Paro Designs has been focused on providing services aimed at achieving precision construction goals.
Paro Designs and its partners provide a variety of services to our clients which can be integrated seamlessly during every stage of your project.
Here is an overview of the project timeline and services provided:
Table of contents
- Verified Views
- Visualizations / Stakeholder Presentations
- 3D CAD Modeling & Visualizations
- BIM (Building Information Models)
- Scan to BIM / 3D Laser Scanning
- Revit Modeling
- Ground Modeling
- As Built Surveys
- Drone Services For Precision Construction Projects
Early Preparation & Planning Stage
Surveys, Verified Views, Visualizations, Stakeholder Presentations
Late Stage Preparation & Planning
Surveys, CAD Visualizations, Verified Views, Scan To BIM, BIM / Revit Creation, 3D Scanning
Early Design Stage
Surveys, CAD Visualizations, CAD Modeling, Clash Detection, Verified Views, Scan To BIM, BIM / Revit Creation, 3D Scanning
Pre-construction Design Stage
Volumetric Surveys, BIM / Revit Creation, 3D Scanning, Ground Modeling, Dimension Control
Early Construction Stage
Volumetric Surveys, BIM / Revit Updates, 3D Laser Scanning, Ground Modeling, Dimension Control, Progress survey & Analysis
Late Stage Construction
As Built Surveys, BIM / Revit Updates, Critical Interface, Dimension Control, Progress survey & Analysis
Owner Use & Maintenance Stage
As Built Surveys, BIM / Revit Updates, Critical Interface, Dimension Control, Drone Inspections
Comprehensive range of dimensional services includes the initial site land survey (including setting up primary and secondary survey control through conventional and complex 3D setting out), volume calculations and 2D/3D movement or settlement monitoring, and continues right up to the surveying of the Net Lettable Areas at the handover phase.
Development projects, particularly those with large mass or height can have a major impact on the surrounding visual environment. For this reason, planning authorities often demand that the visual impact of the development is modelled using a combination of rectified photography and accurate field surveying – Verified Views.
We have the in-house expertise to produce the dimensionally accurate before and after Verified Views of the built environment for planning purposes. This is carried out through a combination of 3D CAD models, surveyed points, camera and lens data and data on the proposed development.
Visualizations / Stakeholder Presentations
We have the in-house expertise to produce the dimensionally accurate as well as artistically modeleld visualizations for planning purposes as well as stakeholder presentations. This is carried out through a combination of 3D CAD models, surveyed points, camera and lens data and video data on the proposed development.
3D CAD Modeling & Visualizations
Our CAD Team plays a major role at Paro Designs as it represents the heritage from which we emerged. We carry out pure CAD projects and support all other phases throigh our various partners. We carry out our CAD work in-house. This means we can ensure that all work is carried out to the highest standards of quality, while also keeping prices competitive.
Our talented team is capable of dealing with any type of project. From two dimensional plans, elevations and sections, through BIM to large as-built three dimensional models and visualisations of industrial plant, we can create the right deliverable in the right format for your project
BIM (Building Information Models)
As an early adopter of BIM we are well placed to play our part in collaborative projects. Whether creating as-built models from surveyed data or simply creating parametric models of individual components for use in BIM related software. We have an understanding and positive solution based approach to this growing industry.
Scan to BIM / 3D Laser Scanning
Paro Designs delivers data collected from 3D laser scanning in a variety of formats, including fully-formed Revit models. This process, sometimes referred to as “scan to BIM” takes data collected through 3D laser scanning, develops into a point cloud with millions of data points, and converts that information into a Building Information Model (BIM) in Revit.
We ensure your Revit families are built intelligently with component functionality in mind. Our experienced project managers collaborate with your team to create smart 3D models that meet your business objectives.
Revit families enhance visualization capabilities so your products can be precisely coordinated with other architectural elements and reduce potential conflicts during design. Data rich components allow for accurate project scheduling and quantity takeoffs. As BIM (Building Information Modeling) becomes the industry standard, let us help your company seamlessly transition.
The ground model is a live, up-to-date state of knowledge of site conditions relevant to the development. It contains all available site characterisation data and analysis products. It is usually hosted in a geographical information system (GIS) to help with integration, analysis and providing outputs to client specifications – it also automatically enables efficient and secure retrieval and archiving.
Our site characterisation services include:
- Desk studies using all available data for early-stage investigations and initial site selection
- Geomorphological mapping
- 2D and 3D seismic interpretation
- Design of data collection and testing programmes
- Integration of multi-discipline datasets and interpretation reports
- Client representation
- Site visits
As Built Surveys
As-built surveys are prepared most often at the end of construction to satisfy municipal or lender requirements. They help to determine that all improvements on a site were constructed in compliance with the specifications as outlined by the engineer during the design process. An as-built survey is often necessary to obtain a certificate of occupancy from a city or county. This survey usually reflects all building, curb, parking lot features, utilities, sanitary sewer, storm drainage facilities, and other structures as needed.
We work with qualified partners throughout the project to document the as-built developments to standards which are acceptable to all stakeholders.
Drone Services For Precision Construction Projects
Through partnerships with Drone Service companies, we are able to provide a variety of finely tuned Remote piloted Aerial System (RPAS) /
RPAS Topographic Surveys
Under certain conditions, commissioning a RPAS Survey is the fastest way to collect data required to process a Photogrammetry Topographic Survey.
RPAS Building Surveys
RPAS can be extremely useful for certain building survey tasks, particularly at externally high areas that are not visible safely from any other point.
RPAS Volumetric Surveys
Volumetric stockpile measurement surveys have become extremely efficient and accurate in recent years using RPAS.
RPAS Progress Monitoring
Periodic Monitoring or ‘Snapshots in Time’ can be extremely beneficial on a construction project to record progress against schedule.
UAV Inspection Surveys
Inspection of the higher parts of a building or structure can be prohibitive due to the cost, time and inconvenience of scaffold and / or mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs).