Holmes wins Innovation category at RTC 2013

arts-centre-internal-revitHolmes Consulting Group’s groundbreaking use of Revit has seen them take away the top prize in the Innovation category at the 2013 Australasian Revit Technology Conference (RTC) held in Auckland recently.

Drawing attendees from as far afield as the United States, Singapore and Australia, this is the ninth year the RTC has run, giving Revit users the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s top instructors and industry experts.

Queenstown drafters Stephen Spence and Andrew Bateson, along with John Trowsdale (Queenstown office Business Manager) have been pushing the limits of the Revit software. Pulled together by Tony Fitzwater, National Drafting Manager, they produced a submission showing how they used laser scanning to capture full surveys, in a short amount of time, of the Christchurch Arts Centre historic precinct which was heavily damaged by the Christchurch earthquakes. The technology minimised the risk of injury to staff and helped prevent further damage to the heritage buildings.

The raw data was then processed through Scan to BIM and placed into Revit Structure, where an accurate model of each building was created. A strengthening program was developed with input from the Heritage Architect and Construction team.

It was noted at the conference that Holmes are the only people doing this work with Revit Structure, with existing buildings, to this level of detail, in the world.