23rd March 2006
London Fire Brigade - Measured Building Survey
The London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) are responsible for the Fire Service in London. Their portfolio consists of office, training, specialist facilities and 112 operational fire stations.
In June 2005 Star Net Geomatics were awarded 25 no. fire stations to provide professional services. The contract involved Topographic surveys, Measured surveys and Elevation surveys. In addition cross sections were required for each operational appliance bay. The typical turn around time for a station from initial survey to finished drawing is 1 week.
The Topographic and Elevation Surveys are being carried out using Trimble 5600 Total Stations. The Measured surveys are carried out using Psion Notebooks and Leica Distos.
The contract deliverables are 2D AutoCAD Drawings in electronic and hard copy format.
Additionally the contract drawings are referenced with Digital Photography for every room.
The contract is a very challenging one. Not only are LFEPA fire stations located throughout the M25 boundary, they are manned 24/7. This has presented Star Net with further complications, as every station had to remain "Live". By communicating with LFEPA and Station Commanders, Star Net has been able to survey every fire station with the minimum of disruption.