BIM in brief 05.07.22: Ferrovial’s smart formwork tested on Thames Tideway Tunnel

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A round-up of BIM and digital construction stories that you might have missed in the past seven days.
Ferrovial’s smart formwork

Ferrovial has developed a smart formwork system that provides pressure and temperature information in real-time using sensors to optimise work cycles and achieve greater safety when concreting. The system was validated on the Thames Tideway Tunnel project (image above).

BE-ST launches carbon calculator

A free-to-download carbon calculator has been launched by Built Environment – Smarter Transformation (formerly the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre). The carbon calculator can be used by anyone wanting to estimate the total carbon footprint saved when introducing new products or processes at their organisation. The tool links to databases for both operational and embodied carbon.

BIM4Water’s new chair

MWH Treatment national rehearsal lead Clare Taylor-Kovacs has succeeded Jamie Mills, global BIM manager at Xylem, as chair of the BIM4Water group.

ISO 19650-4 out for consultation

ISO 19650-4 National Annexe is now out for consultation. The annexe will support implementation and information exchange using COBie datasets. The deadline for feedback is 17 July.

Bouygues Travaux Publics adopts ALICE platform

Civil engineer Bouygues Travaux Publics has adopted AI construction sequencing platform ALICE Technologies. The firm plans to use the platform on key projects from preconstruction through to project delivery.

During preconstruction, Bouygues Travaux Publics staff will use ALICE for ‘optioneering’ to explore the scenarios that make the most efficient use of project resources and to test the impact of changes in key variables on project outcomes. In the delivery phase, the company will then use ALICE Manage to keep its projects on time and on budget.

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