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CAD software,

A look at the lastest CAD software: BricsCAD® BIM V20

Now in its fifth release, BricsCAD® BIM V20 improves on Bricsys CAD-accurate, solids-based concept-to-documentation workflow.
UK BIM, digital transformation

The ups and downs of the UK’s journey towards BIM Level...

John Eynon traces the ups and downs of the UK’s journey towards BIM Level 2 and digital transformation, reflecting on the stresses, the strains and the green shoots of hope for the future.
manufacturing sector, BIM,

Is the manufacturing sector still scared of BIM?

Some manufacturers may still be wary of BIM. “Should  companies embrace it or risk being left behind?” asks Nick Johns, Head of Digital Manufacturing for Graitec.
BIM Today December 2019,

BIM Today December 2019

Welcome to the December edition of BIM Today. In this issue, we look back at some of the key issues in the sector today and ahead to what 2020 may bring.
Construction industry, digital construction,

How BIM has paved the way for construction’s digital transformation

Here, Melanie Dawson, director of digital construction at GRAHAM, looks at how BIM and other technologies have shaped the industry.

Construction game-changer: A front end approach to digital twins

Midlands-based design and detailing company TDS discusses the value of collaboration and digital modelling at the front end of the design process in a major project at Hong Kong International Airport.
Allplan Bridge 2020, parametric model,

Allplan Bridge 2020 the 4D BIM solution for bridges

Allplan Bridge 2020, the complete solution for parametric modelling, structural analysis and detailing is now available for download.
Elecosoft, public sector standards

The challenge of managing public sector standards at scale

The complexity of keeping standards consistent when you’re responsible for any public service is difficult but managing public sector standards at scale is an enormous challenge.
Thames tideway, collaborative planning, Tideway east

Thames Tideway Tunnel: Construction planning in 4D

4D construction planning has delivered £1m in savings on the eastern section of the Thames Tideway Tunnel, part of the UK’s largest-ever water infrastructure project.
Digital solutions, GroupBC, BIM, Business Collaborator

The benefits of BIM and digital solutions for construction

With many construction companies still not utilising Building Information Modelling, we review the benefits to businesses and discuss how software vendors can do more to encourage adoption, especially by SMEs.
Stabicad, M&E,

Trimble releases Stabicad for M&E contractors in the UK

Trimble has announced the availability of Stabicad for the UK, a Revit®-based design and calculation software.
Construction’s Digital Frontline, Causeway Technologies

Construction’s Digital Frontline: 2020 set to be pivotal year

Phil Brown, chief executive of Causeway Technologies, looks at how technology is being embraced across the supply chain to accelerate the digital transformation of the construction industry.
5G, digital construction, Iot,

Is it too soon for 5G in digital construction?

A number of infrastructural and operational challenges must be overcome before 5G can become a business reality for UK companies, says Nick Sacke of Comms365.
pre-panelised system, CATS college

Metframe’s pre-panelised system helps deliver new student block

Metframe’s pre-panelised system helped deliver a new student block combining a flexible modern interior with an attractive traditional exterior in just 13 weeks.
machine learning, downtime, weather and natcat

Artificial intelligence meets downtime factoring in construction

James Banasik, MetSwift’s CEO, explains how and why machine learning is revolutionising not just downtime management but how short- and long-term forecasting can fluidly integrate responsive weather prediction.
flood scenarios, flood map, climate change

National flood map provides future climate change flood scenarios

Great Britain's first national flood map has been launched to understand and plan for future risks.
Digital twin applications,

Developing city-scale digital twin applications

Dr Timea Nochta, a research associate at the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction at the University of Cambridge, makes the case for city-scale digital twin applications to engage with the urban societies and socio-political processes they aim to serve.
As-BuiltTM Modeler, modelling workflow, point cloud data,

FARO’s As-BuiltTM Modeler: An agile modelling workflow

FARO’s As-BuiltTM Modeler enables the almost completely automated extraction of 3D modelled surfaces from point cloud data to optimise workflows – all without expensive new software.
weather and climate data,

Helping you design weather and climate resilient buildings

The benefits of taking account of weather and climate data at the design stage of a building project extend through the building lifecycle. It can reduce costs, time, energy and effort throughout the life of your asset.

A specifier’s guide to fasteners and fixings

Fasteners and fixings are very often forgotten about in the build chain, and are either a last-minute consideration or left to the contractor’s discretion. However, when fasteners are correctly specified from the outset, there are huge benefits down the line. Neil Kirwan, specification manager at SFS, explains.

New BIM model helps National Portrait Gallery step into the future

Lee McDougall, director at architecture and building consultancy practice AHR, outlines why scan-to-BIM technology has been crucial in planning a major redevelopment at the National Portrait Gallery.
Asset tracking in construction, IoT,

Using IoT to unlock the next generation of asset tracking in...

Derek Bryan of Verizon Connect on why the Internet of Things could represent the next step forward for construction asset tracking.
PAS 1192-1, BS EN ISO19650-1, BIM Protocol,

New JCT BIM Guidance and other BIM developments

Part of the strategy to encourage the adoption of BIM was the publication of standard documents, including the Publicly Available Specifications (PAS) 1192 series of standards, in particular, PAS 1192-2.
National Digital Twin, Digital built Britain,

The journey towards the National Digital Twin and a digital built...

Alexandra Bolton, executive director at the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB), reflects on the first-ever CDBB Week and calls for collaboration on the road towards the National Digital Twin.

Building a better future for construction

The Construction Innovation Hub, which launched last November, is a government-backed programme to bring wholesale, long-lasting change to the sector. Programme director Keith Waller sets out the challenge – and how it is being met.
G-Cloud, public sector procurement,

How the G-Cloud enables change in public sector procurement

John Ketteley, executive chairman of Elecosoft, considers how the government’s digital marketplace is enabling vital change in public sector procurement beyond the build and into a sustainable future.

BIM Today December 2019