BIM for conservation architects, BIM Group North Inverness

BIM and Historic Buildings

Applying modern computing techniques to historic buildings is full of challenges. This is unsurprising as the industry has been developed to address the needs of modern methods of construction. Eventually new buildings will become old buildings and the issues that our current historic environment has to deal with, will have to be confronted.

Detailed stone survey on chimney in Forres MAAC Studio conservation architect

Hands On Approach

There is no substitute for getting up close and personal with your building, to get an understanding of its materials and its current condition.

Damp wall cottage Inverness MAAC Studio survey

Damp Problems ?

Anxiety makes homeowners vulnerable to bad advice and a damp problem is one of the biggest causes of distress to owners of traditional stone-built properties.

St Andrews Cathedral Inverness, measured survey of porch, MAAC Studio Survey

Measured Surveys

This week we have been examining the building fabric at St Andrews Cathedral and we have gone “old-school”, doing it the old -fashioned way, with pencil, paper and the tape measure.

St Andrews Cathedral Inverness, bell tower, MAAC Studio Survey

Hidden Spaces

There are many unusual and evocative spaces that people rarely get an opportunity to experience. Hidden towers, labyrinths and dusty libraries. It is like some out of the Name of the Rose or the Da Vinci Code.