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In a world full of complex construction projects, advancing technology alone won't guarantee success argues Andrew McNaughton, Infrastructure Sector...
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Jobsite connectivity
Feature | May 2022
Trimble's Jobsite Connectivity Bundle simplifies pre-construction tasks by linking 3D model data with machinery and office management
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Planning ahead
Case Study | May 2022
Esri UK recently ran a competition for local planning authorities to find innovative projects which best demonstrate the digitisation of the planning...
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Taking Loch Lomond To Net-Zero
News | May 2022
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BSI Kitemark anniversary for Asite
News | May 2022
Asite has celebrated the one-year anniversary of achieving the BSI Kitemark for BIM software.
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One click lifecycle assessment
News | May 2022
Bentley Systems has announced the availability of integrated workflows for lifecycle assessment (LCA) and embodied carbon calculation capabilities in the...
A brighter way to plan solar farms
News | May 2022
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Software Review | May 2022
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Technology Focus | May 2022
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Graphisoft CEO Huw Roberts explains how visualisations helps create great architecture

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There have been a number of sightings of ‘Nessie’ recently, ahead of the summer season for Loch Ness and the Cairngorms – although I am not saying they are connected. The videos, as always, are from far away, a bit shaky, and show nothing distinct. The drama was nearly spoiled by a blue whaleposing for trippers in the Firth of Forth.

Scotland is over-endowed with a wealth of natural features that can be used to generate electricity, except, perhaps, solar farms, even though I used to camp on the Outer Hebrides in bright sunlight in September. Its ambitions in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs to attain Net Zero status is both admirable with the Trossachs National Park Authority aiming to reach its Mission net zero target prior to Scotlands national target in 2045, using wind, solar,battery, kinetic, hydro, air, and ground source heat pumps.

Whether we have a couple of Munros in our own backyard, or not, the experiences and expertise they will be passing on will be of great use to the rest of the country. The news also contains another couple of noteworthy environmental announcements, one of which is the availability of One-Click Lifecycle Assessment with Bentley’s solutions for assessing the embodied carbon in every form of construction project, and BlueSky International’s use of mapping for the optimum siting of solar farms.

The rising costs of energy production will drive the search for alternative energy sources. If we can balance that with the derived climate benefits of the latter, so much the better.

David Chadwick

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