Tag Archive: soft landings

Jan 29 2016

Is the supply chain BIM-ready?


We are now just weeks away from the UK Government’s Level 2 BIM mandate coming into force (4th April) for all new, centrally procured public sector projects.

The stimulus for this digital revolution is to drive out inefficiency from construction, an industry long considered to be behind the times in terms of both technology and …

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Jul 03 2015

Implementing BIM – some challenges and solutions


Almost half of the respondents to a recent AEC industry survey into BIM readiness rated their companies as being less informed than they should be about how to meet the requirements of BIM*.  To find out how customers are using the CONJECT Common Data Environment to become BIM level 2 compliant, I caught up with …

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Dec 10 2014

2014 construction, real estate and infrastructure industry roundup

UK Construction 2014

As we near the end of 2014, it is worth reflecting on the advances we’ve seen in the UK construction, real estate and infrastructure sector during the year, covering both technology and market changes.

Information Technology becomes integral to the construction sector?

If you work in the UK construction industry, the conversation has been …

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Oct 23 2014

Using technology to achieve BREEAM, LEED and Green Star accreditation

Sustainability is becoming intrinsically linked to the construction and real estate industries’ financial agenda. The UK Government’s first chief construction advisor Paul Morrell regularly repeated his view that, while “Cash is King,” “Carbon is Queen.” Creating a built environment that is more sustainable in the long term remains at the heart of government thinking.

Driving …

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Sep 17 2014

What is the Common Data Environment?


It seems a long time since UK construction professionals first started to talk about the common data environment.

The principle of a shared ‘single version of the truth’ has been around since at least the year 2000, when Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) construction collaboration platforms were first available. The core purpose of these systems was creating a …

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Sep 10 2014

Making sense of “Big Data” in the built environment

Big Data Structures

In our previous ‘Big Data’ article, we introduced the concept, looked at how huge volumes of data might be interrogated, and touched briefly on how this might affect the built environment.  “Big Data” is clearly going to be an emerging challenge for owners and operators of multiple built assets and from those looking at how these assets …

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Jul 30 2014

Are you ready for Soft Landings?

Controlling Cost

Recently we have noticed an increase in the number of UK construction projects being procured in line with Soft Landings principles.

Soft Landings is a framework, created by BSRIA and the Usable Buildings Trust.  It proposes that a Construction Client is more actively involved throughout the planning, design and construction phases and into what for …

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Jul 23 2014

The role of PAS1192-3 in optimising asset management

PAS1192-3 Cover

PAS1192-3 came into effect on 31st March 2014.  What does it mean for an industry already having difficulty getting to grips with the application of BIM and soft landings?  Also, what is the difference between PAS1192-3 and PAS1192-2?

These are the questions this post seeks to address.

What is the importance of a PAS document?

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Apr 16 2014

Key themes from Government Soft Landings (GSL) Conference

soft landings image

I recently attended the Government Soft Landings (GSL) Conference, held in the Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Conference Centre in Westminster on a lovely spring day.

Government Soft Landings is essentially about ensuring the ‘golden thread’ of the use of an asset is central to the entire process of its planning and building, as well as …

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