BIM in brief 18.1.22: robot bricklayer gains accreditation

Construction Automation’s Automatic Brick Laying Robot has secured the ‘NHBC Accepts’ accreditation

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

Robot bricklayer accredited by NHBC

Construction Automation’s Automatic Brick Laying Robot has secured the ‘NHBC Accepts’ accreditation. The robot builds external walls, laying all the bricks, blocks and mortar, while running on a track around the foundations of the building. It can now be used in the construction of new homes covered by all NHBC warranty products subject to appropriate design and installation.

Digital Construction Week is looking for speakers when the event returns to London’s ExCel on 18-19 May. The deadline for applications is 25 February and they must be made through the website.

Launched in July 2021 as part of the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum’s Recovery Plan, the Construction Pipeline Forecast Tool now has details of more than 1,500 infrastructure projects in 20 sectors from 45 Scottish public sector bodies.

The government has appointed the Alan Turing Institute (supported by BSI and the National Physical Laboratory) to pilot the AI Standards Hub, which will work “to improve the governance of AI, complement pro-innovation regulation and unlock the economic potential” of AI-based technologies.

BigChange, the provider of software for managing mobile plant hire operations, has adopted the what3words location technology to provide more accurate addresses for job locations, allowing drivers and field service engineers to pinpoint delivery, servicing and collection locations to within 3m.

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