Virtual Design Construction

Breaking the fourth wall

Design Capabilities

We have an expert, in-house design team who can deliver and embrace a full design and build contract from concept through to commissioning and handover. We are also happy to be awarded a project at RIBA stage 4 where our design team can be on hand for advice and support if needed.

Our experienced team use Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) as standard when planning and implementing. This means we can plan all aspects from safety, quality and productivity from the outset. Together with our Business Information Modelling (BIM), we bring together the best of all technologies to ensure our clients receive solutions tailored completely to their needs on the job.

Our BIM Capabilities

Utilising BIM for over a decade on numerous, complex construction projects has earned us the BSI BIM level 2 accreditation.

BIM is fully integrated into our design process which means we can provide 3D walkthroughs, clash detection, asset tagging, cost loading and FM functionality for any project. This technology is invaluable when developing our pre-fabrication strategies for plant room skids/spools, riser modules and corridor module installations within a safe and controlled environment. It enhances the management of construction through simulation within a 3D virtual and digital environment, allowing us to optimally design, discover and evaluate projects.


Virtual reality

Over the last 24 months, Designer Group have been using the Prospect VR software to view our live BIM projects in a Virtual Reality environment. Our clients can completely immerse themselves in a full-scale model to really see first-hand what the building will be like before going to site.

“Walking through” a building at an early design stage has proven to save time and money as it quickly highlights any potential design issues.
Designer Group also use Virtual Reality internally and hold workshops that flag any problematic areas – and because we do this, there is less time needed for re-work.

Point cloud scanning

So that we can create even more accurate models, Designer Group have invested in the latest laser 3D scanning technology. Today, we are able to recreate the most accurate ‘as-built’ model that is currently possible.

It is particularly beneficial on refurbishment and retrofit works.

BIM Projects

Tower Hamlets Civic Centre

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