On a regular basis, we highlight content posted on other blogs that we feel would benefit our readers. This week's blog highlights include:
Construction Mainly Technology Laggards
Paul Wilkinson highlights the findings of a recent KPMG global construction survey report on technology use by engineering and construction companies. Basically, one in 10 companies are at the leading edge while the rest are trying to keep up. This reflects the traditional conservatism towards technology that exists in construction. Read more of Paul's blog at the Extranet Evolution website. The full 28-page KPMG report is available here.
Climate Change, Flooding and the Construction Industry
Flooding is just one impact of a worldwide climate change problem, and will increasingly affect the construction industry. A recent post at the Constructonomics blog discusses how legislation and higher building standards will be necessary. More flood defenses and surface water management strategies, for example, are possible solutions. Read the full post here.
Coordinating BIM with Field Tolerances
The increased use of building information modeling (BIM) for fabrication and clash detection has led a trend toward tighter tolerances, which doesn't always match with the reality of what's happening in the field. Several recognized construction handbooks have allowable tolerances that have become industry standards over the years which may be looser than those in a BIM specification. Read Dan Cotton's post at the McKenney's blog site for a few lessons learned on improving the success of BIM on your project.