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digitising HS2 construction workflows

Balfour Beatty VINCI and Esri UK save £20k a year digitising...

BBV has adopted software from Esri UK, rolling out its Site Scan for ArcGIS drone flight management and image processing software, to support its drone deployment strategy across 90km of the Midlands, digitising HS2 construction workflows.
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Drone footage shows progress of Ravensdale Infant School construction project

Morgan Sindall has released drone footage showcasing the progress made on its Ravensdale Infant School construction project, in Derby.
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Drone footage showcases progress on Morgan Sindall Summerdown SEN School

Morgan Sindall has released drone footage of the recent progress made on the new Summerdown SEN School, Eastbourne.
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Embracing drones for construction to achieve sustainability objectives

David Pounder, future aviation systems engineer, Connected Places Catapult, shares how embracing drones in construction can help meet sustainability objectives while increasing work efficiencies and safety measures.
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The evolution of technology within construction

Mike Smith, director, Large Enterprise and Public Sector, Virgin Media O2, explores how the applications of new technology, such as drones and 5G, are transforming the construction industry.
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First construction drone company achieves carbon neutral status

Sky Revolutions, has achieved carbon neutral status by offsetting its 2021 carbon emissions in line with the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change.
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Air taxis, drones and all-electric aircraft: How will AEC adapt to...

Gary Cutts, challenge director for the Future Flight Challenge at UK Research and Innovation, explores the current trajectory of future flight in the UK and how planning, architecture and construction will need to adapt.
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Hands-free jetpack to improve construction site maintenance

The world’s first hands-free jetpack created by two British entrepreneurs has been revealed – using a VTOL system for safe, precision landings.
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Drone inspections help Keltbray cut emissions by almost 50%

Keltbray is using drone technology in a bid to double inspection efficiency and cut carbon emissions by almost 50%.
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Skanska pilots industry drone flights

Skanska's pilot drones can execute missions in industrial environments, from a central control room, to potentially hundreds of miles away.
BIM Today

BIM Today June 2021

Welcome to the June edition of BIM Today. In this issue, we look at everything from boosting digital skills in the construction workforce to the potential of digital twins in achieving net zero carbon, the future of drone technology in the UK and the role of 4D visualisation in improving health and safety.
Drone technology, Phoenix Programme

A roadmap to commercialising drone technology

Robert Garbett, founder of Drone Major Group and chairman of the Drone Delivery Group, discusses the development of the Phoenix Programme and industry-led efforts to accelerate commercially viable, scalable and environmentally sound drone services for the UK.
Digital twin, BIM

Developments in digital twins

Craig Evenden, head of architecture, engineering, construction & BIM at Esri UK, examines the current state of digital twins and what the future holds.
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Amey begins phase two of its drone trial technology project

Kent County Council’s highways maintenance provider, Amey, is beginning work on phase two of its drone trial technology project.
Drone technology, Liverpool City Region

Liverpool City Region to drive innovation in drone technology

Drone Major Group has launched the first-ever drone technology ‘Test and Development Area’ project, to be created in the Liverpool City Region.
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[VIDEO] Collaboration corner: Digitalisation of assets

In another episode of Rhys Lewis’s ‘collaboration corner’, Nationwide Drones and Rhys Lewis join forces to help clients explore the digitalisation of existing and historical assets.
telecom digital twin

Bentley Systems launches 5G telecoms digital twin solution

Bentley Acceleration Initiatives has launched OpenTower iQ, a digital twin solution for telecom towers that provides 3D visualisation and predictive design from the ground up.
Drones in construction

Drones in construction: Taking remote inspection to the next level

Taking drones beyond visual line of sight will supercharge construction quality, productivity and efficiency, says John McKenna, CEO of sees.ai.
BIM Today March 2021

BIM Today March 2021

Welcome to BIM Today March 2021, in which our expert contributors examine latest issues, innovations and challenges in the world of BIM, AI and digital construction.
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Modern technology and changing approaches to building surveying

Modern technology has significantly improved building surveying, Ross Gissane, director of lenders and investors at Arcadis, explores some of the most notable advances in technology.
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The future built environment: The legal implications of drones

What will our future cities look like and what issues do we need to consider now? Navpreet Atwal, partner at law firm Bootle Hadfield, looks at the legal implications of the increasing use of unmanned aircraft systems.
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Drone surveying a London landmark

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have been used to undertake a survey of the Lloyd’s building’s external façade in the heart of the City of London. Russell Cole, leader of façades UK at Arup, discusses this challenging project and the potential of drones in surveying dense urban areas.
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Consortium wins share of £30m to develop advanced drone system

A consortium, led by specialist drone solution developer, sees.ai, has been awarded a shared of £30m to develop and test a remotely operated drone system for industrial and urban environments.
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BAM secures Government funding to trial 5G innovation

BAM Nuttall has secured investment from Government which will fund 9 new projects to explore how 5G technology can support the construction industry.
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Winners of £2m location data competition revealed

28 companies have been handed a slice of £2m as part of the Geospatial Commission’s transport location data competition.

Consortium wins £30m grant to accelerate drone inspections

Consortium secures grant to accelerate remote inspection and monitoring of industrial sites by drone during the Covid-19 crisis.