BIM

Before delving into the depths of the BIM world we need to understand what BIM actually means.

First and foremost, the idea that BIM is just a type of software is incorrect, it’s much more than that! BIM is a pretty broad term but in a nutshell it’s a process which creates and monitors a construction project through its whole lifecycle, from concept though to building management. It’s a collaborative way of working combining the following five fundamentals: Processes, Policies, People, Information and Technologies. These essential elements are fundamental for the effective functioning of BIM.

So, what are some of the benefits of BIM? I hear you ask…

Firstly, BIM reduces delays and speeds up the productivity which in turn saves money.
But how does it do this? During the design process BIM can pick up errors or issues through clash detection before they reach the construction site avoiding having to rework elements of the project, meaning the reduction of delays on site. Because the BIM model means creating a 3D visualisation of the model before the shovel even hits the ground, enabling changes to be made to the model before physical work has even begun, which again reduces time and cost and improves productivity.

The model also creates a safer construction site. This is because the model can pinpoint hazards before they become problems, by forward planning site coordination and logistics. This also has a direct knock on effect on improved build quality.

The construction industry has always been especially interested in the upfront capital costs. Going through the 6D process (Project lifecycle information) ensures that wise decisions are made from the get go. Shifting this focus betters the understanding of the whole-life cost where most money is proportionately spent; this should make for better decisions upfront in terms of both cost and sustainability. Not only does this work for one model but the data which has been learnt from the build can be used on future builds. Never before have we been able to harvest so much information from construction projects and then be able to feed it back into future designs, improving cost, productivity, safety, sustainability and build quality. This is only a small snapshot of what the BIM model can do for a build.

What does the future hold for BIM?

It’s a promising future wherein buildings, design and construction will be cheaper, safer, more efficient, and more responsive to end-users.

However, there is a problem: Even with all the benefits of BIM, some professionals in the industry don’t want to let go of their old ways of working. Even professionals who understand the future benefits of BIM struggle to implement it. Meaning they use a combination of new technology with old processes. This seems to be a ‘friendlier’ approach to the transition phase in the industry.  Though, Contractors are now seeing the benefits of moving over to the BIM model. We are finally seeing companies really embrace BIM.

 

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Angular 8 is finally here! Although the Angular had originally planned to release Angular 8 in March or April, it didn’t happen until late May.

With the new release now available, it’s important to understand what has changed so you’ll know how to approach Angular 8. Since Angular 7 is going to be supported until April of 2020, you may decide that it’s not worth upgrading if Angular 7 already meets all of your needs.

One of the most important changes is what the Angular team describes as ‘Differential Loading of Modern JavaScript.’ To put it simply, this means that new apps generated by Angular CLI will now contain separate bundles for legacy JavaScript (ES5) and modern JavaScript (ES2015+). This is great news because it means that modern browsers with ES2015 support will be able to download smaller, more efficient app bundles that load and render faster than before.

The Angular team is also adding a backward compatibility mode to the Angular router which will make it easier to upgrade legacy Angular apps to modern Angular. In an ideal world, we would have all been able to upgrade our Angular 1.x apps to Angular 2+ right away.

In the real world though, this doesn’t always happen. To this day, there are a large number of massive legacy Angular apps happily chugging away, serving businesses and making users happy. They haven’t been upgraded for a simple reason: they’re working well, and there wouldn’t be much ROI in doing a complete rewrite.

The end is in sight for Angular 1.x. It isn’t going to see any new development and will only be receiving security patches until the end of its long-term support period on June 30, 2021. For teams working on large Angular 1.x apps, the time to begin the transition is now (and the changes to the Angular router will help make the transition smoother). The router updates will make it possible to lazy load parts of Angular 1.x apps inside a modern Angular app using route APIs.

 

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Morgan Sindall Crowned Contracts Champion For 2016

Morgan Sindall Contracts Champion 2016

Morgan Sindall has walked off with the industry’s biggest annual haul of contract wins ending Kier’s two-year domination of the contracts league.

The contractor romped to the top of the rankings after securing £2.4bn worth of projects over the year, up a third on its performance in 2015, according to contract data collected by Glenigan.

Wates, Willmott Dixon and Mace joined the industry’s top 10 players in 2016, as Bouygues, Vinci and Skanska slid down the rankings based on value of work secured.

The Top 10 saw their share of new orders secured by the 100 most successful contractors slip from around 46% in 2015 to 41% this year, while total work won over 2016 fell 9% compared with 2015.

Top 10 ranking by value of work won
  2016 2015
1 Morgan Sindall £2.4bn Kier £2.7bn
2 Kier £2.1bn Bouygues UK £2.4bn
3 Laing O’Rourke £2.0bn Laing O’Rourke £2.2bn
4 Royal BAM £1.8bn Galliford Try £2.1bn
5 Galliford Try £1.7bn VINCI £2.0bn
6 Carillion £1.4bn Balfour Beatty £1.9bn
7 Balfour Beatty £1.35bn Morgan Sindall £1.8bn
8 Wates £1.3bn Skanska £1.75bn
9 Willmott Dixon £1.2bn Carillion £1.7bn
10 Mace £1.0bn Royal BAM £1.4bn

 

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As a consolation Kier, which had been battling it out with Morgan Sindall for top place in the tables in the last half 2016, secured most work in December.

Among the big contract awards for the month, Balfour Beatty signed off the contract with LBS Properties for the 53-storey Madison residential tower in London’s Canary Wharf.

Volker Stevin secured the £135m redevelopment of Dover Harbour and Laing O’Rourke won the £150m contract to build the Sir Henry Royce Institute For Advanced Materials for Manchester University.

Kier bagged a £135m contract for the Innovation Campus for Cardiff University.

Galliford Try picked up a £42m job for 323 flats in Birmingham, as Sir Robert McAlpine secured a £133m job for 995 rental homes in Manchester.

 

This article is written by www.constructionenquirer.com

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