The construction sector relies increasingly on data. With new technologies – particularly information-gathering gadgets such as sensors – becoming more prevalent across the industry, how much of a role will big data play in companies’ fortunes?
OpenBIM is the key to collaboration and allows teams to use multiple software tools easily, such as this example of Revu and Archicad.
As the oil and gas sector seeks to decarbonise and become more efficient, software is here to help.
Digital plan review software is speeding up the review process for urban planning agencies. Learn how one city cut plan review times with Bluebeam Revu.
Construction has been somewhat behind on things like technology and remote working. But the COVID-19 pandemic forced the sector to revisit how it did things; now it is embracing fresh ways of working that could lead to gains in productivity and worker well-being.
Construction activity is complex, requiring huge amounts of coordination and cooperation. Pre-construction defect inspections are part of this process, ensuring that the groundwork – literally – for success is being done properly.
How technology can help construction businesses weather difficult times.
Companies across the construction industry approach their activities differently, depending on the products and services they offer. Business models vary, from general construction offerings to specialisms. What is important is the ability to adapt and change as economic circumstances dictate.
Business information modelling (BIM) revolutionised the construction industry when it first came on the scene, enabling designers and contractors to get a unique digital view of their projects. Can openBIM, which promises users better access to digital files, better management of data and improved interoperability, do the same?
Bluebeam is increasingly being used by public sector organisations in the U.S. Built UK spoke to the supervising building inspector for plan reviews for Merced County in California about why his team made the switch to Bluebeam and what the software has done to transform the way his team can respond to the needs of local people.
While the private sector has been using Bluebeam for several years, the public sector is now getting in on the act. Here’s how the city of Henderson, Nevada, is using the technology.