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BIM: What Clients Really Think

BIM: What Clients Really Think

The UK government’s BIM mandate, once a distant prospect on a far horizon, is now fact. From 4 April, all central government departments will require tendering suppliers to operate to the consistent standards that make up Level 2 BIM. With consistency of data and process, the expectation is there will be better project outcomes, less risk and a future filled with more reliable buildings and infrastructure.

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Waste Not, Want Not – Optimise Employee Productivity Through Collaborative Software Tools for Document Control and Workflow

Waste Not, Want Not – Optimise Employee Productivity Through Collaborative Software Tools for Document Control and Workflow

Trying to track down project information in order to keep the project moving on schedule can be a daunting task; it’s also a chase that takes a lot of time. Whether you’re dealing with electronic files, hard copy documents or a combination of both, the hunt for information is a challenge facing many construction professionals.

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Mobile - Managing the Data Challenge

Mobile - Managing the Data Challenge

In the course of just over a generation, the construction industry has moved from being a relatively static, paper- based sector into one creating and disseminating huge volumes of increasingly mobile structured data. It is instructive to look back at where the industry started on this journey, where it is now, and where it might go in the future. Mobile technology will increasingly be at the heart of all industry processes: it is already a catalyst for capturing data and enabling its real-time re-use; it is set to become the platform through which we interact with that data and discern insights that help us design, develop and maintain a better, more sustainable built environment.

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Best Practice Collaboration

Best Practice Collaboration

The architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry was once almost synonymous with inefficiency and conflict, and was generally regarded as a low-tech business sector. Over the past two decades, great strides have been made in revolutionising project delivery processes, and in using technology to enable effective collaboration. Web-based platforms provide a powerful means to centralise information for use throughout project delivery -from the earliest conceptual stages where the project brief needs to be developed, through detailed design and construction, to hand-over of a fully-documented new asset to the owner-operator.

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How Big Data Complements Information Management

How Big Data Complements Information Management

Having been intensely paper-based for decades, during the past 15-20 years the construction industry has developed sophisticated approaches to inter-company transactions, document management, and collaboration. Now, partly as a result of BIM (Building Information Modeling), the industry is also becoming more data-centric. However, even in leading BIM markets like the UK, the great majority of construction information exchanges still rely on processing large volumes of unstructured data.

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BIM and Collaboration

BIM and Collaboration

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is set to revolutionise the delivery of construction projects. It will help the industry and its clients move from inefficient, often-paper-based information processes within fragmented project teams towards the seamless flow of structured data between collaborators incentivised to deliver whole life value.

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Project Management and Project Collaboration

Project Management and Project Collaboration

The Lamborghini and the country road. This parallel can be viewed similarly in our field of work. The construction industry today has the tool capability of the Lamborghini, but many firms lack the appropriate infrastructure to drive performance commensurate with their contemporaries.

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SaaS in Construction

SaaS in Construction

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offers tremendous benefits to companies of all kinds, reducing their software- and hardware-related workload, saving them money, improving their productivity, and — perhaps most importantly — reducing risk. While many architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) organisations were once understandably cautious about outsourcing key applications and data, it has become increasingly common, particularly for project-based team-working where conventional IT infrastructures are not always the most efficient solution.

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Why You'll Learn to Love COBie

Why You'll Learn to Love COBie

Ben Wallbank (BIM Strategy Manager) and John Adams (BIM Product Manager) at Viewpoint Construction Software explain the merits of COBie and how BIM solution Viewpoint For Projects™ can secure your route to Level 2 compliance.

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