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Construction of government buildings such as schools and hospitals could be sped up by ‘prefabbing’ them in factories

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Construction of government buildings such as schools and hospitals could be sped up by ‘prefabbing’ them in factories

Construction of government buildings such as schools and hospitals could be sped up by ‘prefabbing’ them in factories Setting out £600billion worth on infrastructure spending over the next decade, Treasury minister Robert Jenrick said “new methods of construction” needed to be “embraced”. Exchequer Secretary Robert Jenrick has said the government will 'embrace new methods of construction' over the next decade Gov.org 2 Exchequer Secretary Robert Jenrick has said the government will 'embrace new methods of construction' over the next decade Get the best Sun stories with our daily Sun10 newsletter Your information will be used in accordance with our privacy...

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Construction starts on 220-megawatt solar park in Mexico

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Construction starts on 220-megawatt solar park in Mexico

Construction starts on 220-megawatt solar park in Mexico Magdalena II is slated to commence operations in the second half of 2019. The solar power facility will produce around 600 gigawatt hours of energy per year. Anmar Frangoul Published 6:31 AM ET Thu, 8 Nov 2018 CNBC.com The solar park is set to commence operations in the second half of 2019. The solar park is set to commence operations in the second half of 2019. The Enel Group has commenced construction of a 220 megawatt solar photovoltaic park in Mexico via its subsidiary, Enel Green Power Mexico. The Magdalena II facility...

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Technology trends that will reshape the construction industry

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Technology trends that will reshape the construction industry

Technology trends that will reshape the construction industry The global construction industry continued to make progress this last year on efforts to leverage new technology to tackle its longstanding and well-documented productivity challenges, according to Burcin Kaplanoglu, Senior Director, Industry Strategy and Innovation, Oracle. That trend should accelerate further as forward-looking AEC firms embrace new tools, approaches and data-centric strategies to improve project and business outcomes, he says. Kin to the Bechtel dynasty, Darren Bechtel of Brick & Mortar Ventures recently noted in Wired Magazine that construction is “one of the last massive industries to be disrupted”. There is growing...

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Digitising construction

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Digitising construction

Digitising construction BIM technology is revolutionary for construction, bringing together design, planning and infrastructure, and enhancing communication between contractors, sub contractors and supply chain. Its influential nature has become a fundamental in the design, creation and development of public sector buildings, and is increasingly being applied to schemes across the UK. We spoke with Mark Norton, Head of BIM, and Simon Spink, Head of Visualisation, at ISG about the technology and how it has integrated itself into the AEC landscape. Having joined the industry in the 80s as a Mechanical Engineer, and building an interest in CAD, Mark has been...

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The Water Footprint Of Hydroelectric Dam Construction

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The Water Footprint Of Hydroelectric Dam Construction

The Water Footprint Of Hydroelectric Dam Construction   Freshwater availability is limited. During many periods of the year and in many places around the world, the demand for freshwater for human use exceeds what is sustainably available, while growing populations, increasing wealth, and climate change all aggravate the already dire current status. Historically, we turned to constructing dams in order to regulate freshwater availability. Building and operating dams and reservoirs brought humanity much good, to this present day. But it also gave rise to associated costs, both in (socio)economic and ecological terms. It is therefore increasingly acknowledged that reservoirs are...

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