FACADE ELEVATION PLAN OF ACP
Existing conditions facade elevation plans to address ACP issues.
Quickly and efficiently update your building’s façade to replace potentially flammable cladding by using a facade elevation plan. Tragic fires have highlighted the dangers associated with aluminium composite cladding (ACP), and the repercussions of not replacing non compliant ACP could be costly.
We can create an existing conditions elevation survey of your ACP to calculate the exact area of your facade that requires refurbishment to help with estimated costs.
What is ACP?
ACP refers to Aluminium Composite Panels which are also commonly known as aluminium composite cladding. It is made of two thin aluminium panels and a core of a non-aluminium material. The core of an aluminium composite cladding panel often contains polyethylene or another flammable material.
Due to the materials used if the core of one panel catches fire ACPs can act as a “chimney” allowing the fire to quickly spread upwards. This causes fast, very dangerous fires that can claim entire buildings as seen in the Grenfell Tower disaster in the UK.
What is an existing conditions elevation survey of ACP?
After you receive an audit we can help you by measuring the exact area of ACP that requires replacement by providing an existing conditions elevation survey. This survey plan will show you the accurate square meterage of your cladding allowing you to efficiently replace your dangerous, non-compliant ACP.
An Existing Conditions Elevation Survey measures and represents buildings on a 2D drawing so you can easily understand the exact measurements of dangerous cladding. The information provided will allow you and your architect to start a potential redesign or refurbishment of the building’s facade quickly with accurate measurements.
To prepare an Existing Conditions Elevation Plan of ACP we 3D scan your building and produce 2D plans from the millimetre-accurate data received.
Our typical process
We utilise the latest surveying technology to capture our data then produce our existing conditions elevation survey plans. Using the latest CAD software programs everything is captured and processed accurately to start producing ourexisting conditions elevation survey plans. The equipment we use is state of the art, ranging from traditional total stations to 3D laser scanning or RPA (drone). We only use the latest software tools including AutoCAD & Revit.
Once our plans are drafted they go through an intensive QA process via an independent audit to ensure that what we have captured is delivered to the highest levels of accuracy possible.
- Initial consultation to ensure we can meet your needs.
- Agree on a scope of work.
- A site visit is organised with one of our qualified technicians with the necessary data collection equipment.
- All data is then processed via our team located in one of our offices around the Country.
- All plans or drawings are then independently reviewed via our QA process.
- All deliverables are then created for viewing in PDF, AutoCAD or Revit.
- We also have the ability to create a 3D scan or virtual tour of your property to create a fully interactive view of a site.
Facade cladding elevation drawing samples
See some of our case studies
A national supermarket brand needed to upgrade their loading docks with multiple sites around Australia. See how we used 3D building scanning to help achieve this
In today’s modern era, the practice of relying on paper-based drawings and floor plans for a hotel refurbishment has become obsolete, with architects increasingly turning to modern workflows to maximise on the benefits that 3D scanning and modelling can offer
To assist with the planning of a refurbishment program aimed at enhancing visitors’ experience at a shopping centre, Realserve survey technicians provided 3D building scanning services in Adelaide’s south.
Realserve routinely engages in the practice of 3D scanning buildings that are used for retail tenancies. Our surveyors in Adelaide were engaged to produce a Revit Model and Point Cloud for a free standing restaurant in a shopping centre car park
The Realserve surveyors in Sydney were engaged by Lendlease to create new retail tenancy documentation in their shopping centre at Erina Fair. Instead of using traditional survey methods we used a Leica BLK to create a 3D scan of the 130 square metre area.
Realserve sent a team of surveyors to Launceston to create a 3D Revit Model for a heritage building in the city to help facilitate a refurbishment program.