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Little Market House
Markland Klaschka Limited
Little Market House is in the center of High
Wycombe. The outside of the structure has
been well preserved, but the interior spaces
have suffered from continuous repair and
modification. This project was to refurbish
the interior and add concealed security shut-
ters and glass balustrades to enable the space
to be used as a small cafe and food outlet. The
building’s Grade 2 listing meant that the
work must have limited visual outside impact
and not compete with the existing structure.
3D PDF files were used to
communicate the design to
the whole project team.
The 3D PDF files were supported by particle tracing
images to agree the daytime appearance and
nighttime impact of the
schemes’ lighting proposals.
This was particularly useful
in correspondence with
the conservation officer.
3D PDF walkthroughs,
coupled with the use of saved views, meant
that the scheme could be discussed without
ever meeting the conservation officer or
other members of the planning department.
All correspondence was by E-mail or discus-
sion over the phone with the model on
screen in front of both parties. This is estimat-
ed to have cut the man-hours by 20 percent
compared with what would have previously
been spent on a project of this nature. ;
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can be printed as needed, either locally or
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Wisconsin Department of
The Electronic Plans (EPlans) project provides a digital way for the Wisconsin
Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and
its business partners to develop, submit, manage, store, and produce hardcopy highway construction plans. The process speeds access
time, ensures reliability and saves resources.
The EPlans project developed and simplified
procedures using Bentley MicroStation and
Digital InterPlot software to allow digital
highway construction plans to be produced
in WisDOT district offices as PDF files. Each
plan is a single, compact, high-quality vector
PDF file containing bookmarks to major plan
sections and appropriate signatures. These
plans are submitted to a central repository
where appropriate internal partners can
access them. Security and tracking of plans
through the process is standardized. Plans
Benefits of the project include reduction
in the cost of handling plans of $500,000
each year, compared to a paper-based system. Data reliability is improved because
all users view a single official document.
EPlans adds two days of additional development time to every project simply because the plan
is not idle while in physical
transit to central office.
EPlans also reduces the
time staff spends researching and locating plans. ;