BIM in brief 08.03.22: cyber-physical consultation now open

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

Cyber-physical infrastructure consultation open

The government has launched a consultation into the impact of and opportunities for cyber-physical systems and how they could help UK innovators to reduce cost and risk to rapidly prototype, test, develop and implement ideas. The deadline for responses is 11 May.

Integrating risk, information and asset management

Nick Nisbet, vice-chair of buildingSMART UKI and Chris Lees, technical director at OSCRE, have created a technical report addressing the integration of risk, information and asset management based on existing standards.

Underground mapping breakthrough

University of Birmingham researchers have used a quantum gravity gradiometer to detect a tunnel buried outdoors in real-world conditions 1m below the ground. The sensor works by detecting variations in microgravity using the principles of quantum physics. The breakthrough opens a commercial path to significantly improved underground mapping, according to the university.

Biosite Systems appoints new MD

Biosite Systems, the biometric access control specialist, has promoted Mike Rimmington from chief financial officer to MD. Biosite recently expanded its production capabilities with a second facility in Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, added to the existing facility in Solihull.

Holy VR, Batman!

Riddle me this: how did the crew behind the new Batman movie imagine the interior sets before they were built? VR, of course. Head to 1:49 into this interview with The Batman director Matt Reeves to hear how his team used VR to help bring the latest (and greatest?) iteration of the Dark Knight to the big screen.

Dates for your diary

Digital Construction Awards entry deadline: 25 March

Global Construction Summit: you can catch up with any of the webinars you missed by watching on demand; do so before 31 March, and gain an hour’s CPD per webinar.

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