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NewsVR is critical tool for Stockholm redevelopment
The €1.2bn project to reconstruct one of the most historically important parts of Stockholm city centre to a masterplan by Foster + Partners is thought to be the first in the world to record all its design information digitally, using no paper documents.
VR was utilised throughout the Slussen lock project to communicate project information to different stakeholders in a more intuitive and easily accessible way.
Johan Stribeck, area business manager at project manager Tikab, told BIM+: “We have streamlined the process to export any kind of project model, whether Revit, Tekla or others, into Unity in about half a day.
“VR is a core tool in the design phase, it doesn’t replace anything else, we still use Navisworks for clash control, Revit for collaboration, but this addition gives a lot of value and doesn’t cost very much.”
The chief of Greater Stockholm’s Fire Department donned a pair of VR goggles to navigate the 1:1 scale model and examine access routes for emergency services, and get ...READ MORE
PeopleWe need to digitise construction, not just design
We are designing digitally, but still constructing manually, says Stuart Maggs, CEO of Scaled Robotics.
Most people in the construction industry have a story to tell, often humorous: a column in the wrong place, a door that opens into a wall or a stairway to nowhere. But what this all alludes to is that the construction industry today is not working well.
Compared to other manufacturing industries it is wasteful and inefficient, still using the same technology as 100 years ago. So it’s no surprise that with such little technological advancement, 63% of the UK’s construction industry is operating on a 5% profit margin, 17% is losing money and only 20% operates above the 5% threshold.
However, it ...READ MORE
ManagementJCT standard contract now references BIM Protocol
The Joint Contracts Tribunal (the JCT) has now updated its standard building contract. Wright Hassall legal director Stuart Thwaites picks out key changes.
There are no major changes. The CDM coordinator has been changed to the “Principal Designer” to reflect the CDM regulations from 2015.
The reference to the Site Waste Management Plans Regulations has been deleted from Article 6 as those regulations were revoked in 2013.
Article 8 now has the updated version of the Construction Industry Model Arbitration Rules.
There is now reference to a performance bond and parent company guarantee to be provided by ...READ MORE
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ProjectsCase study: Slussen lock, Stockholm BIM unlocks Swedish reconstruction
Slussen lock, located between the islands of Södermalm and Gamla ...
TechnologyAI bots set to clean up nuclear waste at Sellafield
Forth Engineering, a robotics company working at Europe’s largest nuclear ...
ManagementDrones: when does monitoring become spying?
The use of drones is increasing, but contractors should be ...