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What Are BIM Levels, And Why Do They Matter To Architects?

Here at Munday + Cramer, our team of architects and CIAT-qualified technicians are proud to boast CAD (Computer-Aided Design) software which meets BIM Level 3. Though this may sound impressive, we’d wager that most people won’t actually understand what this means. So, with that in mind, the following blog is to provide a brief overview of the various BIM Levels and their place within wider UK Government strategy. CAD Software This is software that architects, architectural technicians and engineers utilise to compose highly accurate technical plans and 3D models. With the help of CAD software, architects can design everything from […]

An In-Depth Look At The Architectural Design Process

Given the rate at which some commercial, residential and educational developments seem to be constructed these days, you may be forgiven for thinking that it was a short and easy process. However, in reality, there are various stages to go through before beginning to think about the construction of the project. As is to be expected, the bigger the scheme, the more complex the corresponding design must be in terms of detail and number of people involved. The team here at Munday + Cramer offers architectural design services following RIBA’s eight-stage framework. This blog will focus mainly on the start […]

Architectural Design Process

Recent Funding Changes And What It Means For Bid Applications

The educational landscape has been in flux in recent years. The grants and funding available to establishments very much hinge not only on the type of work needed doing, but on the type of school, itself. As more schools change from one type to another, some funding pots grow whilst others shrink. Throw into that mix significant changes to the funding schemes, themselves, as well as the current situation regarding COVID-19 and you can quickly lose track of what is available to whom, and when it is available. The team here at Munday + Cramer, technical specialists in bid applications […]

Changes to bid applications

The Importance Of Wellbeing Support For Professionals

In recent years, we’ve seen a marked increase in the coverage of mental health issues in the general public discourse. This has been wonderful to see and, speaking plainly, something that was long overdue. After all, mental health is something that’s omnipresent and its associated conditions – anxiety and depression, for example – don’t discriminate when it comes to who they impact. They affect anybody. A person’s mental wellbeing is something that’s impacted upon by many different factors, and ensuring positive mental wellbeing should be paramount within the workplace. Here at Munday + Cramer, whether it be our CIAT-qualified technicians, […]

The Importance Of Wellbeing Support For Professionals Such As Building Surveyors

Unable To Move? Here’s What You Can Do

What with such uncertainty surrounding our lives at the moment, any control that we can take back should be thought of as a massive positive! If, as a country we’re met with something like a recession, it’s good to know what to expect so that you can better prepare yourself and respond proactively should one occur. In economic terms, a recession can be thought of as two consecutive quarters of negative economic growth. When they hit, they bring with them several key impacts. Amongst other things, recessions lead to widespread unemployment, businesses going bankrupt and a significant drop in consumer […]

Advice from RIBA-qualified architects

Keeping Compliant For The Lockdown And Beyond

The outbreak of COVID-19 has already led to truly global impacts. These impacts are not only health-related, but are being experienced within the world of economics and in social and cultural sectors as well. What’s worse is that the anxiety we’re all experiencing is only being further fuelled by the lack of certainty surrounding the situation. Uncertainty that politicians are unable to assuage, try though they might. We can be sure of certain things, however: this pandemic will eventually pass, life will go back to a semblance of normality and as with everything, life will go on. Unfortunately, beyond those […]

Keeping Facilities Management Compliant For The Lockdown And Beyond

Coronavirus Business Update

Further to the ongoing advice of the UK Government and Public Health England, our offices are closed. We understand that this is an unprecedented situation but want to reassure clients that we have a robust business continuity plan in place that will enable us to minimise the impact of our service to you and your business and will continue to communicate with you regarding any updates. Our people have the tools and technology they need to work remotely. Please continue to email or call your usual contacts, or to phone our offices on 01245 326 200. FM clients can still […]

M+C have implemented extensive business continuity processes in light of the current Covid-19 situation

Improving Efficiency Within The Education Sector Using Salix Loans

We’re continuously being updated, through various facets of the media, on the importance of making proactive environmental changes in our lives and workplaces, as a means to ensure the future good health of the planet’s climate. Unfortunately, these sorts of capital improvements, which often come in the form of plant and equipment changes, tend not to come too cheap. Looking at schools in particular, many of the state sector’s school estates are becoming increasingly energy inefficient. This costs the planet in both the immediate future and the longer-term. It also costs the school as well, financially speaking. That’s where Salix […]

Salix Loans & Bid Applications

A Detailed Look At Bid Applications Within The Education Sector

Bid applications are a means of securing additional funding throughout the various public sectors. There are a variety of biddable schemes through which extra funding can be sought, the appropriateness of which depends entirely on the project at hand. Securing these additional funds is a complex process, and entails a comprehensive bidding process. Munday + Cramer are experts in procuring successful bid applications for the schools, colleges and academies that need them most. Their work also extends to sectors extraneous to the education sector. In a time where the education sector is being placed under increasing strain, the necessity for […]

A Look At Bid Applications Within The Education Sector

The Intricacies Of Facilities Management

Facilities management (FM) is an essential, yet lesser-known facet of ‘facility’ operations that is prevalent across every sector throughout the world. It’s especially important within the commercial, educational and residential sectors. Traditionally, FM has been shunted down the list of a business’ priorities and building issues are dealt with as and when they arise usually by an office manager or administrator. However, it makes shrewd business sense, to outsource a business’ FM needs to an external, specialist company such as Munday + Cramer in order to make the crucial process a priority. This blog will go into a little more […]

The Intricacies Of Facilities Management