A round-up of BIM and digital construction stories that you might have missed in the past seven days.
Oxfordshire council uses smart tech to reduce traffic
Oxfordshire County Council and Alchera Data Technologies have developed a functioning transport data exchange specifically designed to help public sector data analysts with traffic management.
The exchange can handle data from the likes of local bus companies, traffic sensors, CCTV networks and ANPR cameras. A prototype system that will be capable of offering transport data to technology companies and the public will now follow.
Kier’s DfMA approach for Scottish Prison Service
The Scottish Prison Service has awarded Kier the pre-construction services contract to deliver HMP Glasgow, a new prison, which is set to replace Victorian-era HMP Barlinnie, in 2026.
In its role as project integrator employing a Design for Manufacture and Assembly approach, Kier will explore options for delivering a net-zero-carbon facility that also operates as a smart building, using automated processes and technology to support the operation of the new prison, for example through automated prisoner movement.
Hexagon launches improved 3D utility mapping
IDS GeoRadar, part of Hexagon, has launched Stream DP, an innovation for 3D utility mapping that uses multi-channel ground-penetrating radar (GPR). Stream DP features patented technology that equalises shallow and deep reflections with multi-gain boost, which results in an extended dynamic range and thus, Hexagon claims, overcomes limitations of traditional GPR solutions.
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