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Architectural practices share their BIM journeys - how people, tools and technology are coming together to get results for clients.

21 November 2017 | by

Laser scans are a quick and easy way to collect extremely accurate data about on-site conditions. We explore some of the advantages of the "Scan to BIM" process, what laser scanning entails, and how point clouds can be used to deliver 3D parametric models.

08 November 2017 | by

Plain Language Questions posed by a client/employer help guide how the supply chain rises to the challenges of delivery on a construction project. We explore how PLQs fit into a project workflow.

07 November 2017 | by

The NBS National BIM Report for Manufacturers 2017 provides a snapshot of the changes the industry has been going through since the BIM mandate was implemented in April 2016 and shows what manufacturers are making of the opportunities on offer. Here we distil some of the key findings from this year's survey.

07 December 2017 | by

The RIBA has published a report detailing the impact of Brexit on architecture exports and how the profession can continue to grow globally as Britain leaves the EU.

05 February 2016 | by
Last amended on 07 November 2017

We explore the benefits of open data and the opportunities it affords.

11 September 2017 | by

An academic conference on smart cities in book form... ideal for those looking for a deeper delve into the complex web of issues that surround the concept. Expect essays on governance, planning and societal impacts as well as technologies and applications.

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As a key client of UK construction the government recognised its ability to bring about improved outcomes and greater efficiencies while transforming the construction industry in the process. We explore the push-pull at the heart of the 2011 Government Construction Strategy.

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The latest ranking of UK smart cities commissioned by Huawei UK charts an increasing pack of contenders and challengers with an interesting change at the top of the table.

23 October 2017 | by

The pedestrian crossing reimagined as an interactive road surface and a network of sensors. We explore the Smart Crossing and explore its potential to save lives by constantly learning about our actions.

18 October 2017 | by

It's a year since Mark Farmer's review of the UK's construction model. We recap some of the key recommendations and assess progress so far.

18 October 2017 | by
Last amended on 20 October 2017

Delegates have flocked to London's ExCeL for this year's Digital Construction Week. Here's our pick of highlights and your social shares from the first day of the show.

17 October 2017 | by

The UK BIM Alliance Project Team has produced a guidance document and associated matrix tool that BIM project teams can download and use to help them define their client data requirements.

13 October 2017 | by

We look at the health and safety dangers that might be apparent on a typical site and suggest how they should be considered as part of a proportionate and robust approach to safety.

12 October 2017 | by

We explore the Health and Safety File that serves as a legal record of health and safety information that will be of use to both clients and end users.

11 October 2017 | by
Last amended on 09 November 2017

It's once again time for construction industry professionals to convene on Las Vegas for the 2017 edition of Autodesk University. Here's the things you shouldn't miss.

10 October 2017 | by

A sumptuous exploration of architecture delivered in concrete handpicked from the archives of Concrete Quarterly.

09 October 2017 | by
Last amended on 17 October 2017

Are you ready for this year's Digital Construction Week? If you're heading to London's ExCeL on 18 and 19 October we present 10 things from this year's programme that you simply can't afford to miss.

03 October 2017 | by

Companies that process and transfer data need to take action as the new General Data Protection Regulation comes into force next year. We take a look at the scope of the new rules and suggest what you need to do to get ready.

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