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What does BIM Mean to You? by Project Five Consulting

It’s the buzz word of the moment, but what does BIM mean to you?... Do you fully understand how BIM is impacting upon the construction industry?... Do you understand the impact BIM has on you and your role?... Is it time you understood “What BIM Means for Me?”

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Aerial and satellite industry link up with TrustMark

Members of the Confederation of Aerial Industries Ltd (CAI), the largest trade association for content delivery, are now able to assure their customers that their entertainment installations will be carried out by quality experts approved to Government-endorsed standards.

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1 Day CPD Certified Bidding courses launched by Project Five

Following a stream of successful bid wins for their Procurement and Bid team, Project Five are currently boasting at 98% bid success rate for their clients.

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New training and webinar to equip industry on new CDM regulations

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has launched a new training series for professionals with a responsibility for health and safety.

The training will provide those working in design and management roles in construction the skills and knowledge needed to comply with the incoming 2015 CDM regulations update.  By October this year, it will be a legal requirement for all organisations to use the new regulations, so it is vital that health and safety professionals have the skills they need to be ready for the deadline. The updated regulations come into force on 6 April.

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Gloucester Gateway by SkyGarden Green Solutions

The image for Gloucester Gateway was to build a building, that didn’t look like a building. The new service station on the northbound side of the M5 between J11 and J12 was a leap forward in service station design and engineering The clients, Westmorland Limited, aimed to do something different from the average motorway services. No franchises, no big brands, but instead a sense of where you are - a sense of place; homemade food and farm shops, that work hand in glove with small, artisan producers from the local area and beyond. The idea that has been successfully used at the Tebay services in Cumbria for 40 years. 

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Primary school goes back to nature thanks to Redrow

Ann Edwards C of E Primary School in South Cerney got a real treat this week after a team of Redrow apprentices built them an outdoor classroom in just seven days. 

The classroom, which has been designed to help the school’s pupils learn more about natural habitats, will be opened by the school in September to celebrate its 25th anniversary. 

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Hope supplying concrete for the build of 11 wind turbines

Hope Construction Materials, the UK’s largest independent supplier of construction materials, is supplying 4500m3 of concrete to specialist civil engineering contractor I&H Brown to build 11 wind turbine bases at Crook Hill Wind Farm on the Lancashire Pennine Moors.

The project, which launched in October 2014 and should be complete by the end of July 2015, will secure renewable energy for 25,000 homes near Rochdale in East Lancashire with up to 36MW of electricity in total being generated from the wind farm.

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Roan uses 3D digital model to solve pupil places shortage

Roan Building Solutions has invested in BIM (building information modelling) to deliver a £1.9m classroom complex to a primary school in the heart of London as the capital looks to accommodate its increasing number of pupils. 

The new facility at Granard Primary School is Roan’s first BIM project – a process covering the entire life cycle of a building from conception to demolition in a 3D digital model of its physical and functional characteristics. Designed to meet BIM level two requirements, Roan is designing and delivering a sustainable, two-storey, standalone, classroom complex comprising of seven classrooms, open learning studios, cloakrooms, WCs, kitchen facilities and staffrooms. 

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End-of-year accounts show 32.8% annual growth at Metrotile UK

Year-end accounts show 32.8 per cent year-on-year growth at leading lightweight steel roofing tile firm Metrotile UK.

The Chippenham-based company enjoyed sales of just over £7.1 million in its year 2014/15 which came to a close at the end of January.

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The BEST way to operate and maintain your built asset

It is no secret that BIM can help create and maintain facilities that provide a host of benefits ranging from improved efficiency, lower carbon emissions and reduced cost. However, these perks are not possible without an integrated supply chain; reaching right from design phase through to operation. 

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South West half price energy scheme wins award-recognition

Cornish manufacturer Kensa Heat Pumps and Westward Housing Group have won South West Regional Project of the Year for their innovative heating upgrade scheme in Holsworthy, Devon. 

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