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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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Microsoft has announced that they will release .NET 5 after .NET Core 3.0. This will be one of the major .NET launches and is likely to draw a lot of attention. Post-release there will be just one .NET and it can be used to target Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS, Android, tvOS, watchOS, and web assembly. Microsoft has promised that they will launch new .NET API’s along with language features.

Microsoft has promised that .NET 5 will improve the .NET offering in the following ways-

  • Produce a single .NET runtime and framework that can be used everywhere, and that has uniform runtime behaviours and developer experiences.
  • Expand the capabilities of .NET by taking the best of .NET Core, .NET Framework, Xamarin, and Mono.
  • Build that product out of a single code-base that developers (Microsoft and the community) can work on and expand together and that improves all scenarios.

That apart, .NET will also offer Just-in-Time (JIT) and Ahead-of-Time (AOT) compilation models. AOT is aimed at mobile and IoT devices, thanks to its small footprint. The .NET will be based on a unified toolchain and will be aided by a flexible deployment model. That being said the features from the older versions would be retained.

Below is the list of all the new features .NET 5 will bring to the table.

  1. You will have more choice on runtime experiences.
  2. Java interoperability will be available on all platforms.
  3. Objective-C and Swift interoperability will be supported on multiple operating systems.
  4. CoreFX will be extended to support static compilation of .NET (ahead-of-time – AOT), smaller footprints and support for more operating systems.

 

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On Saturday 4th November, 12 members of the Edge Careers team will be taking part in the Winter Wolf Run. A grueling 10k run through a muddy obstacle course, all in aid of charity.

Winter Wolf Run 2017

Our team, “Not the full Pack Edge”, consists of 12 brave members:

Stuart – Principal Consultant – Civils

Heidi – Residential Manager

Ali – IT and Marketing Manager

Lloyd  – Marketing Co-ordinator

Amy – Recruitment Consultant – Trades & Labour

Adam W –  Recruitment Consultant – Trades & Labour

Katie – Recruitment Consultant – Freelance

Ian – Team Leader – Build

Adam P – Recruitment Consultant – Build

Fabio – Recruitment Consultant – Build

Oliver – Recruitment Consultant – Freelance

Hardev – Divisional Manager – Build

The Wolf run is designed to re-create the feeling of running in natural terrain whilst also presenting runners with a challenging, interesting and enjoyable event.

The team are taking part in the event to raise money for Mary Stevens Hospice, a great cause that provide specialist care and support for people who are living with an incurable illness and their families.

To support the team and donate to this great cause, head over to our just giving page here www.justgiving.com/fundraising/edge-careers

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Wolf Run

 

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