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    Laser scanning tower blocks in Birmingham

    Central Alliance worked closely with RSK Group geotechnical and engineering contractor CAN to undertake work on a number of tower blocks in Birmingham. Specifically, Central Alliance was required to laser scan the buildings and produce drawings that could be used on site during the proposed work. This saw the team mobilise its survey personnel and equipment, scanning the various tower blocks with the acquired data transferred to its head office for post-processing and elevation drafting.

    Central Alliance was able to offer a complete one-stop package of services to the client, ensuring the tight timescale on the programme was strictly followed. Technologies like 3D laser scanning and powerful processing software were used in order to provide high accuracy surveys and drawings used during the proposed work carried out by CAN. This saw Central Alliance mobilise its survey personnel and equipment, scanning the various tower blocks with the acquired data transferred to its head office for post-processing and elevation drafting. A project of this scale was always going to generate several challenges, not least having to undertake work in the worst of the British weather in order to complete work to schedule.

    Central Alliance was able to provide the full package of survey deliverables requested by the client and manage them as a one-stop service with all processes handled in-house. Thanks to its dedicated team of multitasking and multidiscipline surveyors, the survey deliverables for the towers were completed and delivered to schedule. The success of the project was also reflected in customer feedback, with the client awarding Central Alliance top marks across all aspects of the work, including the quality, clarity and presentation of any deliverables (reports, plans etc.); timely delivery of the service; courtesy of staff; the technical capability; professionalism and overall value for money. The company was also praised for its health and safety, environmental and overall performance on this project.

    • Location: England
    • Client: Curtins, for Birmingham City Council
    • Project status: Complete
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