Round table asks: what happened to the BIM bang?
2017 BIM survey results revealed
Clients still not buying into BIM, reveals survey
Q&A: 3D Repo’s Dr Josef Dobos
The democratisation of data
NewsMinecraft used to inspire the next generation of construction managers
To coincide with International Construction Management Day the Chartered Institute of Building has released its “Craft Your Future” lessons on all versions of Minecraft.
As part of the CIOB campaign to attract the next generation of constructors it has developed “vanilla” versions of “Craft Your Future” so that “teachers, construction professionals, and young people everywhere can learn about the value of construction management and the exciting career choice it offers through Minecraft”, the institute said.
With the UK facing a severe skills shortage, the CIOB developed “Craft Your Future” as a construction game for 12-14-year-olds that takes place in Minecraft. Through it young learners explore the methods and skills to become a construction manager, introducing them to a career in construction.
Bridget Bartlett, deputy chief executive at the CIOB, said: “There are 16 hours of lessons freely available for teachers, CIOB members and other professionals to use in the classroom. We want as many people as possible to have access to these lessons and have worked hard to develop a ...READ MORE
PeopleHousing Needs Level 3 to succeed in the BIM revolution
Housing may have to wait until Level 3 arrives to fully take advantage of BIM, says Nigel Walley, founder of proptech start-up Chimni.
The house building community is having numerous difficulties with the adoption of BIM that were exposed in the findings of the BIM4Housing group workshops held around the country.
We broke down the challenges house builders faced in each of the key development phases: concept design, detail design, and construction. Each posed problems, particularly for small and medium size builders.
However, the biggest challenge we flagged up was in the fourth phase – operations and maintenance. House builders told us that there is currently almost no BIM user case at this stage in most housing developments and this therefore ...READ MORE
ManagementDrones: when does monitoring become spying?
The use of drones is increasing, but contractors should be careful when deploying them, particularly when using them to monitor progress on sites, warns David Savage.
Increasingly, construction companies are using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones as they are more commonly known, for a variety of purposes including aerial surveys and monitoring the activities of staff and subcontractors on the worksite, in particular their compliance with health and safety policies.
The commercial benefits of using drones on the construction site are not in dispute, but the problem is, their use has a high potential for infringing the privacy rights ...READ MORE
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