Sunday20 April 2014


Milton Keynes gallery

Sketch of the week: Milton Keynes gallery

17 Apr 14

Smith and Wallwork provides this week’s doodle – a concept sketch for Milton Keynes gallery

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NBS survey: The BIM that will bring us together

17 Apr 14 | By Joey Gardiner

NBS’ annual BIM survey suggests that uptake of the collaborative technology has risen sharply over the past year. But is it really becoming the industry norm?

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BIM: The inside story two years on

BIM: The inside story three years on

16 Apr 14 | By Thomas Lane

Manchester council’s FM team were initially reluctant to use BIM in the operation of the city’s newly refurbished Central Library. But then they were shown how much time it could save, even on changing a lamp… Thomas Lane catches up with the team in part three of a series that follows a BIM project from start to finish

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Workers of the World unite

Workers of the World unite

17 Apr 14

Bosses of employee-owned companies claim greater engagement and increased profitability. So why isn’t everyone doing it?


Fair payment charter: Cheque’s in the post

8 Apr 14

Few issues are more contentious in construction than payment practices. So will a new fair payment charter that asks contractors to commit to shorter payment times actually work - or merely add to the pile of previous failed attempts to reform the industry?

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Tony Williams

No pot of gold for construction in the Rainbow Nation

17 Apr 14

A sluggish economy along with corruption, mismanagement and price fixing means South Africa’s construction industry is struggling

Peter Hansford

Construction 2025: Leading from within

17 Apr 14

Positive steps are being taken towards the government’s Construction 2025 goals but there is still a huge amount to do if we are to cut carbon, find better processes of working and inspire new talent. Progress on BIM and payments is just the start

Vern Pitt

Health and safety regulatory changes: A dangerous cocktail

17 Apr 14

Recent deaths highlight importance of keeping the industry’s safety standards strong

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Peter Rees interview March 2014

Interview: Peter Rees

20 Mar 14

Peter Rees’ 29 years as head of planning in the Square Mile have been nothing if not controversial. In his first interview since announcing his departure, he talks about transforming the City, his legacy and why his critics are wrong about him

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Sarah Richardson

It's time for the construction industry to adapt to BIM

17 Apr 14

The Dark Ages of BIM may be over, but many firms are still behind the times when it comes to implementing the technology

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