Construction industry

Why technology is the key to inspiring the industry’s next generation

More than anything else, we have come to associate the younger generations with technology – be it smartphones, social media or video games. When we look ahead to the next generation of construction industry leaders, we therefore need more than anything to capitalise on young people’s interest in tech, says Nick Conway of ITC Concepts.
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BIM: The elephant in the room

A lot of people say they ‘do’ BIM. But what does that really mean? Niraj Mistry, senior BIM assessor at Stroma Certification, says BIM is actually about joining the dots through engagement and collaboration.

Open innovations for smart city futures

Jesus Villasante, Head of Unit for Net Innovation for the European Commission, DG Connect hails the development of new smart city applications… The largest event dedicated to smart cities, the Smart City Expo World Congress was held from the 17th to 19th November last year in Barcelona. Jesus Villasante was...

The EU Urban Agenda for our cities of tomorrow

European Parliament MEP, Lambert van Nistelrooij outlines why cities are the engine for economic growth and are integral for the EU Urban Agenda...   Cities have the future. While the regions in Europe always had the ‘first’ attention from Brussels, the spotlights nowadays have to be on the cities as well....

Elmtech: SketchUp 2016 has arrived!

SketchUp 2016 has recently launched and with this release we’re integrating Trimble Connect directly into SketchUp. As a refresher, Connect is Trimble’s platform for storing, syncing, referencing, sharing, and collaborating on design/build projects. Sign up for a free account, then start uploading .skp, .pdf, .dxf, .ifc. files. With this integration,...

Skanska Goes Digital with Bluebeam Revu

Skanska is deploying Bluebeam Revu on its largest project to date, the new Karolinska Solna project in Stockholm, Sweden… Skanska, one of the world’s largest international construction and project development groups, works on a variety of commercial, residential and public private projects throughout Europe, North America and South America. Currently,...

2025 vision – a construction industry for the future

Nick Nisbet, Technical Coordinator for buildingSMART UKI details how the UK can meet the vision set out in the Construction 2025 strategy… Our industry’s vision of 2025 includes four stark ambitions: 33% lower costs, 50% lower emissions, 50% faster delivery and 50% improvement in the import/export balance. But these are...

How to remove risks to your ISO 9001 accreditation with Newforma

Updated risk management requirements demand more document control… Among the 19,500 business and technology standards that the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) supports, perhaps none is more popular than ISO 9001 – with good reason. An organisation’s ISO 9001 accreditation says “best practices followed here.” The ISO accreditation process involves extensive...

Clearbox: The Opportunities from 4D Simulation

To enable the people involved in a project to gain an easy understanding of project progress and the planned sequence of works, 4D simulations are well recognised as an excellent medium to communicate. The same applies at tender stage, when representations prepared by multimedia teams are often used in Client...

MicroStation CONNECT Edition – A review by Cadventure

In November 2014, Bentley Systems unveiled its next generation of software, the CONNECT Edition. During the Press Release, Bentley announced that the CONNECT Edition would succeed Bentley’s V8i software generation, supporting a hybrid computing environment for Comprehensive Project Delivery and “completing the reach” to all project participants. Prior to its release,...

Solibri: Quality Assurance in the Construction Process

The benefits of the governments’ BIM Level 2 legacy are potentially immense. However, there is a caveat – the BIM process creates more data than the industry has ever faced before – what good is that data if you don’t know its accuracy, completeness, or compliance with the project...

Clearbox: A data centric solution to a disparate problem

BIM (Building Information Modelling) continues to have a number of frustrations with connectivity and interoperability. The use of different authoring tools, by different disciplines at different stages of an asset’s life can cause difficulties in collaboration and result in lost time in work around inefficiencies and rework, as teams...

Amtec UK: The Future of MEP Layout

With the advent of BIM, construction is among the industries most affected by technological advances and, thanks to innovative layout tools such as robotic total stations, MEP companies in particular can benefit from the rise of the robots. In fact, whether you’re advancing your company’s adoption of BIM by using...

The road to our digital built future

John Eynon, Chair of The BIM Regions South East outlines the future of our digital built environment… It’s 2016 and another New Year. But for the UK BIM movement this one is very different and special. The BIM Level 2 target is this year! When the UK Construction Strategy first set this...

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