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Market Court, 20-24 Church Street
Altrincham, WA14 4DW

+(44) 161 929 7622

We are Calderpeel     
Calderpeel is an award-winning firm of architects and a RIBA Chartered Practice
From our offices in South Manchester and Surrey, our 40-strong team provides a range of services including concept design, planning, design delivery, urban design & masterplanning, project management and interior design / brand integration.
We are known nationally for our work across several industry sectors including bluelight, care, commercial, leisure, workspaces and residential - including superhomes and work for high net worth individuals.

'Thinking differently'   
Since our formation 25 years ago, our business has been built on ‘thinking differently’ for our clients, designing buildings that enhance the way people live, work and play.  
By listening to clients’ needs at all levels, we’ve built close and long term relationships with individual, commercial and public sector clients across the UK. We’ve also created a reputation for innovative yet practical design that inspire people, not other architects. 

Our Ethos                                   
We are dedicated to the nurturing, mentoring, training and development of all our talented people which is reflected the businesses incredible employee retention.
The practice is fully ISO and IIP accredited and we are founding members of the RIBA student mentoring program. Two of our directors are past presidents of the Manchester Society of Architects and Ewen our managing director is also a RIBA national council member.



Terry Foster our BIM/Revit Manager presented the following training sesson at the Manchester Revit User group MRUG meeting on Thursday 25th May 2017.

Session 1 – Unusual Modelling Techniques for efficient BIMs. Demonstrating how Calderpeel are reducing modelling time and file sizes to maximize efficiency in practice and maintain a standard procedure for all BIM 1 &2 Projects in line with recommendations laid out in BS1192 and PAS 1192-2.

Revit Tips and Tricks – Improving Modelling Speed and Minimizing File Sizes.

Part 1: Introduction – Terry Foster, BIM/Revit Manager Calderpeel Architects

Part 2:  Surface Sub Elements – ‘Ramp/Roof/Floor’ Explaining how to create sub regions with Floor and Roof Elements to achieve tricky elements like graded/ ramped approach floors/ramps and tapered insulation roofs with variable components. 

Part 3: Curtain Wall tricks - elaborating on the use of curtain wall as a host for complex timber features and carcase models. Focusing on modelling tricks to speed up the process save memory.

Part 4: 3d details – Walls  ‘Create Parts’ for walls used as a design tool to demonstrate exploded details and 3d representation.



Calderpeel Revit Training - Tips and Tricks by Terry Foster presented at the MRUG event in Manchester