How 3D Models are shaping our citites – Nick Edwards, BDP
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Urban Master Planning In Stephen Cousin’s fascinating interview in BIM+, Nick Edwards, urbanist principal of BDP Architects, explains the latest thinking and how models could evolve in future. Cities worldwide are developing intelligent 3D models to help streamline urban master planning and gauge the impact of new developments and public services. .

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Green Building Materials Market – Design & Construction Network (DCN)
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Significant Growth Forecast Writing in DCN, electrical contractor Ravindra Patil forecasts significant growth rates for these markets over the next 4 years. Green buildings, also known as sustainable buildings or green construction are buildings that make use of environment-friendly and resource-efficient processes for their designing, construction, maintenance, renovation, and operation throughout their lifecycle.

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Mini Living – BMW
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BMW’s Real Estate Venture According to Joe Quirke writing in Global Construction Review, BMW has its sights set on real estate development. With work due to start on site imminently, their first project will be mini-apartments in a mixed-use “urban hotspot” located in a former paint factory in the Jing’an District of central Shanghai.

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CDM Wizard – CITB
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CDM Plans are Compulsory … but how many architects, house builders, contractors and others bother to understand them, or ensure that they are in place before any works start on site? This invaluable tool from CITB will help anyone who has this responsibility to lighten their workload.

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‘Right to Build’ Landslide – NaCSBA
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Over 33,000 sign up – NaCSBA Research National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA) research has found that, since 1st April 2016, over 33,000 people have signed up to Right to Build registers across England to secure a plot to design and build their dream home.

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