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Digital twins in construction are gaining more and more interest in the construction industry and they can revolutionise the way construction projects are developed and managed. A digital twin can provide a digital copy of a building or an infrastructure by leveraging data from various sources, such as sensors, 3D models and analytics tools.
Post date: 2 Mar 2023
Type: Publication

Building and construction industry in the UK needs to digitalise its processes. In fact, there has been an upsurge of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) and an increasing adoption levels of Building Information Modelling (BIM), which is supported by the international ISO 19650 suite of standards.  
Post date: 24 Feb 2023
Type: News

The strong growth in demand after the Corona crisis led to a shortage of supply, which has been exacerbated by the immediately ensuing Ukraine crisis. Now, for the time being, everything is in short supply: skilled labor, energy, building materials and components, and – because of inflation and interest rate hikes – also money.   
Post date: 3 Feb 2023
Type: Event

The latest regulation in France, called RE2020, has set ambitious targets to make buildings carbon neutral by 2050. Can an intelligent and smart building help to reach the energy efficiency and performance targets? Yes, but information need to be available and shared throughout the life cycle.
Post date: 31 Jan 2023
Type: News

This is an open and online event, with no registrations needed. To access the webinar, just use the link below or the MS Team credentials:  
Post date: 22 Nov 2022
Type: Event

Kaleidoscope is a tool which supports Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) in the early design stage. This allows the designers to have a clear view of the embodied carbon impacts of various design options and thereby to make the final decision.   Life Cycle Assessments, or LCAs, measure the environmental impacts (including embodied carbon) of materials we use, including the energy used to extract it to the emissions caused by its demolition.  
Post date: 10 Oct 2022
Type: Tool

Keep your cool and achieve optimal summer comfort for your Passivhaus project, by accessing our on-demand training on avoiding overheating risks.   The Passivhaus standard addresses summer overheating, with the stringent criterion which requires that internal temperatures do not exceed 25ºC for more than 10% of the year. However, changing weather, variations in occupant behaviour and assumptions made during modelling can potentially increase the risk of overheating.
Post date: 12 Aug 2022
Type: Tool

Construction is awash with sustainability targets, and the climate emergency means both regulatory pressures and market expectations are rising like sea levels.   The problems are not new, though. Back in 2013, the UK government published its industrial strategy Construction 2025, which set out clear targets for lower costs (down 33%) and emissions (50%), plus faster delivery (up 50%).  
Post date: 12 Jul 2022
Type: News

Glass is considered one of the integral components of modern architectural design. Think about today’s office buildings, airport terminals, train stations and shopping centers – their designs often incorporate glass façades or roofs. Glass is attractive, versatile and provides a visual connection with the outside world, which is why large-area glazing remains a continuing trend.  
Post date: 2 Jun 2022
Type: News