Bryden Wood wins prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise
Bird powers up BIM capability with Autodesk’s Dynamo
The Italian path to Level 3 and the service provision-centred paradigm
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NewsBryden Wood takes next step towards platform-based design
Integrated design and operations consultant Bryden Wood is working with the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry to hone a “platform-based” approach to design and construction of buildings.
Jaimie Johnston, Bryden Wood’s director and head of global systems, said the partnership is aiming to understand what manufacturing for construction really looks like.
Though there is a greater move towards offsite, what is being manufactured tends to mirror traditional processes, rather than optimising design to reduce the number of components and make them standard across different buildings, which would ultimately bring down costs, he said.
Bryden Wood is part of a £150,000 research project headed by Cast’s Mark Farmer tasked with developing a blueprint of standardised products that can be used to build homes more quickly for the Greater London Authority.
London mayor Sadiq Khan is hoping the work will lead to the establishment of a framework of suppliers capable of building precision manufactured homes in the future and help speed up production to tackle London’s housing shortage ...READ MORE
PeopleBIM compliance needs more than a common data environment
Effective digital working requires familiarity in working with data (and metadata), trust in that data, and trust within project teams, says Daniel Taylor-North, director of software developer Opentree.
Since 2011 many businesses in the UK construction industry have been working towards higher levels of competence with respect to BIM.
The April 2016 BIM mandate concentrated people’s minds on achieving compliance with the requirements of BIM Level 2, and many businesses are still engaged in this process today, with the UK BIM Alliance aiming to make BIM business as usual across the majority of the industry by 2020.
Some people’s initial perceptions of BIM focus on choosing and using BIM software tools rather than thinking of BIM as a ...READ MORE
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 geotechnical data management and to including geotechnical data in BIM, not least the potential savings that can be realised if ground-related problems are identified early on in a project.
This can avoid costly design changes that can arise if any issues are uncovered during construction.
Site investigations are fundamentally about identifying anomalies in the ground that, if left unidentified, can add considerable cost ...READ MORE
NewsBryden Wood wins prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise
Bryden Wood, the architecture and operations consultancy, has become one of the first architects to win a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, for innovation that changes the fundamentals of desi
PeopleThe Italian path to Level 3 and the service provision-centred paradigm
Angelo Ciribini, Silvia Mastrolembo Ventura, Lavinia Tagliabue describe where BIM goes in the post-oocupancy phase of a building’s lifecycle. The so-called levels of BIM maturity have pro
ProjectsEarly engagement with stakeholders keeps project connected
Kirsty Hogg, technical BIM lead at Cundall, and Coral Butler, senior BIM manager at Mace, discuss how an Autodesk-based federated model and a cloud-based reporting system ensured better collabor
TechnologyBird powers up BIM capability with Autodesk’s Dynamo
Global engineering consultancy Robert Bird Group is using Autodesk’s Dynamo Studio to audit its BIM models. Dynamo is an open source graphical programming environment for design. It exten
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.
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.