BIM in brief 17.05.22: $45m invested in robot that prints plans on site floors

The FieldPrinter robot from Dusty Robotics

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

Dusty Robotics raises $45m for FieldPrinter robot

Dusty Robotics, creator of the site robot that prints full-size floorplans on construction site floors, has raised $45m in its latest funding round. The FieldPrinter robots were used on 2.3 million sq m of construction sites in the first quarter of this year. Dusty has also announced the first round of software and hardware updates for the robots.

Net zero standard set for launch

The UK Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard will be launched on 25 May and is looking for beta testers. The standard will set out metrics by which net-zero carbon performance is evaluated, as well as performance targets, or limits, that need to be met.

These are likely to include energy use, upfront embodied carbon, and lifecycle embodied carbon, with other metrics – such as space heating/cooling demand and peak load – also to be considered. It will also cover the approach to carbon accounting, procuring renewable energy, and the treatment of residual emissions, including carbon offsetting.

McBains appoints strategic BIM lead

Property and construction consultancy McBains has appointed Devan Mistry as associate director (strategic BIM lead) to drive forward the company’s expertise in BIM. Mistry is a RIBA-registered architect with more than 13 years’ experience in the industry, both in the UK and internationally. He joins McBains from Marchese Partners, where he was practice BIM lead with a focus on the residential and retirement living sectors.

Glider renews security certification

Asset life-cycle software specialist Glider has renewed its ISO 27001 certification with zero non-conformities. The objective of ISO 27001 is to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and proper availability of the information within an organisation.

Glider MD Nick Hutchinson said: “This certification is incredibly important in establishing our commitment to cyber security. The ISO 27001 goes a long way in showing our partners and customers that they can trust us to keep their data secure.”

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