Europe

Resources for European Construction Professionals

  • BIM to the Rescue — The Restoration and Rebuilding of Notre Dame

    BIM to the Rescue — The Restoration and Rebuilding of Notre Dame

    Digital Scan of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Image © Andrew Tallon - Associate Professor of Art at Vassar College  One of the most iconic symbols of architectural beauty and history in Paris,...

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  • 5 Challenges MEP Estimators in the UK Face Today

    5 Challenges MEP Estimators in the UK Face Today

    MEP estimators must work their magic consistently, sometimes with very little hard data to go on. Here are 5 challenges they face today and practical tips for addressing them.

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  • How Will Brexit Impact Your Construction Project in the UK?

    How Will Brexit Impact Your Construction Project in the UK?

    Inconsistency, confusion, and a scarcity of information surrounding Brexit and its impact on construction in the UK. Here’s what we know, what we think we know, and what we know we don’t know.

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  • 5 Unexpected Construction Materials [Video]

    5 Unexpected Construction Materials [Video]

    In an effort to offset the environmental impact by buildings, researchers and construction professionals have come up with a wide array of solutions to make them more sustainable.

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  • LOD simply explained: The LOD Kiwi

    LOD simply explained: The LOD Kiwi

    In the world of BIM, LOD stands for the Level of Development. In order to explain how this works, we’ll use a piece of fruit.

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  • 10 trends in the MEP industry until 2020 [infographic]

    10 trends in the MEP industry until 2020 [infographic]

    From blockchain to robotics: Discover 10 key trends that will transform the way MEP contractors work.

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  • New Tower 'The Tulip' Is Blooming Over London

    New Tower 'The Tulip' Is Blooming Over London

    One city is going floral with a new tulip-shaped tower rising above the skyline. The city of London, UK, has approved plans for a new tower that some are calling both bulbous and...

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  • The Building Technology Behind a Mile High Skyscraper

    The Building Technology Behind a Mile High Skyscraper

    Experts are predicting that there could be at least one mile-high skyscraper by 2050. There's also likely to be a trend of buildings over 3,200 feet high. What kind of tech will it take to bring...

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  • This Is Why We Need Standards

    This Is Why We Need Standards

    Standards shape the world we live in. Shoes come in recognized sizes, foods need to adhere to certain safety standards, electrical outlets come in certain types, and so on. By agreeing on how...

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  • What Could the New Fire Safety Standards Mean for Your Business?

    What Could the New Fire Safety Standards Mean for Your Business?

    In June of 2017, a fire broke out in London’s Grenfell Tower, reportedly caused by a malfunctioning refrigerator on a lower floor. The blaze spread incredibly fast — quickly consuming large...

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  • 5 Things You Need to Know About BIM Content

    5 Things You Need to Know About BIM Content

    The main BIM goal of manufacturers is to deliver accurate, easy-to-use and high-quality content. And for this, simply storing the content in the cloud is not enough. This is what you need to know.

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  • What is BIM?

    What is BIM?

    In the UK BIM is a requirement for firms working on building and infrastructure projects in the public sector, but what exactly is BIM and what are the benefits?

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  • UK Spring Statement 2018

    UK Spring Statement 2018

    The UK Spring Statement 2018 was released mid-March. Could it affect you or your business? Take a look at some of the key findings below to find out.

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  • IR35 and UK Tax Reform

    IR35 and UK Tax Reform

    IR35. If you’ve never seen this code, it probably looks as meaningless as it does harmless. But don’t be misled. If you’re an MEP professional and you’re used to subcontracting for a large company to

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  • What’s a BIM Execution Plan and Why Should MEP Firms Have One?

    What’s a BIM Execution Plan and Why Should MEP Firms Have One?

    The construction industry is by now well acquainted with the concept of Building Information Modelling, or BIM. It isn’t completely ubiquitous yet – especially in a global framework – but this 3D...

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  • Energy Efficiency In the 18th Edition, Explained

    Energy Efficiency In the 18th Edition, Explained

    With the 18th Edition wiring regulations (BS7671,18th) approaching, and energy efficiency included, it has become one truly hot topic. This blog discusses what electricians in the UK need to know abou

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  • Rotating Skyscraper in Dubai Must Have BIM

    Rotating Skyscraper in Dubai Must Have BIM

    Building principles go back centuries but architecture is always evolving. Physical laws remain but sometimes an innovation arises, making us rethink the realms of possibility— the rotating skyscraper

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  • When Robots Deliver

    When Robots Deliver

    We’re living in an automated world, and robots are no longer science fiction— they’re increasingly science fact. Most tech comes with a downside, and surely you’ve read predictions about the impact of

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  • How to Use Your BIM Model In All Project Stages

    How to Use Your BIM Model In All Project Stages

    A BIM model enriched with specific data provides great value throughout the entire building lifecycle. This can result in a great amount of usable information. But how do you manage all of it?

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  • 18th Edition Intro: What Electrical Designers and Electricians Need to Know

    18th Edition Intro: What Electrical Designers and Electricians Need to Know

    Details of the 18th Edition are subject to change up to the final publication of the regulations, but here we present some of the changes and what we know about the so far.

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