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Read more at: Publication: Towards carbon free construction: Cultivating and manufacturing our homes

Publication: Towards carbon free construction: Cultivating and manufacturing our homes

14 January 2021

Carbon free.png The UK is legally committed to being zero-carbon and zero-waste by 2050. Engineered timber is the only large-scale construction material that can be grown. To fulfil our commitment to the environment, engineering, architecture and construction with timber can work together to achieve towards our carbon free...

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Read more at: Publication: Four Futures One Choice

Publication: Four Futures One Choice

11 December 2020

fourfutures_onechoice_2020._png.png Four Futures, One Choice uses a futures thinking methodology to explore four scenarios for the digital built environment in the year 2040, hinging on the age demographics in the UK and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. It demonstrates that a complex web of factors...

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Read more at: Publication: Top-Level Ontologies and Industry Data Models

Publication: Top-Level Ontologies and Industry Data Models

17 November 2020

These two survey papers; ‘ A survey of Top-Level Ontologies ’ and ‘ A Survey of Industry Data Models and Reference Data Libraries ’, form the foundation for the work described in ‘ The Pathway towards and Information Management Framework ’ (IMF). The survey papers identify the requirements and inform the ontological...

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Read more at: Publication: BIM in Local Authorities

Publication: BIM in Local Authorities

12 November 2020

screenshot_2020-11-12_at_09.16.31.png The local authority (LA) sector is large and diverse with 343 councils in England who collectively spent around £25bn on capital expenditure in 2017/2018 and approx. £4bn on building maintenance and operation. Currently sector uptake of digital information management – known as...

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Read more at: Book: Four Futures - One Choice

Book: Four Futures - One Choice

4 November 2020

screenshot_2020-12-11_at_11.11.09.png Four Futures, One Choice provokes us with a future lens enabling us to view, with clarity and detail, four scenarios of what Britain could look like in 2040, depending upon the decisions that are made now, in these unprecedented times of opportunity. It presents us with four compelling...

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Read more at: Publication: Institutional pressures and decoupling in construction projects: an analysis of Building Information Modelling implementation

Publication: Institutional pressures and decoupling in construction projects: an analysis of Building Information Modelling implementation

12 September 2020

Blog: From Thayla Zomer on this paper and research Abstract screenshot_2020-10-12_at_15.09.59.png Most existing research on built environment policy has focused on the independent variable - policy formulation - and assumed that the prescriptions that follow are readily accepted by a multitude of stakeholders. Less focus...

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Read more at: Publication: ARCOM Conference Paper : OSM & Construction Industry Transformation

Publication: ARCOM Conference Paper : OSM & Construction Industry Transformation

10 September 2020

ARCOM Kwadwo paper.png The paper 'Offsite manufacturing and construction industry transformation: a multi-level socio-technical transitions perspective' has been published in the Proceedings of the 36th Annual ARCOM Conference. Despite its position at the forefront of innovative change in the UK construction industry, its...

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Read more at: Publication: A Practice-Based Conceptual Model on Building Information Modelling (BIM) Benefits Realisation

Publication: A Practice-Based Conceptual Model on Building Information Modelling (BIM) Benefits Realisation

27 August 2020

Abstract screenshot_2020-08-27_at_08.33.23.png Most of the existing research on BIM implementation and benefits realisation has departed from a technocentric perspective and instead promoted the belief that the benefits of using BIM technologies are an inevitable outcome of adoption in and of itself. Recently, scholars...

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Read more at: The Building Information Modelling (BIM) Interoperability Report

The Building Information Modelling (BIM) Interoperability Report

screenshot_2020-04-17_at_11.25.18.png CDBB, a partner in the Construction Innovation Hub, has published The Building Information Modelling (BIM) Interoperability Report for consultation. It forms part of the Construction Innovation Hub’s work to grow the digital economy for the construction and...

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Read more at: UK BIM Framework publishes new resource to support BIM training providers

UK BIM Framework publishes new resource to support BIM training providers

29 July 2020

The UK BIM Framework has released a free resource to support the development of training content for building information modelling (BIM) aligned with current standards - the UK BIM Framework Learning Outcomes Edition 1 . Based upon the BIM Academic Forum’s ‘Learning Outcomes Framework’ (2012), this completely refreshed...

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