Murphy Surveys Setting the Standard for BIM and FM

Murphy Surveys commissions the latest digital tools to truthfully capture comprehensive 3D point cloud data, recording the built environment with extraordinary detail and accuracy, regardless of the nature or use of the building.

photo of laser scanners Murphy Surveys On the Job

Murphy Surveys On the Job

From an article by the Editor of

The point clouds and high resolution, high dynamic ranging imagery datasets support drafting and modelling tasks, an office based process that enables the development of dependable and authentic digital copies of reality.

Ultimately, these intelligent, parametric models make up the optimum way in which to share project and asset information, replacing the traditional 2D computer aided design drawings.

Furthermore, the BIM output can be tailored to suit owners and operators: populating BIM objects with asset information while linking these objects with Facilities Management software, enables the use of the model during the operation of the facility, while benefiting from inclusive 3D spatial representations of the assets.

For FM applications the geometric detail of the modelled component is often less relevant than attribute data: deciding for a bespoke LOD (level of detail) while determining the information requirements is a way of fast-tracking the production of models. Notwithstanding, regardless of the adopted 3D representation that is chosen, the modelled objects can include subcomponents, thus enabling complete scheduling and accounting of the assets.

Adopting BIM is a way to centralize digital information, eliminating redundancy and thus providing more and better data for FM tasks: ensuring models available online will, for instance, bring huge benefits to maintenance tasks: the service engineer can seemingly locate the components in need of maintenance and check the work order once the item is identified. As soon as the servicing is complete, the same technician is able to populate the relevant object parameters, thus automating the process of updating the central model and FM database.

Operating from 11 offices throughout Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe Murphy Surveys work with public and private sector clients from a vast range of industries across the globe. In 35 years, we have grown to employ more than 200 staff.

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