20 May 2015

BIM objects added to Crown Paints online services

The new service can be accessed via the Crown Paints’ Specification website, or by visiting the paint manufacturer’s profile on the National BIM Library – an online library consisting of generic and proprietary BIM objects such as walls, windows, doors, foundations, cladding and roofs. BIM Objects enables users to integrate Crown Paints’ products into a[…]

  • 20 May 2015

18 May 2015

Fermacell systems made available through bimstore

The systems are downloadable in the Revit format through the bimstore and Fermacell websites. Fermacell systems are now available through the bimstore The Fermacell BIM components include steel and timber stud partitions, steel and timber wall linings and SFS wall systems, in addition to dry floor screed and steel frame and timber ceilings. Fermacell’s BIM[…]

  • 18 May 2015

12 May 2015

Study suggests consumers are willing to share private data

The research, conducted in partnership with Retail Week, surveyed 1,000 consumers across a variety of age ranges about their opinions of indoor positions systems (IPS) within their retail experience. IPS uses Bluetooth beacons, cameras and Visible Light Communication (VLC) to communicate with customers’ phone. Normally integrated into existing infrastructure such as lighting fittings, IPS enables[…]

  • 12 May 2015

08 May 2015

Safety system CAD drawings launched by C-TEC

The new collection of industry standard DWG files have been released as C-TEC’s first batch of specifier-friendly CAD drawings. Developed for use by architects and engineers, the drawings of its SigTEL disabled refuge system, NC951 disabled persons’ toilet alarm and 800 Series conventional call system can be downloaded for free. C-TEC’s new CAD drawings can[…]

  • 08 May 2015

06 May 2015

New Sandtex Trade website offers better customer support

Sandtex Trade offers products for wood, metal, and uPVC, as well as concrete, stone, brick, pebbledash and render. The Sandtex Trade website is accessible via mobile, tablet and computer Visitors can find the right system approach for these surfaces through decicated areas on the website for Sandtex Trade’s preparation and pre-treatment products, as well as[…]

  • 06 May 2015

29 April 2015

New online resource targets aspiring construction workers

Jewson’s online tool branch, Jewson Tools, has created and published a resource for young people aspiring to emmerse themselves in the construction industry. The Jewson Tool Shed has been developed to encourage young people to consider a career in construction and sustainability Entitled the Jewson Tool Shed, the site provides information, guidance and advice with[…]

  • 29 April 2015

15 April 2015

Building envelope contractor invests in BIM

BIM will become mandatory for public sector building projects in 2016 The Building Information Modelling (BIM) process allows architects and contractors to create and share 3D graphical representations of models. Becoming increasingly popular, BIM is often used by architects to create designs; soon, it will become the norm to use BIM in all construction design[…]

  • 15 April 2015

30 March 2015

G-Cloud 6 framework requirements met by Causeway eTrading

Causeway Tradex and MyRegister meet G-Cloud 6 requirements Causeway eTrading and Supplier Management solutions meet G-Cloud 6 The G-Cloud framework provides a general term for agreements with suppliers and sets out terms and conditions under which purchases can be made. Tradex Causeway’s Tradex eTrading solution enables supply chain partners to electronically send and receive trading[…]

  • 30 March 2015

30 March 2015

Thermal break units made into BIM models

Schock’s Isokorb range is now available in the BIM exchange format IFC 2×3 Schock’s CAD service portal Schock’s website has also been developed to include a new CAD service portal, which its users can now access. The portal features Schock’s Isokorb types K, KXT, KS and KST as BIM models. The Isokorb range – which[…]

  • 30 March 2015

17 March 2015

Pocket thermal camera for building inspectors & professionals

    FLIR’s C2 thermal camera weighs 30 grams and is 125mm X 80mm X 24mm in size, making it small enough to fit inside a pocket. The camera features FLIR’s MSX image enhancement technology, which is able to add details to the C2’s thermal images. This makes numbers, letters and textures recognisable without compromising[…]

  • 17 March 2015