Author: Martin Watson

Phantom 3 Professional

The Phantom 3 Professional is a top of the range professional UAV with great flying capabilities and an onboard 4K camera for shooting high-quality images and video. Positives The onboard camera comes pre-installed with this model onwards, meaning there is no messing about with having to buy additional cameras. The onboard camera shoots and impressive 4K Video Read More …

BIM beyond the 2016 Mandate?

Introduction In May 2011, The UK Government released the Construction Strategy aimed at reducing the cost of public sector assets by 20% before 2016. To achieve these savings the government outlined that they will require fully collaborative 3D BIM as a minimum by 2016. It is now 2016 and the mandate is imminent, meaning all Read More …

10 Ways to use Drones in Construction!

The usage of drones in construction has rocketed in recent years. Large projects such as Crossrail are now using drones on projects. Construct Digital break down the Top 10 uses of drones in construction… 1. Building Surveys Building surveyors will know that most building surveys require visibility of the buildings roof to identify its condition and assess any defects. In most instances getting access to a roof can Read More …

What is BIM? The basics… [Infographic]

For more info scroll down… 1. Definition BIM (Building Information Modeling) involves collaboration through the entire life-cycle of an asset, underpinned by the creation, collation and exchange of shared 3D models and intelligent, structured data attached to them. 2. BIM is not Just 3D CAD A new technology application In the future, it is here and now! 2. Why BIM, Why Now? In a number of European countries, several bodies are pushing for a more integrated adoption of BIM standards, in order to Read More …

Top 5 Digital Construction Technology Innovations 2016!

Digital Construction Technology   Developments in digital construction technology have been extraordinary in recent years, and the fun doesn’t stop here! Product developers around the world are continuing to push the boundaries to create better digital products for the architecture, engineering and construction industry. Here are 5 developments you should expect to see from 2016 onwards. Drones Drone usage in the UK and around the Read More …