Construction developments to reduce carbon footprints

Posted 3 years ago

One of the biggest products used in construction is steel. Although it is an essential product, it is also cited as one that is ‘critical’ in the move towards a sustainable future. The World Steel Association has published a report documenting how steel cannot be recycled by taking items that are the end of their life cycle to make new products; simply because the demand for steel around the world is too high.

 

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BIM & Beyond: The digital future of construction

Posted 3 years ago

BIM2050 Group has published a new report that focuses specifically on the digital reformation of the construction industry required for a sustainable future. ‘A Report on Our Digital Future’ highlights the requirements for this to work – this includes technology, process, education, skills as well as the integration needed in culture.

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Value Engineering in Construction for Cost Control

Posted 3 years ago

Value Engineering’s primary goal is to use techniques to solve problems, identify and remove unwanted costs in construction. The overall aim is to increase the value of the project.

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Skill Shortage: Construction 2025

Posted 3 years ago

Over the past 6 months, the UK government has been in collaboration with the construction industry and have envisioned a project called ‘Construction 2025.’ It’s set to change construction and how we currently know it -putting Britain at the forefront of the world.

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Green construction is the future but can we adapt quickly enough?

Posted 3 years ago

Green Construction: Niche Markets Make it More Challenging to Change

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Construction Industry is Growing: Are we growing with it?

Posted 3 years ago

The construction industry, as many others, contracted on a huge scale with the downturn in the economy. But as the economy picks up, confidence has been hit hard and very little is being re-invested into growth, predominantly, there is a lack of skills in the industry as a whole. The knock on effect is very clear, despite the growth predictions; the industry is not equipped to keep up.

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The Future of Construction

Posted 3 years ago

Many new initiatives also pose a problem for many small and medium sized construction companies, including workplace culture shifts and the costs associated with new technology. However, in the long term, there are a number of opportunities to be seized, namely in terms of growth and development. These opportunities are predominantly being driven by the renewables sector, as well as legislative policy targets, such as the implementation of BIM and low carbon initiatives.

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Overcoming the BIM Challenge

Posted 4 years ago

Recent research has shown that companies that have already begun to incorporate BIM are experiencing a number of challenges. This is mainly because BIM is a new concept; a delicate and complex system that demands expertise. Therefore, one of the most difficult challenges has been a lack of experience and ability. People in the industry lack the knowledge needed to make a smooth transition and put these new methods into practice.

 

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Adopting BIM: Challenging an industry to change

Posted 4 years ago

71% agree BIM is the future, and one thing was clear: 71 per cent agreed that BIM is the future of project information, with nearly 40 per cent now using BIM. Worryingly, however, many of these professionals were unaware of the different levels of BIM, even though Level 2 will be mandatory for all government projects by the end of 2016. And only a third were confident in their BIM ability.

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