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AEC Mechanical BIM Design Hardware Collaboration

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An ecosystem of innovation

JavaScript's flexible and simple web-enabling application gives Bentley's iModel the muscle it needs to create its industry leading 'digital twin' environments

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Spreadsheets in construction: friend or foe?

Barry Chapman, Managing Director at Chalkstring, explains why spreadsheets can leave construction projects open to risk - and contracting businesses out of pocket

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3D Repo focuses on health and safety

3D Repo has released the latest version of its cloud based digital construction platform complete with an online platform for the tracking of health and safety issues, SafetiBase, and support for Bentley CAD files

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IFS appoints Alan Laing as MD

IFS has hired Alan Laing as the MD of UK and Ireland

First hybrid airborne sensor takes off

Bluesky International Ltd has used the Leica CityMapper, the world's first hybrid airborne sensor combining vertical and oblique imagery together with 3D laser scanning, to capture major cities throughout the UK

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Constructive appointments for Excitech

Excitech has expanded its construction capability with the appointment of two industry experts

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Case Studies

Back on track

EasyBuild helps SPL Powerlines UK transition from its ill-fated joint venture with Carillion into an independent contractor looking at a brighter future, with complete control over its own finances

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The right prescription

StreamBIM enables Helse Bergen Health Authority in Norway to manage an all-inclusive construction project

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ProjectWise Insights

AECOM's Digital Project Delivery Team are specialist Industry Advisors, helping ProjectWise users to get the best value from the software

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Software Review

A Landmark in design

Vectorworks 2019 enhances productivity using BIM processes within its Landmark module for professional landscape designers

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Hardware Review

Epson ' T ' Series

The quick and easy production of 2D drawings is still the bedrock of the building site, writes David Chadwick

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Hammers Awards

The Hammers on winning form!

November’s Construction Computing Awards, 'The Hammers' 2018, at the Portman Hotel in London was a lively, bubbling and enjoyable evening - not least because I (just about) managed to fit into my dinner jacket again

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Company of the Year 2018 - Construction Computing Awards

WINNER: Solibri UK Ltd
RUNNER-UP: Viewpoint

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The New Year has arrived with no change to the underlying narrative, and a precious few months before we ceremoniously, or unceremoniously, leave the EU. Matt, the cartoonist who keeps the Daily Telegraph afloat, has it spot on. Picture the commons dining room with two MPs telling the waiter precisely what they don't want - definitely not the fish! - and no idea or mention of what they would like.

Everybody is resigned or delighted that we will be coming out - and is heartily sick of the subject - but nobody appears to be able to put forward an achievable aim, except to proclaim that we both ‘want our cake and to eat it!'.

The construction industry is not immune to the problem. On one hand, the global reach of UK construction companies has seen many International joint ventures emerge to tackle major infrastructure projects - such as the one on HS2 - which I am sure are not in jeopardy. On the other hand, I am currently researching for the next issue, but the strength of the UK industry has been bolstered by an influx of highly talented professionals from Europe and elsewhere. I hope that this will remain so.

David Chadwick

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