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NewsWorld’s tallest modular development gets planning approval in Croydon
Tide Construction has won planning permission to build the tallest modular development in the world in Croydon, south London.
The two towers at 101 George Street will be the world’s tallest structures to be built using modular construction methods.
The 38-storey and 44-storey towers, which will reach a high point of 135 metres, have been designed specifically for rent.
The 550-home development also includes winter gardens, an art gallery, an incubator hub for local businesses, an onsite cafe, gyms, club rooms and garden terraces.
Tide said the scheme will start on site before Christmas and be delivered in 24 months.
The development has been designed by architect HTA.
The developer-contractor’s delivery partner is Vision Modular, whose managing director Kieran White said in October that the scheme would require almost 1,500 modules.
Each module is built in Vision’s purpose-built manufacturing facility in Bedford, where the majority of the fit-out is installed, including electrics and plumbing, before transportation to the site.
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PeopleLet’s have a level playing field on data formats
Tony Marshallsay, consultant and chartered mechanical engineer, says proprietary data storage formats are threatening to derail BIM’s progress.
BIM is the acronym for Building Information Modelling – the integration of non-graphical information into the 3D design of a building: right-click (or maybe just hover the mouse pointer over) any BIM object in the model and you can find out everything about it.
However, since the term was originally coined to describe what is covered by that narrow definition, its scope has rapidly expanded to encompass not only the design of the building, together with the planning and costing of its execution and all the related documentation, including building and occupation permits, but also the associated design of the surrounding landscape ...READ MORE
ManagementDoes NEC4 have the X Factor to propel BIM use?
David McNeice from Quigg Golden looks at the brave new world of the NEC4 and its X10 option – the information modelling clause.
In October this year I had the privilege of chairing the Digital Procurement Workshop for the Institution of Civil Engineers at One Great George Street. It was a fantastic event, and provided a great insight into how digital technology and procurement should be utilised.
One of the main criticisms raised at the workshop was the lack of a strong industry or public-sector voice championing the use of digital technology on a wholesale basis.
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NewsBouygues teams up to develop digital project management platform
Bouygues Construction is accelerating the digital transformation of its project activities and is developing a cloud-based system designed to help to enable it to centrally manage construction p
PeopleThe best construction video games to play this christmas
Christmas is around the corner and what better way to celebrate the holidays than some construction site video games. It’s the best gift that you can give both to yourself and the younger
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
TechnologyEye-tracking pinpoints human errors on site
Researchers in the US have used eye-tracking technology to measure the situational awareness of construction workers to understand the causes of human error on the job. The University of Nebras
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 env
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