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Mining pupil potential in Belfast

Pupils from eight schools in Northern Ireland have recreated the new AC by Marriott Hotel in Belfast, as part of an immersive Minecraft initiative coordinated by leading UK construction, refurbishment and fit out contractor, Gilbert-Ash, in partnership with Belfast Harbour and STEM Aware

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New code of practice for buried assets

BSI, the business standards company, has launched a new code of practice to transform the way data on underground utilities - such as water pipes, telephone lines, and fibre optic cables - is captured, recorded, maintained and shared

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BIMobject adds 3D print and VR formats

BIMobject has announced that the 3D-printing format STL and the Virtual Reality-format FBX have been made available for BIMscript & LENA, a solution for creating digital building products

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Case Studies

Mills and boons

David Chadwick, one of the judges of this year's Vectorworks Design Scholarship, takes a closer look at UK winner Peter Markos' dramatic design for a new Sustainable Energy Centre at Saltaire

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Event Preview

Time to take control of your information?

If you could start again with your information management how would you handle it?

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Software Focus

Setting the scene

The new Vectorworks UK office opens its doors in London just as Vectorworks 2018 is released at the Vectorworks Design Summit in Baltimore

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Technology Focus

Getting to the point

3D scanning reaches the parts other technologies cannot reach - and at accuracies they can't match either

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Industry Focus

Building confidence in cybersecurity

Steve Cooper at Aconex outlines the case for greater awareness of cybersecurity in construction

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Information Mismanagement
Wednesday the 1st of November at the Institute of Civil Engineering in London is the date and venue of our second seminar on Information Management. The first, held last May, was entitled COBie or not COBIe, sponsored by Vectorworks, raised some interesting questions about delivering BIM, and whether COBie was a better solution than a federated 3D model courtesy of 3D Repo.

Wednesday’s event looks at the issues relating to information management beyond BIM, how it affects all members of a project delivery team, and how we can ‘Take Control’ of the rapidly escalating amount of information being thrown at us. BIM is just one small part of the issue, as the Internet of Things (IoT) will bring undoubted benefits, but huge opportunities for increased regulation, fraud, misrepresentation, misuse and other issues. The sponsor for the take control seminar is Newforma. There is still an opportunity to attend if you haven’t suffered from Halloween yet – just click on the Construction Computing website and follow the links.

I am an information Junkie, and have volunteered to do the first session, and will be presenting a local case study that looks at a project that has gone belly up in the most disgusting way because the first principals of information management were ignored – a scary story for Walpurgisnacht. Can it happen elsewhere – you can bet your boots it can, and still is.

David Chadwick

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