting now on numerous occasions to undertake structural surveys for me in the early stages of my projects. They have always been swift to attend site and have a written report back to me within days and I cannot stress how important this is to me in order to kick start projects. The level of information is exactly what I require, along with exceptional customer service to match. I will continue to work alongside them in the future.

Chris Cheetham
Kew Green Hotels

At first we wondered why we needed the services of Canham Consulting to oversee our rebuild but very quickly we realised how much pressure and worry they took away from us. To have builders, contractors, electricians, plumbers etc, etc, managed in a professional manner, making sure that jobs were completed how WE wanted them doing and at the same time keeping a check on all the costings was such a huge relief.

Professional company who take care to look after their client’s interests. Well worth their fee.

Nigel Bradley (Proprietor)
The Marsham Arms Coaching Inn

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

We have worked with Canham Consulting for a number of years on a complex scheme, which has thrown up a number of challenges in terms of drainage engineering, flood relief and fuel storage solutions. Our Consultant is contactable, commercial, and realistic and his team have risen to the challenges to produce honest solutions to some difficult problems. We are impressed with the work and with the support that has been given to us as clients and would most definitely be utilising their service again in the future where the need arises.

Ian Culverhouse
Salisbury Gateway

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