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2017 Issues
January - Featuring
Editor's Comment: As fascinating as it may seem to have the Americans complaining about the Russians interfering in the US presidential elections...
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COBie on trial
Are we delivering the right sort of COBie for the users of the data - the client?
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2016 Issues
November - Featuring
Editor's Comment: Virtual Reality features in several articles this issue, reflecting the maturing of the industry...
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Innovating in the Cloud
Bentley Systems and Topcon join forces to advance cloud services for 'constructioneering'...
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September - Featuring
Editor's Comment: Pandering to my basic 'nerdy' instincts, I couldn't resist including a case study in this issue on Bentley's AssetWise maintenance prioritisation, which looks at how American power generation company....
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Opting into Building Ops
With Building Ops, Autodesk leverages the widespread use of smartphones to provide a total facilities maintenance management experience for owners...
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July/August - Featuring
Editor's Comment:The uncertainty over Brexit is already having predictable effects. The sharp fall in the value of Sterling increases the cost of imported items, but makes UK manufactured items more attractive....
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Beating the Brexit blues
The uncertainty over Brexit is already having predictable effects...
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May - Featuring
Editor's Comment: After all of the discussions about the demise of Excel as companies leverage the graphical and information rich tools we currently have available - see the article on Bentley's ProjectWise EADOC in this issue...
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Exit Excel?
Bentley's ProjectWise EADOC delivers construction management in the cloud and improves collaboration with real-time visibility into your capital...
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March - Featuring
Editor's Comment: I was going to do something entirely predictable and boring for this month's Comment, as it will be landing on your doorsteps right upon the BIM deadline - but if your organisation hasn't already committed itself to the process...
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A Signal Improvement
Hatch Mott MacDonald Enhances Collaboration and Reduces Risk during Rail Signal Design using Bentley Promise's 3D Modelling Capabilities...
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January - Featuring
Editor's Comment: There is an emphasis in this issue on improving project efficiency, which is covered in a number of different ways across several articles - two of which also raise controversial points about the focus and direction of BIM...
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ConstructSim
Bentley's Advanced Work Packaging, a feature of ConstructSim, is the key to successful execution on complex projects...
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2015 Issues
November - Featuring
Editor's Comment: There was a time when the construction industry, and architects in particular, where castigated as not adopting new technology as quickly as the manufacturing industry...
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The BIM factor
BIM was used extensively during the design of the new Waste Water Treatment Plant in Liverpool by Galliford Try Costain and Atkins...
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September - Featuring
Editor's Comment: I hereby lay claim to having been the first person to use the term Information Overload!...
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Scan to Go!
Colortrac's new portable scanner, the SmartLF Scan!, is being hailed as a revolutionary step in large format scanning...
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July - Featuring
Editor's Comment: We're a bit top heavy on structural engineering in this issue, but each of our four articles on the subject...
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Arcon Evo
Next-gen architectural visualisation software from Elecosoft...
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May - Featuring
Editor's Comment: We're a bit top heavy on structural engineering in this issue, but each of our four articles on the subject...
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Fail to plan, plan to fail
Ben Wallbank, BIM Strategy Manager at 4Projects by Viewpoint, highlights the importance of adequate planning for April 2016...
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March - Featuring
Editor's Comment: What a great time to be an architect...
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Optimum 3D Printing
You can make a rational choice and get up to £1,000 off a new Stratasys 3D desktop printer with ArtSystems’ new trade-in programme...
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January - Featuring
Editor's Comment: If you are a frequent traveller on the Underground and have to go through Bond Street you will have noted...
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The benefits of building twice
For a project as complex as HS2, with its political, environmental and public issues being of paramount importance, there is no alternative...
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