Management

The BIM agenda reaches a new landmark
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The government has enshrined its BIM agenda in new documents that give a cradle-to-grave guide to its use. John Eynon FCIOB and David Millar RIBA summarise their content. Illustration: Nick Lowndes…

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Openness all round is the key to BIM
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In focusing the industry on the target of achieving Level 2 BIM on all projects by 2016, the government is successfully keeping the construction industry moving firmly forwards. The recent NBS National BIM Report 2013 shows that around 39% of the building industry is aware of and currently using BIM. In 2010, when the survey […]

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Richard Branson on Community Building to Grow Your Business
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When you’re launching a startup, one of your first tasks is to identify potential customers and learn about their needs. This may seem very different from the goals I have described in previous columns about defining your business’s greater purpose and helping to tackle some of the big problems our society faces today, but in […]

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CH2M HILL To Invest £65m Into UK Operations
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CH2M HILL, the employee owned infrastructure and programme management company, has today announced that it will be creating 500 new jobs across the UK in a wide range of high skilled engineering roles.

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Sustainable Property Management: Reducing Carbon And Cost
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Many organizations are facing increasing cost challenges and pressure to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions. One area of opportunity they’re beginning to recognize for both cost and CO2 emission reductions is their real estate …

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Solid performance aids Miller’s growth prospects
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Miller Group’s has seen its profit before interest rise 40% to £29.2 million during the year to December 2012, partly driven by its housebuilding business, the company said today (March 14). The private company posted a pre-tax profit of £6.6 million after 2011’s £30.4 million loss. Its total housing sales climbed 5% to 1,831 units […]

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UK jobs market has a spring in its step
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Figures released for February 2013 show a 11% rise in new job opportunities compared to the same month in 2012, with the Reed Job Index achieving a record 155 points, its highest level since December 2009. Job demand Overall demand for staff increased in February, with a seven point rise across the UK.

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It’s about time you were getting in on the app
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From games developed by teenage enthusiasts to sophisticated business tools, apps have become a global phenomenon. If you’re missing out, Roxanne McMeekan offers tips on getting started, plus some apps that might inspire you.

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