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February 2020

According to the Building Research Establishment (BRE) “the key input to the BREEAM assessment process is building and building related data.” BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) is a sustainability assessment method that is used to masterplan projects, infrastructure and buildings. It sets standards for the environmental performance of buildings through the...

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February 2020

The construction industry is used to having the best tools for a job. From a hammer to a theodolite they expect to be able to make the best use of the most suitable equipment for the task at hand. However, a report by KPMG from 2019 found that most construction firms are waiting for competitors to take the first step toward the adoption of technologies to streamline their workflows and improve...

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January 2020

The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 became law in the spring of 2012. The aim of the act was to “strengthen the social enterprise business sector and make the concept of 'social value' more relevant and important in the placement and provision of public services”. It applies to all public services contracts (or framework agreements), and to those public services contracts which include...

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December 2019

When it came into effect in April 2016 the government’s mandate for the BIM Level 2 accreditation was initially regarded as a major step forward for firms wishing to supply public sector works. It was intended to promote the use of BIM and accelerate its growth. Nearly four years on BIM is becoming part of the landscape for an increasing number of practices. If the packed seminars at...

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November 2019

BIM (Building Information Modelling) has been revolutionizing the AEC over the past few years. The advantages of the long-term application of BIM in the field of project management is an area that has yet to reach its full potential. The need for management of an asset is a continuous process; from inception to demolition, a true cradle to grave cycle which involves handling large volumes of...

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