Why is a Measured Building Survey Undertaken?
Why is it undertaken?
A measured building survey is an important element in the design process of a project which is used by architects to provide an accurate baseline to create your construction drawings.
Architects use the existing plans produced by the land surveyors to modify, create, and add additional features to meet your project proposal. It is critical that the measurements are surveyed correctly as the proposed drawings will be used for planning permission as well as during construction stage.
A measured building survey for listed buildings is used to assist planning officers in decision taking where a comparison can be made between existing and the proposed plans.
Survey drawings are prepared to utilise AutoCAD drafting software. First, the data is collected from a site using a laser scanner (3D scanning) or an EDM (electronic distance meter) equipment.
Take a look at the different methods here.