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Mandating BIM in the UK

Mandating BIM in the UK

There is no doubt that BIM technology is becoming an intricate part of architectural design and the construction process. Recently the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC) and Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) hosted the first meeting of the Australasian Building Information Modeling Advisory Board, which has been established with key bodies including NATSPEC and …

Tick of approval from the state of Georgia

Tick of approval from the state of Georgia

Eden Innovations has recently had their carbon nanotube enriched, liquid concrete admixture approved for use by the state of Georgia’s Department of Transportation (GDOT), for use in their 24 hour accelerated strength concrete (Section 504) and Class B concrete (Section 500) applications. EdenCrete is a proprietary carbon-strengthened concrete additive, which is used for improving the …

Heads working together in the Cloud

Heads working together in the Cloud

There is no doubt that software solutions for the construction sector are becoming more sophisticated and beneficial not only from the design but to the construction and ongoing maintenance of the project. In an exclusive interview with Inside Construction, Chris Richardson, business area manager (construction software) Trimble, discusses the evolution-taking place in the sector, as …

Putting people at the heart of transport planning

Putting people at the heart of transport planning

It’s no secret that we need to build smarter. With more than half the world’s population now living in urban areas and with an estimated 70% living in cities by 2050, we need to get better at creating great transport that generates public benefits beyond just increased mobility options. Transit-hubs are no longer simply places …

Asia Pacific: countries at the tipping point

Asia Pacific: countries at the tipping point

The Asia Pacific region is primed for growth when it comes to the use of aerial work platforms (AWPs), with several mature countries and many countries right at the tipping point of general acceptance. In the November issue of Cranes and Lifting, we spoke to Sharon Foong, general manager of Southeast Asia Terex’s aerial work platform …

In conversation with Manitowoc's David Semple

In conversation with Manitowoc’s David Semple

There wouldn’t be many operators in the crane sector that haven’t worked with Manitowoc or even own one of their cranes. It’s a respected brand and a household name in the sector. Growing from the mid-western states in the USA at the turn of the century into a global manufacturer, Manitowoc has evolved into a …

Tracking the fleet

Tracking the fleet

There is no doubt fleet tracking is a growing sector within the construction industry. Not only is it evident by the number of companies taking up the software; it’s evident by the actual amount of software that is currently available. But there is the argument from some in the construction sector, that its no different …

Technology to play an important role in boosting the construction equipment industry

Technology to play an important role in boosting the construction equipment industry

The construction equipment market has been on a roller coaster ride in the last couple of decades. The economic conditions worldwide influence construction equipment significantly. Slow and sluggish economic conditions hinder the growth of the market and slow down the entire construction industry, however, the market is expected to grow in the next decade as …

Welcome to the future of sustainable flooring

Welcome to the future of sustainable flooring

Tarkett is one of the world’s leading flooring manufactures and has been in Australia for 40 years. They were started in France 130 years ago and employ 12,000 people across the world in 34 factories. They recently launched in Australia, iQ ONE flooring range, which is purpose-designed to improve the air quality and living standards …

Enabling construction software

Enabling construction software

Ian Howell is an Australian architect by training, with professional experience as managing director of the The Buchan Group, based in Sydney. He has extensive experience in the AEC software industry including positions with Autodesk, Citadon, Alias Research and Rucaps Australia. Among his contributions to the AEC software industry, Ian was a founder of the …

     

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