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Solibri Model Checker

Solibri Model Checker – getting it right first time

Solibri speak to Michael Palm, HKP Architects BIM expert about his experiences using Solibri Model Checker and how it's shaping large construction projects
New construction products must be carefully regulated and monitored

New construction products must be carefully regulated and monitored

New construction products left untested can result in serious problems. The British Board of Agrément explains why they should be monitored for safety
Incorporating security features in the design of hinges

Incorporating security features in the design of hinges

A focus on Part Q of the Building Regulation has put security features at the forefront of construction. SFS intec share how their hinges help prevent crime
Concrete provides opportunities to achieve sustainable buildings

Concrete provides opportunities to achieve sustainable buildings

Concrete is increasingly recognised in the delivery of the most sustainable projects. Here, PBC Today outline the role of specifiers in this process
Inclusive housing is on the agenda: what does this mean for planners?

Inclusive housing is on the agenda: what does this mean for...

The Housing White Paper could help meet the inclusive housing needs of older and disabled people, says Michelle Horn, Centre for Accessible Environments
What to consider when carrying out underground projects

What to consider when carrying out underground projects

Structural waterproofing is vital for underground projects. Here's what you should focus on, says Steve Hodgson, Chief Executive, Property Care Association
What you need to know about monitoring construction noise

What you need to know about monitoring construction noise

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Martin Raisborough explains the difference between Section 61 consents and Section 60 notices in relation to construction noise
Fire-stopping products are commonly installed but remain misunderstood

Fire-stopping products are commonly installed but remain misunderstood

Fire-stopping is the most commonly installed elements of passive fire protection systems. ASFP's Niall Rowan explains why correct installation is vital
Professional commercial management skills

Professional commercial management skills are the key to unlock infrastructure success

Richard Graham FRICS explains the importance of upskilling the industry and how professional commercial management skills can increase economic growth
How can contractors capitalise on noise and vibration monitoring?

How can contractors capitalise on noise and vibration monitoring?

Derek Nash, Director of Acoustics Central discusses the benefits of smart noise and vibration monitoring on construction sites
national space standard

What are the implications of the national space standard for the...

James Carson of Idox examines the national space standard for homes and explains how digital technology could ease pressure on the building control sector
Factory-built homes have many benefits for self-builders

Factory-built homes have many benefits for self-builders

Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive, Structural Timber Association explains why factory-built homes are becoming an increasingly attractive way of building
Do we need qualifications in fire detection and alarm systems?

Do we need qualifications in fire detection and alarm systems?

General Manager Martin Duggan considers what industry-wide qualifications in fire detection and alarm systems would look like following an FIA survey
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PBC Today April 2017

This edition of PBC Today includes many articles covering subject areas such as planning, housing, BIM, building control, health and safety and energy efficiency.
The BIM data problem: identifying the best solution

The BIM data problem: identifying the best solution

Paul Oakley, Director BIM at BRE says resolving the BIM data problem means recognising barriers exist and working out how to overcome these issues
Infrastructure challenges are a major barrier to housebuilding

Infrastructure challenges are a major barrier to housebuilding

To build homes faster there must be a focus on overcoming infrastructure challenges, says Natalie Elphicke, Chief Executive, The Housing & Finance Institute
Data collected by cities is a valuable but untapped resource

Data collected by cities is a valuable but untapped resource

Cities are sitting on useful planning data. They must learn how to make use of this, says Stefan Webb, Head of Projects at Future Cities Catapult
There is no silver bullet to fix the broken housing market

There is no silver bullet to fix the broken housing market

The Housing White Paper failed to recognise two key factors that could fix the broken housing market: buyers and the supply-side. Buildoffsite explains
BIM for Refurbishment – what do you need to know?

BIM for Refurbishment – what do you need to know?

Andy Radley, Group BIM Director at Kier Group shares his expertise on using BIM for refurbishment projects, considering the benefits and the challenges
What is the difference between accreditation and certification?

What is the difference between accreditation and certification?

Jon Murthy, UKAS Marketing Manager explains the difference between accreditation and certification, noting how professional standards create confidence
The Party Wall Act Explained: an update of the guidebook

The Party Wall Act Explained: an update of the guidebook

The Pyramus and Thisbe Club's Michael Kemp shares how the third edition of the guidebook, The Party Wall Act Explained, will provide clarity for the sector
Is the Eurocodes design standard still necessary with Brexit on the horizon?

Is the Eurocodes design standard still necessary with Brexit on the...

TRADA’s Dr Keerthi Ranasinghe provides an update on the comprehensive Eurocodes design standard and explains why it is still relevant

Ensuring drainage systems are sustainable must be a focus for planning...

Stuart Pearce, Managing Director, GeoSmart Information explains the importance of planning developments with sustainable drainage systems in mind
Using virtual reality to design buildings and transport hubs

Using virtual reality to design buildings and transport hubs

Simon White, PR and Communications Manager, Transport Systems Catapult explains how virtual reality technology has been adapted to aid infrastructure design
Health and safety in construction is no joking matter

Health and safety in construction is no joking matter

Failing to ensure health and safety in construction can have a detrimental impact on business and individuals, says the APS’ Chief Executive Lesley McLeod
A data-centric approach assures an integrated environment

A data-centric approach assures an integrated environment

BIM is synonymous with construction. Graeme Forbes, Managing Director, Clearbox explains why a data-centric approach is superior to a file-based process

PBC Today April 2017