A round-up of BIM and digital construction stories that you might have missed in the past seven days.
Cityzenith’s digital twin project for Las Vegas has reached its second stage. Cityzenith CEO Michael Jansen said: “The Digital Twin project is developing at an impressive rate and is ahead of schedule. The base twin is now completed, and in the second quarter of this year, stakeholders from Las Vegas will be invited to join phase two of the project, including real estate owners, government agencies, university researchers, data partners, architects, and casino operators.”
Framework provider South East Consortium has launched a guide about implementing BIM on existing buildings for housing associations. “The SEC ‘BIM in Asset Management’ platform is a worthy and complimentary effort for those seeking clarity on the direction of travel for the sector as well those who are keen to begin their own net zero journey in a BIM-enabled/digital twin world of post-pandemic remote asset management,” said Bola Abisogun OBE, chair of the working group that developed the guide.
PlanRadar has raised $69m (£51m) in its latest funding round, allowing it to double its headcount in the next 12 months. New offices are set to open in the US, Australia, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. The company will also boost R&D investment.
I-Construct and BRE are offering market-readiness support to help 20 SMEs bring new products or services to the construction sector.
MottMac appoints Ben Adams
Mott MacDonald has appointed Ben Adams to the newly created role of head of ecosystems to help shape the future of its partnership programme and deliver increased value across its digital offering. He has joined from Arcadis Gen, where he was ecosystems director, leading the identification and development of partnerships from start-ups to system integrators to blue-chip technology firms.
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