Are you ready to take on a Challenge for a Cause in 2018?

Are you an adventurous type who is looking for the next exciting challenge which will help to reshape the future of those in need? The Electrical Industries Charity is looking for brave individuals to join their second Challenge for a Cause campaign to raise funds for the Dickinson family.

10 innovations that have revolutionised construction

We’ve come a long way as a species since the days when we inhabited the caves built for us by nature. Now we’re the builders, and in the last 40 years alone, we’ve come up with technological innovations that have revolutionised construction in the most spectacular ways.

Quality of Workmanship: Does it still matter?

For Danny Santoro, of PFA plumbing, taking pride in high quality workmanship is vitally key both to business success and personal career satisfaction. In this guest blog he explains how quality materials, as well as craftsmanship, are essential if you're going to deliver the highest quality service to clients.

Rapid ROI after BIM implementation

BIM. Everyone’s heard of it and (according to a McGraw Hill 2012 SmartMarket report*), the majority of North American MEP contractors have leveraged it. However, while some firms might be fully-fledged converts, others remain unconvinced as to whether BIM adoption will ever deliver a measurable return on investment (ROI).

Boosting Business with buy-In BIM

It’s coming - ready or not. The world over, AEC stakeholders are hearing more and more about BIM. However, it’s an incontrovertible fact that – particularly among SMEs and subcontractors – there’s still some cynicism as to how implementing BIM is going to make sense in terms of both financial and time outlay.

Make a killing with forensic ROI

Portable, accurate, fast and significantly cheaper than other technologies, robotic total stations are playing an increasingly vital role in crime scene mapping the world over. However, they are more often used in the AEC industry where surveyors, contractors and sub-contractors are progressively reaping the rewards of greater efficiency and accuracy they provide. Happily, thanks to Trimble’s Field Link for MEP, it needn’t be murder for even the smallest businesses to benefit from using robotic total stations for layout.

Interserve: Why we'll never go back on BIM

When Interserve won the contract to build the £90m Manchester Proton Beam Therapy Unit at Christie Hospital in Manchester, they knew that such a ground-breaking facility warranted the use of innovative technology and showcase our commitment to BIM at every stage of the development.