TriCAD was formed

Working in one of Europe’s leading CAD Bureaus the idea to take the skills honed there into the architectural market was hatched. The company was formed and initially set out to change the market. We would operate evenings and weekends while raising the company brand and our own new families. This hard work ethic was the basis of how we do business, straight forward and honest.

Mark Wilkin Appointed Director

After the initial set up of TriCAD Mark W joined the company replacing a director who had a calling for another profession. Mark arrived and instantly was a fore runner of the hard work approach. We set up new working practices and looked into new technology improving supplied product and efficiency.

First Total Station purchased

Now with the completed staff line up we were keen to move forward, our first Total Station purchase from Leica Geosystems was the 1205. This now enabled much higher quality products with greater accuracy. Mark Wilkin was quickly up to speed and managed to extract the most from the new tool available.

Consolidation and Streamlining

TriCAD started to grow steadily and through honest relationships started to build its regular client base. The global crash in 2007 hit the whole industry rapidly and with devastating effect. We were able to tighten belts and through streamlined efficient working practices we came through stronger and more determined.

Our first GPS unit

With more and more clients expecting the data to be tied to the Ordnance Survey (OS) Datum and the demise of the old Bench Marks we were keen to get up to pace and purchased our first GPS Unit to match the expanding Total Station fleet. Now with every surveyor having a GPS kit that links to the OS Net every survey can be carried out to the new OSGB36(15) National Grid GPS System.

First Permit for Commercial Operation from CAA for Drone

Again keeping up with the constant move in technology TriCAD obtained its permit for Commercial Operations of a SUAV (drone). The SUAV supplied fantastic aerial shots not possible before and can also take video footage assisting in roof inspections and overall views of development areas.

Scott Newell joins the team

As a new member of the team Scott joins us to add to our surveyor numbers. Keeping up with high demand and aiming to reduce lead times Scott brings and extra pair of hands and a keen IT head to TriCAD.

Purchase first 3D Scanner

TriCAD stays at the forefront and purchases our own 3D scanner now allowing 3D point cloud data to be captured on site. This large size data allows very high accuracy of everything visible to be obtained on site and through heavy post processing can create traditional 2D drawings and also 3D models for clients.

Joseph Foster joins the team

The latest addition of young blood into the team brings enthusiastic Joe to us. Again Joe is strengthening our surveyor numbers to ensure in the future we can keep the high demand with low lead time our clients are expecting from TriCAD.