AI workplace safety trials get £300,000 government boost
New BRE research paper explores Blockchain
Guidance published for sharing H&S information in BIM
Japan plans to take timber high-rise construction to new heights
News3D Repo launches change detection software
BIM technology innovator 3D Repo has announced the release of the first web-based, real-time change detection software for 3D construction models.
The cloud-based solution provides a fast and reliable way to detect all changes in underlying 3D models, in real time, via an encrypted web browser.
The patent pending innovation is a first for the industry as it operates on any 3D models, regardless of their file type, software used to produce them, or file size.
Called 3D Diff, the solution also allows users to share visualisations with project partners and stakeholders irrespective of location or time zone.
“The uniqueness of our change detection algorithm means that users can mix and match models from different modelling tools and pipelines and still be able to spot exactly what has changed over time between any two revisions,” said Dr Jozef Dobos, CEO of 3D Repo.
“This becomes invaluable, not only during the design coordination stages, but also throughout construction when contractors introduce as-built models. It is also important for litigation when the ...READ MORE
PeopleTaking the next step on the road to Level 3
Mark Bew, strategic adviser to the Centre for Digital Built Britain, sets out the next step for the programme.
The vision of Digital Built Britain (DBB) is to bring digital techniques and capabilities to the lifecycle of the built environment. It will enable us to build assets more efficiently and understand how they are used and consumed by the public. This data will inform the design of better-functioning assets for the future.
DBB is a really important programme for the UK. Construction represents about 10% of GDP and fast-paced demographic and social changes are putting new loads on our ageing infrastructure.
In addition, we have a diminishing resource to fund new infrastructure and 80% of the assets that we consume ...READ MORE
ManagementThe legal frontier: Blockchain and smart contracts
May Winfield, BIM and digitisation specialist, and senior construction solicitor at Carillion, looks at the legal implications and issues associated with Blockchains.
Some of you will have seen the ads for cryptocurrency banks and investments on the internet, and even on the London Tube – they are becoming very much part of the national conversation in 2018. This article is not about cryptocurrencies per se, but rather about two things often closely associated with them – Blockchains and smart contracts.
I’ll start with some basic definitions to give context for those new to this area.
Wikipedia defines a Blockchain as “a ...READ MORE
NewsAI workplace safety trials get £300,000 government boost
Government agency Innovate UK has channelled £300,000 of funding into trials of an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled system designed to automate PPE checks in the workplace. The grant
PeopleFlying the flag for standards
Dan Rossiter explains why he’s wedded to using standards and the changes he’s made using them. It’s no secret that I love standards. Since joining the construction industry,
ProjectsCase study: Regional Distribution Centre Retailer sold on BIM’s benefits
The giant 51,000 sq m warehouse and head office in Avonmouth features 119 loading docks, ambient and frozen storage spaces, administrative offices and meeting spaces, all on a 15 ha site. It is
TechnologyAutomated underground monitoring solution launched
Underground construction is set to become faster and improved by the latest software solution from geospatial specialist 3D Laser Mapping. Processmonitor Live uses a type of laser known as a Li
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.