Driverless cars could create 100,000 jobs in Ireland, says Arup
BIM Protocol: The Winfield-Rock take
Arup and Bouygues complete printed houses in Italy and France
Early engagement with stakeholders keeps project connected
NewsBluebeam gathers construction professionals for Revu event
Professionals from leading architecture, engineering and construction firms are meeting in London on 18-19 April for the 2018 Bluebeam Extreme Conference Europe.
The developer of PDF-based project efficiency and collaboration software will host the annual event, which will give Bluebeam users the opportunity to learn about Revu 2018, discover how companies are leveraging Bluebeam services, and hear from thought leaders on industry trends.
The programme features over 30 lectures, training sessions, customer panels and case studies, including four roundtable discussions and four presentations delivered by industry experts sharing real-world experience and ideas.
Conference features include:
PeopleExperts’ view: Subtle changes, shifting priorities
BIM+ spoke to a selection of BIM experts from across the industry to assess how use of the technology has changed in the past 12 months.
Malcolm Stagg, director of BIM and digital engineering, Skanska UK
Progress towards the adoption of BIM is a continuing journey, industrywide. The expectations are increasing year-on-year, so if you don’t keep pace you go backwards.
The ability of organisations to deliver is now being verified, such as through the BSI BIM kitemark. That’s good news – it helps to drive up standards and provides reassurance to customers.
We’re embedding BIM and digital ways of working across our business ...READ MORE
ManagementWhat BIM can add to geotechnical engineering
Incorporating geotechnical data in BIM can have a positive impact throughout a project’s lifetime, says Gary Morin.
There are a number of benefits to applying BIM principles to geotechnical data management and to including geotechnical data in BIM, not least the potential savings that can be realised if ground-related problems are identified early on in a project.
This can avoid costly design changes that can arise if any issues are uncovered during construction.
Site investigations are fundamentally about identifying anomalies in the ground that, if left unidentified, can add considerable cost ...READ MORE
NewsArup and Bouygues complete printed houses in Italy and France
Major steps to bringing printed houses into the mainstream were taken this week with the completion of new homes in Italy and France. Arup and CLS Architects today unveil 3D Housing 05&nbs
PeopleBIM Protocol: The Winfield-Rock take
May Winfield and Sarah Rock, authors of a new report into BIM and legal contracts, analyse the second edition of the BIM Protocol and what it means for construction. The second edition of the
ProjectsEarly engagement with stakeholders keeps project connected
Kirsty Hogg, technical BIM lead at Cundall, and Coral Butler, senior BIM manager at Mace, discuss how an Autodesk-based federated model and a cloud-based reporting system ensured better collabor
TechnologyDriverless cars could create 100,000 jobs in Ireland, says Arup
The Republic of Ireland could be a global hub for driverless car technology, potentially creating up to 100,000 jobs, according to UK consulting engineer Arup. The country could use its existin
ManagementChris Thorn: five takeaways from technology hackathon
Global consultancy Aecom held its first UK Hackathon at the end of January in London. Chris Thorn, Aecom’s principal technology & process consultant, outlines what he learnt from it.
EducationCPD: Aerial data capture
With the growing use of unmanned aerial vehicles in construction, managers can get the most from the technology by keeping up to date with the regulations that govern their use, says Roy Amos.