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NewsTop 10 talking points of 2017
From bionic vests to bitcoin, there was plenty of new developments, applications and controversies to catch the attention of our readers in 2017. Here’s what you were reading about most.
With the value of Bitcoin going through the roof and stealing the front pages it was inevitable that the Blockchain – the technology on which it is based – would be considered a wonder innovation for all kinds of application. Articles on its impact were the most read stories on Bim+ in 2017.
What is the Blockchain and what are the practical applications of smart contracts, asked John McDermott as part of his research for his MSc in BIM and Integrated Design at University of Salford.
Geniebelt’s Anastasios Koutsogiannis and Nikolaj Berntsen picked up on the theme in November.
The Blockchain technology dates to 2008, as a result of endeavours to establish a digital currency. The cryptocurrency called Bitcoin is probably the most representative example.
The Blockchain is a ...READ MORE
PeopleIreland ready to take up BIM skills challenge
John Hunt, a senior market adviser, construction sector, at Enterprise Ireland, discusses new research which shows how Irish professionals are growing in digital confidence.
While the government’s drive to improve offsite, digital and construction skills has been well-received in the industry, construction labour shortages ahead of Brexit remain a major concern.
Given the UK will require 400,000 new construction workers every year until 2021, according to Arcadis, to deliver the housing targets and planned projects in the National Infrastructure Delivery Plan (NIDP), there is an urgent need to take a fresh look at the skills challenge and how we can collectively future-proof the UK construction industry.
One way of achieving this is through the adoption of more diverse ...READ MORE
ManagementThe leadership challenge in a digital age
In an ever-changing climate driven by technological innovation, George Dobbins from executive search firm Berwick Partners, examines the leadership challenges facing the built environment sector, the mix of skills in demand and where this expertise can be found.
Driven by digital transformation and continued innovation, the face of the UK’s construction and built environment sectors is ever-changing. Organisations are drawing on a wider and more comprehensive set of factors to make better decisions and achieve their strategic goals.
BIM in particular has transformed the way in which construction projects are designed and delivered, but technologies such as this are ...READ MORE
NewsBIM in 2018: have your say
NBS has launched its eighth annual National BIM Survey and this year is looking to see how far BIM has now become “business as usual” for the design community. The 2017 report from
PeopleCarrying the torch for Digital Built Britain
As director of the new Centre for Digital Built Britain, based at the University of Cambridge, Professor Andy Neely, pro-vice-chancellor for enterprise and business relations, sets out the next
ProjectsUrban Sciences Building, Newcastle Delivering an accurate record of assets
A detailed BIM asset model for the £60m Urban Sciences Building at Newcastle University is expected to underpin the development of a “digital twin”, a 3D model displaying live
TechnologyGroundworks enters the digital age
3D modelling, sensors, drones and automatic plant are becoming more common in the groundworks sector as consultants and contractors embrace new technology. Stephen Cousins reports. Ground engi
ManagementGet planning for a year of shows and innovations
Wipe the Baileys from your moustache and throw out the turkey leftovers, 2018 is here and there’s a wealth of innovative digital tech, BIM reveals, conferences and expos to plan for. Steph
EducationDownload your free copy of the popular BIM guide
Our popular Little Book of BIM is a quick reference guide to the standards and some of the key definitions that are commonly used in describing BIM and its related processes. Use it to improve y