BIM in brief 27.02.24: Stonebridge Homes adopts Zutec for Part L

An image of the Oakland Park development by Stonebridge Homes
Stonebridge Homes’ Oakland Park development in Masham, North Yorkshire.

A round-up of BIM and digital construction stories that you might have missed in the past fortnight, including Stonebridge Homes adopting Zutec for Part L compliance.

Stonebridge Homes adopts Zutec for Part L

Yorkshire housebuilder Stonebridge Homes has adopted the Zutec platform to meet Part L Photographic Evidence Compliance. Sean Atkinson, architectural manager at Stonebridge Homes, said: “We wanted to standardise our Part L processes as the start of our quality management digitisation journey, to ensure our homes meet regulatory compliance, are built to the highest sustainability standards, and our teams are using the best technology to support this.

"[With Zutec], the new processes will give us more control over what is happening on a site-by-site and project-to-project basis. This will help us better manage site teams, suppliers and subcontractors, and ultimately will ensure the quality and carbon footprint of our homes.”

Perega launches carbon calculator

Structural and civil engineering consultancy Perega has launched its own carbon calculator. The platform enables Perega’s clients to assess the whole carbon footprint of their projects, from inception to completion, and thus also enable them to make greener material choices.

The calculator was developed by the firm’s in-house Net Zero Carbon Group and uses an algorithmic framework, analysing material emissions data to achieve lower-carbon outcomes. The calculator integrates with the Revit model.

Assa Abloy’s BIM for doorsets

Assa Abloy Opening Solutions has launched a video showcasing its BIM software, Openings Studio. It allows users to create and visualise openings for complete door, frame and hardware schedules and specifications.

Gamma AR integrates with Autodesk

Gamma AR software can now be integrated with Autodesk Build Assets via the Autodesk Construction Cloud. The new integration allows site teams to use Gamma AR for tracking progress on site and enables project managers to link data collected in the field with assets within Autodesk Build. Once linked, Gamma AR progress data collected on site can be visualised directly within 3D BIM models managed in Autodesk Build.

Topcon launches new GNSS receiver

Topcon Positioning Systems has launched the latest addition to its HiPer family of global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers. The HiPer CR is a compact and lightweight GNSS receiver designed for centimetre-level, real-time kinematic (RTK) accuracy for professionals engaged in the surveying, construction, engineering, forestry and mining industries.

The HiPer CR provides multi-constellation tracking, including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, and QZSS. It can be used in a variety of configurations, including as a network RTK rover, in base and rover setups, and integrated hybrid use with a robotic total station.

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Digital Construction Awards entry deadline: 22 March

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