New eBook helps to put BIM adoption back on track

Whether you’re a BIM evangelist or more cynical about the benefits digital construction can bring, a new eBook seeks to promote practical understanding of what remains a complex area where communication between individuals and different countries could prove key to success.  

Women and engineering – why do girls really drop STEM?

As BIM adoption becomes ever more prevalent and clients require increasingly sophisticated levels to be met, the AEC industry is in an extremely exciting and fast-moving period of change. At a time of such progress why does the engineering workforce across Europe still lack true diversity? More specifically, why aren’t there more women engineers?

Sweden gains global acclaim for its adoption of BIM

Sweden remains unashamedly progressive. As well as being recognised internationally for its forward-thinking approach to social welfare, health and education, it has also achieved global acclaim for its adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM). As in the Netherlands and Denmark, Sweden already boasts a mandatory requirement for BIM on all publically-funded projects.

Mixed-reality has industry in a spin!

Imagine a world where, courtesy of a mixed-reality headset and state-of-the-art-software, you could be transported into the heart of a 3D building model and be able to experience it just as you would if you were standing within the physical environment post-completion.

BIM adoption – make a smart move

Among the most frequent complaints voiced by MEP companies is that, typically, they’re brought on-board projects far too late. 

Attracting apprentices via tech-appeal

Are industry breakthroughs key to ending the skills shortage? 

 As the world catches its collective breath in the wake of the news that Brooklyn Beckham has passed his GCSEs, the UK construction industry continues to experience a dramatic skills shortage and fears abound that housing demand cannot meet supply.

30 things you probably didn’t know about the world of an MEP contractor (Part 3)

Join us for a light-hearted look at the world of an MEP contractor, with the third in our new infographic series – 30 things you probably didn’t know about the world of an MEP contractor.  In Part 3 of our series, we turn our attention to the Plumbing Sector.

Disney uses BIM to create the infamous Enchanted Storybook Castle

Shanghai’s Disney resort, which is due to open in spring next year, is the home of the largest of Disney’s castles. It has been over three years since Disney revealed that the Enchanted Storybook Castle would be the focal point of Shanghai Disneyland. Last month saw the topping of the attraction with a golden finial, which now marks the tallest point of the castle.

Numbers Behind Luckins Part 3: Luckins Data: Used around the globe

Take a look at the numbers behind Luckins in our new infographic series ‘The Numbers Behind Luckins’.  In Part 3 we find out more on how the Luckins database is used around the world.

Spotlight on Fire & Security

One of the key challenges to profitability of any fire and security installation business is to produce priced tenders that are accurate, clearly detailed, competitive and returned within deadlines.

Using Robotic Total Stations to drive down the cost of construction

Since the days of the Latham report in 1994 there has been a desire to cut the cost of construction, mainly by finding more efficient ways of doing things. Of course, there will always be people who stick rigidly to the principle that ‘the old ways are the best’, but there are many more who are more open-minded – not least in terms of making use of new technologies.

Numbers Behind Luckins Part 2: About Luckins Database

Take a look at the numbers behind Luckins in our new infographic series ‘The Numbers Behind Luckins’.  In Part 2 we find out more about the Luckins database.

The basics of MEP 3D Scanning: Point clouds and BIM models

Increasingly MEP Contractors involved in renovation and/or refit projects are looking for solutions that will enable them to quickly and effectively digitally represnt the as-built environment as a 3D BIM model with associated BIM data.

30 things you probably didn’t know about the world of an MEP contractor (Part 2)

Join us for a light-hearted look at the world of an MEP contractor, with the second in our new infographic series – 30 things you probably didn’t know about the world of an MEP contractor.  In Part 2 of our series, we turn our attention to the Electrical Sector.

Field to BIM MEP: What and why?

Field to BIM is the transfer of as-built building information from point of source in the field directly into a Building Information Model (BIM). It encompasses all activities from the creation of a 3D Point Cloud to the development of a model using point cloud processing and analysis, through to the capture of data pertaining to specific elements in the model.