A round-up of BIM and digital construction stories that you might have missed in the past seven days.
Help develop the UK’s carbon standard
The cross-industry team developing the UK’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard is calling for practitioners from across the UK built environment industry to supply operational energy and embodied carbon performance data for their buildings, Construction Management reports. The deadline is 16 December.
HP’s site printing robot integrates with Trimble
HP’s SitePrint robot now integrates with the Trimble Ri total station. When the robot was launched two months ago, HP said it could integrate with the Leica TS16 and Leica iCON iCR80 and the Topcon Layout Navigator and GT robotic total stations.
Wilson James invests in data skills
Construction logistics specialist Wilson James has launched a data academy that will help its 200-plus managers enhance their data skills.
Commenting on the move, Tom Giles, head of business intelligence and improvement at Wilson James, said: “Developing these new skills across the business will enable us to democratise data, and instil a culture of data-driven decision making. Our ambition is to harness data as a business intelligence tool, improving efficiency and delivery for customers.”
Tech start-up Multiverse will deliver the training.
Topcon backs Dublin’s technological university
Topcon is donating €1.5m of its latest technology to TU Dublin, Ireland’s first technological university. It is also donating an additional €500,000 over five years to support development of the Design + Construct Centre at TU Dublin’s site in Cabra.
Borneo gets first 3D printed house
Global Construction Review reports that local precast specialist Sarawak Consolidated Industries Berhad has 3D printed a 1,000 sq ft house in Malaysia. Sarawak used a BOD2 construction printer made by COBOD International to print the house on Borneo island.
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