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    Bluebeam – Can You Supplement BIM With 3D PDFs?


    Adrian Slatter, Sales and Marketing Director, Design Software Solutions explains how BIM and virtual design is revolutionising the construction industry… For many project teams, virtual design and construction and BIM are opening up a whole new world whe[...]

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    Esh works to cut carbon output in construction

    Energy Efficiency25/07/16

    The Esh Group is leading a project aimed at cutting the amount of carbon used in the construction industry… A new scheme which aims to cut carbon emissions in the construction sector has been launched by the Esh Group. The scheme involves apprentices going t[...]


    Balfour Beatty warns major infrastructure projects under threat

    Planning & Development22/07/16

    Construction firm Balfour Beatty has warned major infrastructure projects could face significant challenges in the wake of the vote to leave the EU… A new paper published by Balfour Beatty has underlined how the vote to leave the EU could put major infrastru[...]


    Average planning decision times fall 17 per cent

    Planning & Development22/07/16

    The amount of time it takes for a planning decision in Scotland to be given on a major development has declined by 17 per cent… New figures from the Scottish government have revealed a fall in the average time it takes for a planning decision to be made.[...]

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    First Scottish firm receives BIM Level 2 certification


    McLaughlin & Harvey has become the first construction firm in Scotland to gain BIM Level 2 certification from BRE… A Scottish firm has become the first in the nation to be awarded BRE Global BIM Level 2 Business Systems Certification. McLaughlin & Ha[...]


    Manslaughter sentence for site manager

    Health & Safety21/07/16

    A building site manager has been convicted of manslaughter after a construction worker was killed in 2015… Faruk Patel, a building site manager, has been convicted of manslaughter after a construction worker died on site. Patel was convicted due to his disre[...]


    Hundreds of construction jobs lost as Dunne Group folds

    HR & Skills21/07/16

    Scottish firm Dunne Group stopped work earlier this week, leading to the loss of hundreds of jobs… A total of 524 jobs have been lost as Dunne Group entered administration earlier this week. The firm, which has its head office in Bathgate, West Lothian, ceas[...]


    Green Deal badly designed says House of Commons report

    Energy Efficiency21/07/16

    A report from the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee has drawn attention to a number of failures with the design and implementation of household energy efficiency schemes… A new report from the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has rev[...]


    Ten per cent pay rise for electricians

    HR & Skills20/07/16

    Electricians are set to see more than a 10 per cent increase due to a four-year wage deal… A four-year deal has been agreed between trade union Unite and the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) to increase electricians’ wages. The deal will see pay[...]

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    Nine out of 10 new homes in Salford built on brownfield

    Planning & Development20/07/16

    A new report has revealed nine out of 10 new homes in Salford have been built on brownfield land… According to a new residential development monitoring report a vast proportion of new homes in Salford are being built on brownfield land. The report, published[...]

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    Theresa May — new political energy, new energy opportunities.

    Energy Efficiency20/07/16

    Can Theresa May show the commitment needed in energy efficiency for our economic and environmental benefits? Fraser Wallace, Policy Advisor at the Sustainable Energy Association, gives thought to the question…   Out of the political turmoil following th[...]

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    The Extinction Agenda


    John Eynon asks where you stand on the extinction agenda – do we evolve as an industry or risk becoming extinct?… It might just be me, but I can definitely feel the winds of change blowing through our industry. It isn’t just about BIM, but all sorts[...]

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