Is BIM the solution to construction’s quality issues?
UK procurement framework informs Italy’s move to mandate BIM
Eye-tracking glasses now compatible with hard hats
Hire firm Nationwide to use VR for work platform training
NewsDanish housebuilder links contractors and suppliers across 2,000 sites
A leading Northern European homebuilder, HusCompagniet, is to link its suppliers and specialist contractors across 2,000 sites using project management software in a bid to increase efficiency.
HusCompagniet’s suppliers, including masons, carpenters, electricians, plumbers and painters, can now update and get full insight into the construction process and progress in real time thanks to a collaboration with GenieBelt software.
“Building contractors often drive to sites in vain because they depend on another trade to finish before them. The slightest delay in one activity results in a chain reaction of delays that can now be avoided,” says Morten Chrone, Group COO at HusCompagniet.
“Modern construction workers want to work with companies that use digital technologies to make their work more transparent and efficient. And modern buyers want to be an integrated part of their dream project – and they want to use all the information gathered in the building process when they start their new life,” he adds.
“GenieBelt will form the digital backbone of our construction processes and will ...READ MORE
PeopleStructural insulated panels unlock high-volume house targets
Developer-constructor Low Carbon Construction plans to build 10,000 affordable homes a year using its modular SIPs system. Owner Simon Allso explains his ambitions and his thinking to Will Mann.
For a new developer to target building 10,000 affordable new homes a year is ambitious. To do this using modular and eco-friendly methods takes this ambition to even greater heights. But that’s the goal of Simon Allso, owner of Hampshire-based Low Carbon Construction (LCC), a developer-constructor which focuses chiefly on new-build affordable housing.
The company uses a modular building system, based on structural insulated panels (SIPs), which was devised by Allso in 2010.
“I wanted to work with lightweight materials that could be used for volumetric construction,” he ...READ MORE
ManagementChris Thorn: five takeaways from technology hackathon
Global consultancy Aecom held its first UK Hackathon at the end of January in London. Chris Thorn, Aecom’s principal technology & process consultant, outlines what he learnt from it.
CityHack18, our first Hackathon in the UK, brought together 80 creative thinkers, digital enthusiasts and innovators with a passion for London’s future at our London office in Aldgate with the aim of finding new tech talent and developing innovative tech solutions in the construction industry.
Over three days teams competed to develop apps and platforms that will help to solve challenges provided by some of London’s biggest city organisations ...READ MORE
NewsJLL launches ‘immersive’ experience for office clients
JLL’s design and fit-out subsidiary Tetris has developed an immersive technology-based system to help occupiers search for new office space across London. With NXT Office, clients can exp
PeopleIs BIM the solution to construction’s quality issues?
David Philp outlines the role digital technologies can have on improving quality in the built environment. Competitive advantage is increasingly related to maximising customer experience and i
ProjectsCASE STUDY: KAFD metro station, Riyadh Complex design demands bespoke solution
The 45,000 sq m King Abdullah Finance District (KAFD) metro station in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, required ZHA to develop its own bespoke software to model the complex geometry. Stephen Cousins repor
TechnologyEye-tracking glasses now compatible with hard hats
The company behind eye-tracking glasses which allow the H&S behaviour of construction workers to be analysed has launched a new version of the technology which can be worn with a hard hat.
ManagementWhat BIM can add to geotechnical engineering
Incorporating geotechnical data in BIM can have a positive impact throughout a project’s lifetime, says Gary Morin. There are a number of benefits to applying BIM principles to geotechni
EducationCPD: Aerial data capture
With the growing use of unmanned aerial vehicles in construction, managers can get the most from the technology by keeping up to date with the regulations that govern their use, says Roy Amos.