Finger veins used in latest biometric ID technology
Robotic vest lifts work on site to new possibilities
Are we missing something? The case for collaborative BIM measurement
Northern Arc among winners in Hyperloop One Global Challenge
NewsSurvey: AI will have positive impact, but won’t replace humans
Fewer than 25% of built environment professionals believe that artificial intelligence (AI) will be able to replace human interactions, but more than three-quarters believe that it will have a positive impact on the infrastructure sector, according to research conducted by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
As many as 60% of those surveyed believe AI will increase productivity.
As part of a survey prior to the James Forrest Lecture by Andy Green, the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) commissioner, representatives of the industry were asked their views on the development of infrastructure. This revealed:
A workshop following the lecture revealed that many in the sector fear that the technology is not widely understood. Many also believe that piloting would be required to demonstrate to everyone involved in the infrastructure sector what benefits AI could bring ...READ MORE
PeopleHow London can become a template for an offsite housing strategy
Jason Ruddle, managing director of Elecosoft, analyses the London Housing Strategy and the London Assembly’s report into housing in the capital.
Things are moving fast in housing. Or, at least, in the policy development arena that focuses on the housing challenge. After a flurry of activity from national policymakers in January this year, with the publication of the Housing White Paper, it seems that the focus has turned to London.
The draft London Housing Strategy, published on 6 September, follows hard on the heels of a report from the London Assembly. It called on the London mayor to actively encourage the use of offsite modular (OSM) construction, to facilitate delivery of new housing stock.
“Designed, sealed, delivered” argues that ...READ MORE
ManagementThe common data environment – who should be the gatekeeper?
Whilst primarily arising from a dispute over contract terms and the value of the works, the decision in Trant Engineering Ltd V Mott MacDonald Ltd  is of particular interest as it is the first published case where BIM features substantively, writes Sarah Rock.
Trant was engaged by the MoD as contractor for a £55m project in respect of the construction of a power station in the Falkland Islands. Mott MacDonald was appointed to provide design services and was also the building information modelling (BIM) coordinator, controlling access to the common data environment (CDE).
When a fee dispute arose, Mott ...READ MORE
NewsNorthern Arc among winners in Hyperloop One Global Challenge
The Northern Arc proposal led by Ryder Architecture and Arup has been selected as one of 10 winners in the Hyperloop One Global Challenge. The competition was staged to explore where the pod-ba
PeopleAre we missing something? The case for collaborative BIM measurement
Jason Ruddle, managing director of Elecosoft, says only through collaboration can gaps in our BIM understanding be addressed. The NBS National BIM report is an invaluable publication which has
ProjectsCase Study: Gasholders London project Going round the bend in King’s Cross
Gavin Dunstan, SES Engineering Services’ BIM operations manager, explores the unique ‘circular’ design and offsite challenges of the Gasholders London project in King’s C
TechnologyFinger veins used in latest biometric ID technology
Biometric identification, used extensively for access to construction sites and equipment, could be stepping up a gear. A London-based technology firm has come up with a new means of identifyin
ManagementYou’re under cyber attack – and you might not even know about it
Matt Rhodes, commercial services manager at IT support specialist Quiss, explains what action you need to take to protect you and your company from the alarming rise in phishing attacks. An in
Education‘Mini MBA’ in digital innovation to launch in November
The University of Salford’s Business School is running a new “mini MBA” in Digital Innovation this November that aims to equip attendees with the necessary skills to survive an