Case study: Rostov-on-Don Airport
BIM takes off on Russian scheme
Clawed drone that picks up objects as heavy as 10kg unveiled
It’s time for a joined up approach on certification
Construction companies not embracing technology, says KPMG
NewsUK construction adopts drones faster than any other sector
According to a survey carried out by dronesdirect.co.uk, one of the UK’s leading drone retailers, 12% of construction firms are now using drone technology.
The report, which is based on a survey of 3,000 drone users and data from thousands of sales of drones, states that trade (construction/plumbing) businesses have adopted drones faster than any other industry.
According to the report, half a million people are using drones for commercial purposes – and construction firms are among those leading the way. Across all industries the most popular usages for drones are photography, surveys and security.
The UK is a popular base for developing and testing commercial applications of UAVs. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has also recently relaxed several of the current regulations surrounding UK drone usage for commercial trials, in response to requests from Amazon to trial its Prime Air delivery service, including the operation of vehicles without direct line of sight and the use of anti-collision technology.
Tim Morley, category manager at DronesDirect.co ...READ MORE
PeopleGoBIM website sets manufacturers’ product data free
goBIM, a website aimed at improving how manufacturers share their data, was unveiled earlier this week. Nick Tune, CEO of coBuilder UK, explains what the site aims to achieve.
GoBIM just launched, what does it do?
goBIM is the world’s first tool to allow construction product manufacturers to make product data sheets based on European and national standards as well as openBIM standards, and for them to then share their data in multiple languages and BIM formats, such as IFC, COBie and Revit.
What are the main aims of the site?
The main aim of the site is to set manufacturers’ data free so they can meet their customers’ needs and therefore increase sales. By using goBIM manufacturers can ...
ManagementGame on for a career in construction
The industry increasingly needs digital skills, while gaming experts are looking for different outlets for their talents. Why don’t we marry these needs up, asks David Glennon.
The construction industry is facing a severe skills shortage. With an ambitious pipeline of UK infrastructure projects, growing capacity remains a significant challenge across the sector. But given the rise of digital innovation and the importance of emerging technologies, attracting and nurturing vital skills from outside the industry could be key.
Enticing the best talent from the games industry provides an exciting opportunity to reimagine the construction sector as highly innovative, technology ...READ MORE
NewsConstruction companies not embracing technology, says KPMG
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At the forefront of every aspect of business planning in ...