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Watch Out – there’s a Data Thief About!
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What will happen to internet privacy in the future? Unfortunately, we have reached a point where the internet doesn’t work correctly unless we sacrifice some of our privacy. Everything from Twitter to cell phones wants access to our personal information, GPS location, and more.

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Rise of the Timber Robots !?
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Researchers from RGU’s Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment are conducting a research project into an innovative housing construction method which could help to bring down the cost for house buyers

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Design thinking… Methodical problem-solving for people-centric businesses
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According to a recent Department for Business, Innovation and Skills report, every £1 invested in design leads to an average return on investment of £25. Forward to concerned colleagues..

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More Modular Manufacturing
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Another New 2,000-unit modular home factory Modular builder Project Etopia has partnered with panellised construction firm 4wall on a 4,650 sq m factory, to be built in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. It will produce 2,000 homes a year at the rate of five three-bed homes a day.

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Digital Energy Twins
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Award Winner is also Research Innovation Stephen Cousins reports that researchers at Newcastle University are studying energy use by creating a ‘Digital Twin’ of a new Urban Sciences Building (USB) to monitor and tweak performance and test future operational scenarios. The 12,500 sq m building is the centrepiece of a new development called the Helix, […]

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Cracking the Code Between Smart Building Technology and HVAC Systems – Energy Central
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Multiple Combined Technologies Many believe that a smart building has been enhanced with intelligent systems and implements green building concepts. That is far from the truth. A smart building uses a combination of multiple technologies, automated controls and decision-supporting software that provides a rapid and responsive environment.

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3D Printer Builds Homes from Soil & Waste
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‘Crane Style’ Printing Denise Chevin, of BIM Plus reports that Italian printing specialist WASP has taken another step forward in 3D printing by developing the technology to form a structure made out of clay and food waste, using a new “crane-style” printer.

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The Future of the Home of The Future – the verge
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‘Smart’ is still lacking Writing in The Verge, Dan Seifert reminds us that today we can have a fully connected home complete with sensors to monitor temperature, humidity, air quality, energy usage, and more, and check in on almost any appliance from anywhere in the world with just a smartphone.

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BRE Teams Up with US Green Building Council
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Partners for a Better Environment UK-based BRE and the US Green Building Council (USGBC) have announced a partnership aimed at making the global built environment cleaner, more efficient and more sustainable. They will work together to encourage buildings and the built environment globally to raise sustainability standards and deliver greater value.

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How clients can write an EIR to harness BIM and improve H&S
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Critical from the Outset Consideration of health and safety information requirements is critical from the outset of a project. The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 place duties on clients, principal designers, designers, principal contractors and contractors to share and use health and safety information.

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Sustainable Urban Drainage (SuDS)
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Flexibility, Compliance & Efficiency In this paper, Gary Morton, head of business development at ACO Water Management (aco.co.uk/cpd) explains the importance of achieving flexibility, compliance and efficiency when constructing sustainable urban drainage systems.

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