05 August 2015

Solid surface materials made available as BIM objects

HI-MACS is a solid surface material, which is often used for interior products and architectural projects as external cladding. HI-MACS surface materials are now available as BIM models It offers a range of textures and colour patterns, allowing architects scope for creativity. In addition, it can be used for 3D forming; its natural stone material,[…]

  • 05 August 2015

31 July 2015

IoT lighting system offers compatibility with smart phones

Kii Corporation has announced the launch of its latest Internet of Things (IoT) lighting solution for use in offices and homes. Working alongside MediaTek and LED manufacturer, Yankon Lighting, the company has created a smart lighting product which can be accessed via a smart phone. MediaTek’s integrated system-on-a-chip solution will allow users to control lighting[…]

  • 31 July 2015

27 July 2015

Electronic platform provides access to Schueco product information

Schueco Docu Centre has been developed to offer intuitive operation and includes a powerful search function. Content can be enlarged and indexed using bookmarks, and PDFs can be opened, printed, sent and saved with comments added where appropriate. Available offline Schueco Docu Centre offers access to the company’s order and fabrication manuals, architectural information and[…]

  • 27 July 2015

22 July 2015

Infrared training course programme confirmed

The Level 1 course has now been condensed into four days to accommodate time-pressured students. Both Level 1 and 2 ITC courses are also approved by British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT); they are also Personnel Certification in Non-Destructive Testing (PCN) ready. In addition, a premium Level 1 training package has been introduced. Premium students[…]

  • 22 July 2015

15 July 2015

Charcon offers BIM-enabled commercial hard landscaping products

In 2011, the Government proposed an industry-wide adoption of BIM technology. The initiative was designed to promote sector modernisation across all publicly funded projects; it also aimed to reduce capital costs and carbon consumption. By June 2016, all Government-funded projects must be conceived, designed, specified, built, maintained and even demolished using BIM technology as a[…]

  • 15 July 2015

08 July 2015

Roofline products website re-launches supporting lifetime guarantee

MyFreefoam supports a variety of new functions, including: Streamlined user experience Easy to use intuitive navigation Clearly defined areas for each user group Accessibility for mobiles and tablets Freefoam Guarantee scheme The site has been designed for users to capitalise on the benefits of its Freefoam Guarantee scheme. Lifetime guarantee wherever, whenever Stockists of the[…]

  • 08 July 2015

30 June 2015

Survey suggests industry isn’t ready for mandatory BIM target

UK Construction Week Survey 74% of the professionals surveyed do not believe the industry is ready. The research, which questioned over 1,200 professionals, found that 74% of respondents believed the industry will fall short of this target, which is due to come into effect for all procurement projects from central government and its agencies next[…]

  • 30 June 2015

29 June 2015

OneTime EDI service chosen by Anglian Aggregate Bagging

After completing a corporate restructure, Anglian Aggregate Bagging wanted an EDI solution that would integrate directly with its Sage ERP system, to simply the process of sending and receiving orders and invoices.  By implementing EDI, Anglian Aggregate Bagging want to reduce the amount of admin required to maximise its efficiency. Wesupply will provide the bagged[…]

  • 29 June 2015

29 June 2015

Why Big Data is a big opportunity for the construction industry

Demystifying Big Data and exploring the opportunities in construction It is estimated that in the UK, better use of Big Data could add £216 billion to the UK economy between 2012 and 2017*.  That’s equivalent to 22% of the UK net debt, or more than the 2011 defence, NHS and education budgets combined! With statistics[…]

  • 29 June 2015

29 June 2015

Tracker workflow management for energy and compliance sector

Tracker has been developed to manage daily workloads, appointment scheduling, key documents and data in a property-centric manner to support Green Deal and ECO activity for GDAOs, GDPs, GDAs and GDIs.  The Standard and Professional versions of Tracker can be found on the Stroma website. A key feature of Tracker is the connectivity from field[…]

  • 29 June 2015