What is BIM (and how does it work)?

Here’s why building information modelling (BIM) is at the centre of digital transformation across architecture, construction and the wider built environment. Construction projects are far from simple. From the design and…

Your guide to the golden thread: the cornerstone of building information

The golden thread is a hot topic in the construction industry as the Building Safety Act comes into effect. Here’s why. To most people, a building is purely a physical…

What is adaptive reuse (and why is it important)?

Adaptive reuse has emerged as a sustainable alternative to demolition for the built environment. Here’s how it works. The Göbekli Tepe is an archaeological site that was inhabited from 9500…

3D printing in construction: is it worth the hype?

Many predict 3D printing could help revolutionise the way we approach construction in the built environment, but how much truth is there to this claim? With nations around the world…

Human-centred design 101: here’s what it means for architectural design

Applying human-centric design principles to our buildings and structures can have a wide range of benefits for both their occupants and the environment. Society and the built environment are intrinsically…

What is DfMA (and what does it mean for construction)?

Adopting the Design for Manufacture and Assembly approach can help construction firms maximise efficiency and ensure the future of the built environment is sustainable. Construction is evolving. From off-site construction and…