6 July 2018

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    Eastern promise


    Jim Dunton looks at whether Japan’s successful ‘car factory’ approach could help British housebuilders meet the government’s 300,000-units-a-year target in the future

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    Cutting-edge BIM


    Automation, 3D modelling and generative design processes are no longer a pipe dream – they are transforming how flagship developments are constructed. Jamie Harris looks at two pioneering projects using technology to create results that couldn’t have been achieved without BIM

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    Procurement overhaul could save £15bn a year, new report reveals


    Lack of cohesive approach is costing industry billions, according to Construction Leadership Council

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    Reinventing construction: how does the industry keep up?

    2018-07-10T11:01:00Z By Debika Ray, Ryder Architecture

    At Ryder Architecture’s launch of the Reinvention for an Exceptional Construction Industry campaign, some of the industry’s key voices discussed the steps we need to take to transform the industry.

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    My Digital life: the smart cities expert


    Will Squires reveals what he’s discovered about placemaking – and why it’s vital to embrace new ways of thinking

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    Get smart: the digital revolution is just beginning


    The mainstream use of BIM and emerging technologies that harness big data are just the foundations of the UK’s next digital revolution: smart cities where data will link buildings and infrastructure in a way that could transform our lives. What hurdles do we need to overcome to make this a reality?

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    Online poll: Network Rail’s retentions ban


    This week’s poll: Will Network Rail’s ban on retentions prompt other clients to follow suit before government legislates to tackle unfair payment practices?


    Will WELL cure all ills?


    Building performance used to be all about energy efficiency, but now wellbeing is the big preoccupation for clients, designers and builders.

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    Air con: not seen or heard

    2018-07-09T06:00:00Z Sponsored by Daikin

    New high-end residential properties need climate control systems that fit quietly and almost invisibly into buildings while responding to the varying needs of occupants. This guide, sponsored by Daikin, explains the range of solutions available

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    Smart cities: using data at Heathrow


    Barrie Diffin talks through how using data is making Heathrow airport’s logistics system more effective