What are BIM and BEM? | Jargon buster
Building design and delivery often start with BIM – building information modelling. In recent years, these digital representations of buildings have started to focus more heavily on energy performance, which is where BEM comes in. Sandeep Ahuja of cove.tool explains the importance of both.
EU to crack down on poor building performance
Proposals from the European Commission to set minimum energy standards for buildings have ramped up after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. PlaceTech sets out everything that real estate needs to know about this policy update.
VIDEO | PlaceTech visits 1 Triton Square
A retrofit that proves sustainability can be both cost effective and a magnet for the world’s biggest companies, 1 Triton Square is a statement in the heart of London. PlaceTech visited the site to find out how British Land and Arup slashed the building’s emissions and secured a massive pre-let from Meta along the way.
CASE STUDY | BMW enjoys ‘vast efficiency’ of digital twin factories
The compelling benefits BMW has seen from starting to scan its car plants have encouraged the motor giant to set a target of early 2023 to have a digital scan of every one of its vehicle plants worldwide, using NavVis and Nvidia systems.
CASE STUDY | Ford research campus by IBI
Architecture practice and technology champion IBI Group is working with Ford Motor Company to design the new 2.2m sq ft research and engineering centre in Dearborn, Michigan where 6,000 workers will develop new products to help shape the future of mobility.