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How will Brexit affect contractors in the UK?

After more than two years uncertainty still dogs the UK's role in Europe. How does this affect the construction industry? Richard Hepburn of Gorilla Accounting looks at some of the implications

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Futurebuild 2019: Tackling The Industry's Challenge

Futurebuild is the leading built environment event for professionals working across the industry to meet and learn, be inspired and do business.

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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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Technology Feature

Go with the Re-flow

Form filling can be second nature when it becomes part of a successfully completed task, as Re-flow users have discovered in the field

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Software Review

Allplan Engineering 2019

The latest version of Allplan for architects and engineers provides improved working processes for all sectors of the engineering design community

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3D Repo on a Mission

3D Repo has partnered with Mission Room on a new integration that will enable 3D Repo's cloud solution to be used directly within Mission Room's 360° visualisation products

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Hardware Review

Professional Method

Makerbot moves into industrial 3D printing with a faster, and more accurate machine at an affordable price level

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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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Keep your diary open on the 5th, 6th or 7th of March as Excel is hosting the first Futurebuild exhibition – the current incarnation, or Revision level, if you like – of Ecobuild. It’s has been quite fascinating seeing how the show has developed since its inception, and the organisers have been quite astute in focussing on current hot topics over the years – although if probably relies somewhat on the ‘chicken or egg’ scenario to set the main themes.

The earliest shows, for instance, featured BIM quite heavily with a separate BIM village, and there were a couple of years when alternative energy sources were very much in evidence. More notable, recently, have been larger component manufacturers flexing their environmental muscles showing off the latest green construction techniques, offset by smaller specialist companies demonstrating alternative technologies. Blocks of booths are also let out each year to different countries – with, of course, a Chinese contingent that appears to increase in size each year.

A major feature of Ecobuild and now Futurebuild is the wealth of information on offer from seminars, presentations, discussions and other talks in all of the different categories throughout the show – a great opportunity to bring yourself up to date in your own speciality.

We’re taking a stall this year, which means I shall be polishing a seat behind the counter for a couple of days. I would be happy to talk to anyone – client, manufacturer or developer – it will be nice to get some feedback from readers, as well.

David Chadwick

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