Partner, Building Surveying
Chartered Surveyor (MRICS) with 30 years’ experience.
Richard is a Partner responsible for the management of Building Surveying Oxford, Health and Safety and Geo-Spatial teams at Ridge. He has extensive Property Management, Project Management and Lead Consultant experience within construction.
Richard has been the Framework Manager for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office / Crown Global Services and UKAEA providing senior contact for a wide scope of construction and property management. He brings over a decade of senior management experience.
This allows us to present a range of existing building and site information at the start of every project and establish an accurate level of base data. Ridge uses the latest in surveying technology for 3D Laser Scan surveys and Topographical outputs.
We can record building and site information in a fraction of the time, enabling a slick and unobtrusive survey process. This technology not only increases efficiency, it also ensures a level of accuracy unachievable through traditional hand-drawn survey methods.
Data retention allows the ability to reconnect with survey information whilst the project progresses, removing the need to revisit the site, while ‘street view’ style viewing platforms can also be offered to the wider project team maximising the efficiency of the project.
A highly accurate, up-to-date, scaled topographical survey is a crucial requirement at the start of any construction project.
Topographical surveys are used to identify and map both the natural and built environment, accurately representing contours of the ground and all existing features relevant to the construction project (including levels, trees, buildings, roads, walkways, manholes/drainage, retaining walls).
Our experienced team of specialist Geospatial Surveyors are able to rapidly capture existing conditions in a highly accurate, detailed 3D format for a variety of projects including; Refurbishment and Renovation, “BIM Ready” Primary Existing Models, Existing and Historic capture and representation for records, Data Validation and Verification, As Built.
To fully understand the areas of lettable space for businesses, an accurate survey is essential. We can provide general arrangement plans produced to low tolerances referencing the areas in line with IPMS property measurement standard and the RICS code of measuring practice. This ensures businesses receive an accurate rental income for their premises. Area surveys can also be implemented for space planning exercises and are useful for construction verification to ensure buildings are built to the correct tolerance.
Using the latest laser scanning equipment, we have the ability to capture and document intricate details contained within historic and conservation style buildings. This technology enables us to record high-resolution 3D data sets of buildings, sites and monuments in an accurate and cost effective manner. The density and quality of the point clouds generated allow the team to effectively describe the surface of a structure in various 2D drawing and 3D model formats. These can then be tailored to suit the specific requirements of the client.
We have the ability to provide clients with simple access to the 3D visual documentation produced from a laser scan survey. We can provide access to a simple hosting service either via an online link or external USB where clients can view the information as a series of 360º panoramic images taken from each scan location. These images are collated and packaged into a user friendly viewing format complete with key plan and user guide. This can be a useful aid for clients and design teams who cannot freely access the site for themselves. Areas of special interest or assets can also be tagged in the data and integrated with condition surveys if required.
Upon the completion of a 3D model output, using the latest rendering software and applications, we have the ability to add materials and textures to an existing building or site. This creates photorealistic representations of the space. These images can provide clients and their customers with enhanced visual material to help market the space or to provide the design team with images useful for planning matters or an aid for developing their proposals.
We can provide detailed 2D as-built drawings of your building including floor plans, elevations and sections. By using the latest laser scanning technology, we can capture vast amounts of data that would not have been possible using traditional methods. Not only does this reduce time required on site but it also provides us with a comprehensive 3D point cloud that can be revisited in future if the brief evolves from the time of commission.
Accurate scaled plans are essential for renovation and refurbishment works and help to prevent costly design errors occurring further along in the project. Our surveys are produced in line with the RICS code of measuring practice.