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Driving innovation in Building Information Modelling

The UK government has embarked on a four year programme to reduce capital cost and the carbon burden in the construction and operation of the built environment. Central to these ambitions is the adoption of information rich Building Information Modelling (BIM) technologies that will unlock new more efficient ways of working at all stages of…

11 Jun 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources | Planning & Design

Is ‘Zero Harm’ achievable or theoretical?

Zero Harm is a much debated concept in the safety community and some argue that the term leads to confusion amongst professionals. We have asked industry groups on LinkedIn to participate in an opinion poll on Zero Harm in the workplace. A total of 139 people voted on the poll to date, resulting in 25.2%…

6 Jun 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources | Planning & Design

Zero harm: A vision for a safer workplace

By Phillip Byard, Manager & Senior Engineering Consultant at InterSafe* I believe Zero Harm is a vision which inspires and calls people to acts of greatness.  A good vision is always just outside of your reach.  Does this mean it is achievable? – maybe not but I’m gonna have a good crack at trying!!  Is Zero Harm theoretical…

5 Jun 2013, by Informa Insights

Planning & Design

Announcing Australia’s first BIM Awards

The Building Information Modelling Summit is proud to announce Australia’s first ever BIM Awards.  Architectural firms, BIM Managers, Project Managers, Construction and Engineering firms are invited to submit their work for a chance to win in the following categories: Innovation - new ideas, visual art performance Collaboration - amongst various the various teams Sustainability -…

28 May 2013, by Informa Insights

Defence & Security | Healthcare | Mining & Resources | Planning & Design | Transport & Logistics

3D Printing: A threat to traditional manufacturing or not?

It’s been hailed as Australia’s chance to revive the manufacturing industry. Its growth and potential to expand has gotten our curiosity piqued. Call it what you like; additive manufacturing, rapid prototyping or advanced manufacturing, 3D printing handles materials like plastic, wax, polymers and metallics, and is used across industries for aircraft development, building design, organ…

6 Nov 2012, by Informa Insights

Defence & Security | Planning & Design

Important prison planning issues to be discussed

We have the opportunity to speak to Mark Walters, Director - Southern Queensland Correctional Centre of Serco Asia Pacific prior to his presentation at the Prison Planning, Design, Construction and Maintenance Conference on the 29-30th November 2012 in Melbourne. What do you think is the most important issue/topic that should be discussed? I might be…

30 Oct 2012, by Informa Insights

Planning & Design

Summarising Day 1 of BIM 2012

The Building Information Modelling 2012 was held in Sydney recently and we have a brief coverage of each speaker's session on Day 1 of the conference. Jorge Pautasso, BIM Integration Manager, GHD Jorge Pautasso, a GHD Service Line Leader for Structural and Global BIM Integration Manager, started off with an in-depth introduction on BIM. He…

30 Aug 2012, by Informa Insights

Planning & Design

Housing bubble an ever growing risk

In today’s economic climate, Australia’s housing market is placed under consistent scrutiny as prices edge towards unaffordable levels compounded with the ever growing risk of a housing bubble. Australia’s situation is unique due to the coastal population centers and booming population. Various stimulus packages have helped first time buyers gain a foothold on the property…

30 Apr 2012, by Informa Insights

Planning & Design

Reducing carbon tax liability

The Government’s policy on Climate change has in its center the introduction of the “Carbon Tax”. This means that polluters will pay per tonne of carbon they release into the atmosphere. This cost will initially be set at $23, and increase gradually until 2015, then we will shift to a trading scheme that will let…

23 Apr 2012, by Informa Insights

Planning & Design

Wrapping up Building Information Modelling Summit

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptlA6ZLbKno] The two-day Building Information Modelling 2011 Summit examined the benefits and challenges to BIM implementation, how BIM affects project delivery, costs and the return-on-investment. Additionally, the Summit focused on numerous domestic and international case studies, software innovation, the legal implications associated with BIM. Speakers from all over the world came to give their input…

15 Mar 2012, by Informa Insights
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