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smart buildings

Smart buildings and wellbeing: Wearing your heart on your HVAC

How long before your building “knows” more about you than you do yourself? BSRIA’s Dr Michelle Agha-Hossein and Henry Lawson take a look.
Email management

How Mail Manager helps architects and engineers manage project emails

Mail Manager has evolved from an Outlook add-in to a fully fledged, industry-wide email management tool for helping architects and engineers to take control of their project emails.
BIM Today September 2020

BIM Today September 2020

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.
Computational design, Parramatta Square

Computational design helps deliver Australia’s largest sustainable tower

3D BIM modelling and a digital twin are supporting the delivery of 6-8 Parramatta Square, part of one of the biggest sustainable urban revitalisation projects in Australia.
social distancing,

How technology can support social distancing

The world as we know it is changing. The bottom line is that buildings are not going to be able to reopen and operate safely without robust post-pandemic planning for pedestrian movement, says Oasys Software.

Counting the carbon cost to transform building

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.

BIM4Water: Thriving and expanding during Covid-19

Despite the pandemic, BIM4Water has endeavoured to expand its activities and influence across a wide range or organisations.

Construction: Digital, data and…dystopia?

BIM Today columnist John Eynon talks data, conspiracy theories (and Bond villains) in a very far from post-Covid world.
BIM, digital twin, CUSP,

From twin to BIM: The story of CUSP

The story of CUSP, a partnership between Atkins and Cardiff University to develop an advanced digital twin programme, shows how the idea of technology becomes reality. Nick Tune, digital engineering director at Atkins, discusses the journey.
iot in housing, social housing,

IoT in housing: The time is now

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”.
Women in BIM

BIM around the world with Women in BIM

In July, Women in BIM (WIB) hosted a webinar for the online Festival of BIM & Digital Construction, featuring a discussion on BIM Across the Regions. Here, the panellists examine the topics raised and their experience of BIM around the world.

How intelligent buildings can guard against terror

Adrian Timberlake, chief technical officer of Seven Technologies Group, examines the vast potential of intelligent buildings in defending nations against threats of terrorism.
Digital construction, site progress Mobile

Digital construction technology goes mobile at Center Parcs

John Sisk & Sons deployed Site Progress Mobile from Elecosoft to deliver woodland cabins for Center Parcs.

Creating a robust data foundation for digital transformation

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to digital transformation – but data transformation, using trusted information to learn about products, customers and competition, should be part of any company strategy, says Peter Ruffley, chief executive of Zizo.
3D scanning,

Stavanger Hospital uses AI to detect construction deviations in real-time

The new University Hospital in Stavanger, one of the biggest public construction projects in Scandinavia, adopted 3D scanning and AI technology to track work quality and avoid costly mistakes.
Learning estate, Standard Information Management Plan,

A digital approach to enabling a world-class learning estate

The Scottish Futures Trust has launched a new Standard Information Management Plan which will enhance infrastructure delivery and performance within the Scottish Government’s £1bn Learning Estate Investment Programme.

3D laser scanning’s mobile moment has arrived: Is your business ready?

Mobile 3D laser scanning is emerging as a valuable tool to gather building information in greater detail while saving time and money - and improving worker safety.
Advance Design,

Advance Design 2021: Free simulation software and training

Graitec is offering structural and civil engineers free training sessions for Advance Design 2021 in October, November and December.
Supply chain management, digital technology,

Digital technology supports HS2’s supply chain management

Digital transformation helps EKFB maximise project performance across an 80km section of the UK’s new high-speed rail link between London, Birmingham and the North.
Construction workflows, construction sites, Mobile technologies

5 mobile systems that can improve construction workflows

Mobile systems backed with cloud-based technologies offer construction sites a previously unseen level of convenience and ease-of-use. Bryan Christiansen of Limble CMMS looks at five of these systems and how they can improve construction workflows.

IoT data: Maximising its value

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.
national digital twin,

National Digital Twin: Data for the Public Good

The concept of digital twins is neither new nor lacking successful real-world use cases. Asite discusses the move towards a National Digital Twin.
collaboration software

Hilson Moran turns to Bluebeam Revu to drive production efficiency

As a multidisciplinary practice offering design services, Hilson Moran has significantly increased its investment in digital solutions. A change in philosophy came with the successful implementation of Bluebeam Revu.
BIM Pilot project, allplan, nport

Helgolandkai: BIM pilot project in port construction

In Wilhelmshaven, a 130-year-old quay is once again writing engineering history as a BIM pilot project.
fastener system,

Fasteners and heat induction technologies enable faster flat roofing installations

The construction industry and our ability to “build, build, build” is key to the UK’s economic recovery. Martyn Holloway, business development manager – flat roof at SFS, discusses how innovative fastening systems can lead to fast and reliable single-ply flat roofing installations.

BIM Today September 2020