BIM in brief 15.03.22: scanning roads for York’s Roman past

The historic Roman column with York Minster (image: 59222069 © Chris Dorney |

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

Road radar searches for York’s Roman past

This summer a vehicle equipped with ground-penetrating radar will survey 20km of streets around York to map Eboracum, the Roman city buried beneath. A different radar system will scan the green spaces in the city centre, particularly around the Yorkshire Museum and York Minster.

UK BIM Alliance seeks fundraiser

The UK BIM Alliance is seeking a fundraiser to secure £1m-plus of funding a year.

Helping start-ups to bring innovation to construction

A new report details the best practice in running accelerator programmes to help innovators and entrepreneurs to bring innovation to market, specifically focusing on areas related to Platform Design for Manufacture and Assembly.

Bentley Systems adds carbon calculator

Bentley Systems has integrated embodied carbon calculation capabilities into the Bentley iTwin platform. Bentley collaborated with One Click LCA, a construction sector lifecycle assessment and environmental product declaration software.

CAB joins UK BIM Alliance

The Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB) has become an affiliate of the UK BIM Alliance. CAB has more than 140 members, including consultants, fabricators, installers, systems companies and many specialist product suppliers and manufacturers.

Dates for your diary

Digital Construction Awards entry deadline: 25 March

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