AI technology could help protect water supplies
Offsite report calls for ‘radical overhaul’ of construction
BIM to play key role in Berkeley offisite factory
Why BIM FM uptake is slower in the UK than the US
NewsEIT Digital launches new people flow simulation model
Virtual Building Service is a new digital simulation package from EIT Digital, the open innovation organisation, which aims to optimise people flow and building occupancy.
Developed by the company as part of its Digital Industry Action Line, the programme is designed to help developers, owners and architects strike the right balance between higher occupancy rates and better user experiences.
KONE and IBM are partners in the initiative, with the former acting both as business owner and activity leader.
The simulator is a new feature that enhances KONE’s People Flow consultancy and planning service. Simulation data will be collected in real time by sensors or, in the case of a new facility, from previous studies and knowledge gathering.
Outlining the scope of Virtual Building Service, KONE’s head of people flow optimisation, Juha-Matti Kuusinen, said: “Our simulation capability is now much improved. We can, for example, simulate people flow in the lobby of an office building and understand how that might look along with the waiting times for the elevators ...READ MORE
PeopleA ‘smart’ solution to post-occupancy information management
Toby Sortain, senior BIM manager at ISG, explains how a simple idea is helping unleash the potential of BIM post-occupancy.
It’s strange how simple ideas so often prove the best and most powerful solutions to our problems, yet many of us seem almost hardwired into the world of complexity. If it’s complicated, then it must somehow be better.
Within the world of BIM – for many it is the very complexity of the subject matter that prevents them from seeing the real opportunities that this game-changing approach can deliver for the built environment.
Ever since the government put its weight behind the wider adoption of BIM within our industry, things have been moving in the right direction, but it ...READ MORE
ManagementWhy operational responsibilities need to be ironed out early
Simon Lewis and Vicky McCombe from law firm Womble Bond Dickinson look at what the second edition of the CIC BIM Protocol means for facilities management.
In our recent review of the second edition of the CIC BIM Protocol (Second Helpings) we noted references to an asset information model (AIM) which had been introduced and suggested that the implications of using the Protocol for the facilities management (FM) phase of a project needed to be worked through.
In this article we consider how BIM will operate during the FM phase and the practical issues this raises.
Given that the application ...READ MORE
NewsAI technology could help protect water supplies
Progress on new artificial intelligence (AI) technology could make monitoring at water treatment plants cheaper and easier and help safeguard public health, according to researchers in Canada.
PeopleWhy BIM FM uptake is slower in the UK than the US
Ecodomus co-founder Igor Starkov speaks to Andrew Pring about BIM’s progress in the facilities management sector globally, and why take-up in the UK is comparatively slow. Ask Igor Stark
ProjectsCase study: The Scenario House, London BIM helps transform residential property
Ran Ankory and Maya Carni, directors of Scenario Architecture, transformed their dark, Victorian terrace house into a light-filled, open plan home ideal for modern family life. The architects
TechnologyUS developed Cheetah robot can climb stairs
A robot built to resemble a Cheetah, with the ability to navigate difficult terrain, has been developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Mechanical Engineering.
ManagementContinuing Professional Development: A Guide to Level 2 BIM
Autodesk’s John Adams offers an overview of BIM Level 2 BIM and what needs to be in place to achieve it. In May 2011, the UK Cabinet Office announced a long-term government constru
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.