VR on Crossrail

Laing O’Rourke backed consortium wins £1m VR grant

16 Aug 17 | By Will Mann

Virtual and augmented reality technology aims to reduce costs and waste, and boost productivty


Infrastructure jobs 'vulnerable to cyber attacks'

16 May 17 | By Hamish Champ

Cyber security lawyer outlines how the sector can protect itself


Government ‘not enforcing BIM level 2 mandate’

12 May 17 | By Iain Withers, Tim Clark

NBS survey shows most respondents believe central government failing to follow through on 2016 pledge

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BIM Level 3 push to start in new year

29 Nov 16 | By Iain Withers

Building Live: BIM tsar Mark Bew says he is ready to engage with industry on next phase of digital construction


BIM laser scan of Parliament ordered

9 Jun 16

BIM work will help inform £6bn renewal of Palace of Westminster

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£15m confirmed for BIM on deadline day

4 Apr 16 | By Iain Withers

BIM experts hail government’s adoption of BIM level two




BIM: The inside story one year on

20 July 2012

Building caught up with the team on the Manchester library refurb project to see if BIM was everything they hoped it would be


Online poll: BIM mandate

11 May 17

Should the government be doing more to spread the BIM level 2 mandate to local authorities and private clients? Vote here



BIM: ‘They just don’t get it’

12 May 17 | By Tim Clark

The latest survey from NBS shows take-up is growing but raises concerns that private clients don’t understand BIM and that the government is failing to enforce its own mandate


BIM: It’s good to talk

16 Mar 17 | By Ike Ijeh

The lack of a consistent approach to BIM software product data means that exchanges can be inaccurate and cause problems


BIM survey: Multi-dimensional issues

11 Nov 16 | By Joey Gardiner

Building’s annual BIM survey shows a lack of qualified staff, perceived higher costs and handicaps for SMEs, makes a fully digital built environment a far cry

BIM Initiative 2016 - BIMSpace

Taking off into BiMSpace

10 Nov 16 | By Andy Pearson

Balfour Beatty has been co-ordinating the National Automotive Innovation Centre project from its digital modelling powerhouse hut, developed by Cullinan Studio. We took a look into BiMspace, winner of BIM Initiative of the Year


BIM: Cost vs benefits

24 May 16 | By Alinea Consulting

The industry is frequently told it must engage with building information modelling, but there is little information available on the cost versus benefit balance of integrating BIM into a construction project

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Mark Bew

A digital revolution is needed

7 Jun 17 | By Mark Bew

It will take a digital revolution to successfully navigate the UK’s post-Brexit social policy minefield

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Could the Uber-effect hit construction?

16 May 17 | By Anthony Brown

The Uber app has brought dynamic pricing to taxi rides, it’s possible the supply of construction labour could be disrupted in a similar way

Paul Glass

Cyber security: Be prepared if you don't WannaCry

16 May 17 | By Paul Glass

The events of last Friday and the weekend have shown that cryptoware can wreak havoc. Ensuring that staff are properly trained is crucial


Online poll: BIM mandate

11 May 17

Should the government be doing more to spread the BIM level 2 mandate to local authorities and private clients? Vote here


Designing in a new dimension

9 May 17 | By Ali Mowahed

Architects are key to developing BIM solutions that enable teams to take control of complex projects in ways we never imagined in construction’s pre-digital days

Mark Bew

Can BIM help us live longer?

8 May 17 | By Mark Bew

It’s not so far fetched to think future BIM levels could help tackle cancer and heart disease, the key is to focus digital technology relentlessly on better outcomes for people

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Digital natives are forging ahead

4 May 17 | By Jason Ruddle

The millennial generation have the digital skills to transform construction, we should be doing even more to harness their enthusiam and ideas