20 01, 2020

What impact do fire sprinklers have on building design?

By |2020-01-07T10:16:52+00:00January 20th, 2020|BIM Services, Fire Protection Services|0 Comments

Attaining a certain level of fire safety is a statutory requirement in building design - however, it is usually left up to the designer to decide what fire safety services and design features they use to achieve this. Standard fire safety guidance tends to indicate that there are concessions on other fire precautions when automatic ...

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7 01, 2020

Big Data and the Construction Industry

By |2020-01-07T10:12:15+00:00January 7th, 2020|BIM Services|0 Comments

Big data is big news at the moment as it refers to the huge quantities of information that has been stored in the past and continues to be acquired today. Data can be collected from people, computers, smart devices, machines - basically any device or agent that generates data. The vast availability of such data ...

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23 12, 2019

Fire Sprinkler Design: What do you need to know?

By |2020-01-02T09:41:09+00:00December 23rd, 2019|BIM Services|0 Comments

An automatic fire sprinkler is used to control or extinguish fires locally through the discharging of water in the location. Detection of the fire is usually done through the use of heat-sensitive elements, constructed from glass bulbs containing oil-based liquids or soldered links. There is also a thermal element which holds a plug which prevents ...

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11 12, 2019

Automation and the Built Environment

By |2019-12-11T10:32:04+00:00December 11th, 2019|BIM Services|0 Comments

Despite the fact that as a BIM Company we often talk about the construction industry being slow to adopt digital ways of working, the building industry is actually primed for automation. Already we are seeing more automatic manufacturing of building parts with the increase in the number of prefabricated buildings being made as well as ...

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25 11, 2019

AI and BIM: The Future of Construction?

By |2019-11-18T10:36:02+00:00November 25th, 2019|BIM Services|0 Comments

Construction industry employees make up around 7% of the global labour force, with more than 11.4 trillion dollars being spent on construction-related activities last year. However, despite this depth of resource and cash flow, the growth of the construction industry as a whole has remained flat. Why is that? As a BIM Company, we can ...

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18 11, 2019

BIM Manager Career Profile

By |2019-11-18T10:29:48+00:00November 18th, 2019|BIM Services|0 Comments

At The CAD Room, we occasionally post BIM Manager Jobs, along with other jobs in the BIM sector - but what is a BIM Manager and what competencies and skills will you need to succeed in this role? What is a BIM Manager? BIM (Building Information Modeling) is the process which generates and manages the ...

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28 10, 2019

BIM and Facility Management

By |2019-10-28T11:35:37+00:00October 28th, 2019|BIM Services|0 Comments

Design and construction of a building used to be based around a fragmented set of tools and processes, but the introduction of BIM has made the whole process more coherent. As a BIM Company, we are well aware of the multitude of benefits that BIM can bring to construction projects, not just in the planning ...

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14 10, 2019

The benefits of BIM for fire protection services

By |2019-10-14T11:01:18+01:00October 14th, 2019|BIM Services|0 Comments

Nobody designs buildings with the expectation that they are going to go up in flames, but as recent events have shown, a failure to include sufficient fire protection services can have tragic consequences. Defence mechanisms, such as fire sprinklers, and exit routes are essential aspects to include in the design of a building, in order ...

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5 08, 2019

AI in Construction

By |2019-08-05T11:45:16+01:00August 5th, 2019|BIM Services|0 Comments

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is having an impact on many industries, and construction is one of them. However, it does not seem to be having the same impact on the construction industry as it is having on others. Why is this? AI is the name given to the mimicking of human brain functions (such as learning, ...

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22 07, 2019

Government mandate the use of BIM in high-rise residential projects

By |2019-08-05T12:07:06+01:00July 22nd, 2019|BIM Services|0 Comments

In the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower disaster, The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has recently released a 192-page consultation document entitled "Building a Safer Future: Proposals for reform of the building safety regulatory system." The consultation will take place from 6th June to 31st July 2019 and follows on from Dame Judith ...

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