Organisations across the UK are responsible under health and safety legislation for preventing legionella and other known pathogens in freshwater systems – but the process can require a lot of time, effort and expense. Automation, digitisation and the internet of things could help drive effective change, says Chris Potts, marketing director of ANT Telecom.
Infrastructure desperately needs updating and modernising to withstand the effects of climate change, rapid urbanisation and sustainability regulations. Digital technologies provide the tools to do so, says Gary Wong, industry principal – global infrastructure and water, AVEVA.
Professor David Mosey's independent review of public sector construction frameworks has called for a new "gold standard" for procurement. Realising this ambition will also require a gold standard construction IT strategy, says Walter Hume of Rimini Street .
PCB Today speaks with José Pinos, head of security at Atech, about cyberattacks in construction and the approaches to take to prevent them.
Bam Nuttall has announced that the company is using new 5G network innovation technology on their SSEN Transmission Shetland project to help meet Shetland’s future energy needs.
Kristian Torode, director and co-founder of Crystaline, explores why construction needs to up its communication game.
How Viewpoint for projects is helping UK contractors better control who gets access to vital project data, when and how.
With many disputes that arise within the construction industry being due to poor or ambiguous communication, director at Sypro and NEC4 co-author, Dr Stuart Kings, examines why the cloud-based leap is central to better contract communication.
As super-fast internet becomes essential to modern building practices, the industry now needs the connectivity capabilities to meet data demand. PJ Farr, managing director of UK Connect, explains how the role of 4GLTE, 5G and Wi-Fi 6 will enhance on site connectivity, making construction safer, smarter and more efficient.
Construction work for Brighton & Hove's full fibre network has officially commenced in the Bevendean area, with the rest of the city set to follow over the next 4 to 5 years.
Asite’s construction cloud platform will streamline project information and enhance collaboration across the full lifecycle of Aldar Properties’ assets.
Women in BIM core team members Rebecca De Cicco, director of Digital Node, Vicki Reynolds, chief information officer at i3PT Certification, and Dr Jenni Barrett, director at coLAB and senior lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire, discuss what has impressed them the most in the past five years and what future technology trends they predict for 2021.
Like many industries, engineering and construction is seeing a greater digitisation of the sector that is being driven both externally and internally. At the heart of this change lies a growing interest in using data across built asset projects. Frank Weiss, senior director at Oracle Construction and Engineering explains.
Roy Danon, CEO and co-founder of Buildots explains why BIM is the single enabler for many modern technologies that are being developed for the sector, making it critical for companies to adopt BIM so they won’t fall behind in the race.
Construction of the new Institute of Technology at East Riding College in its Beverley campus has commenced.
Bentley Systems and Microsoft Corp will be joining forces to focus on advancing infrastructure for smart city urban planning and smart construction.
Mitie has helped Vodafone UK save 100-gigawatt hours (GWh) of energy in three years, the equivalent of 25,000 tonnes of CO2.
With SMEs accounting for the vast majority of the construction supply chain, adopting digital transformation could bring significant benefits for the whole industry, yet the evidence suggests they are being left behind. What needs to change?
Data has evolved from a tool for looking at the past to one that can predict the future, Ravi Shankar and Jan Larsson discuss more.
Energy Systems Catapult has relaunched an upgraded Living Lab for innovators, backed by the Prime Minister’s Council for Science & Technology (CST) – with a new digital integration platform and other significant improvements over lockdown.
Internet of Things (IoT) is everywhere these days, with people referring to how they are planning for, talking about or developing for it. With the prevalence of IoT, what does it mean for construction and property management in the healthcare space/facilities? Will it actually provide real benefits and efficiencies...
Welcome to the September edition of BIM Today. This issue looks at some of the increasingly diverse and innovative applications of BIM, IoT, machine learning and other digital construction techniques around the world.
The drive towards a more sustainable environment is important ecologically and economically. Rhys Tyler and David Philp of AECOM discuss how BIM and machine learning can be deployed to count the cost of carbon and transform how and what we build.
Pete Mills, technical operations manager for Bosch Commercial & Industrial, explains what to look out for when choosing a smart heating system control.
Following a world-first agreement to install real-time monitors in thousands of social homes in Renfrewshire, iOpt founder and managing director Dane Ralston says it is now time for IoT adoption in housing to become the “new normal”.
Nick Sacke, head of IoT and products at Comms365, explains that stakeholders need to fully understand how to integrate these new data sources into existing data platforms and get the most value from it.