No matter how good scanner pens are, it's hard not to think of them as a solution looking for a problem. It's easier to use a flatbed scanner to scan a page from a book and then transform it into editable electronic text using OCR software, than get the text into your computer line by line with a scanner pen...
As a key client of UK construction the government recognised its ability to bring about improved outcomes and greater efficiencies while transforming the construction industry in the process. Here we explore the push-pull at the heart of the 2011 Government Construction Strategy.
With more than three million people engaged in the construction industry, delivering change was always going to be a challenge. But with declining productivity, it was clear that something needed to happen. The 2011 Government Construction Strategy looked to BIM and digital engineering to effect a fundamental shift.
BIM Level 2 and the potential to drive efficiencies
Efficiencies in the design, build and operate areas of construction is what BIM Level 2 – mandated on government contracts from...
Lift shafts put a dampener on our architectural ambitions so what if lifts could travel horizontally and vertically? thyssenkrupp have unveiled a vision of the future Wonka would be proud of.
What is the common data environment or CDE on a construction project used for? Who contributes? Who is responsible? Who owns the information within? Why use a CDE at all? We explore the idea of a central information repository that is at the heart of BIM implementation.
Who is responsible for fire safety at work? How do you determine the equipment you need to keep a building safe? How do fire extinguishers differ and how should they be used? Our guide to fire safety answers these questions and more.
Thousands of construction and energy industry professionals flocked to London's ExCeL arena to soak up the latest sector innovations and best practice this month.