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Good BIM use meets bad BIM use
Experts praise increased utilisation of tech, but claim incorrect implementation can be costly
Boris Johnson gives thumbs up to JCB’s hydrogen plans
OEM aims to have first hydrogen-powered construction equipment on the market in 2022
Benefits and challenges of modular construction
Modular structure is proving popular for a wider range of construction projects
AI could help reduce building emissions
Algorithm can predict energy rates in a split second, potentially improving design and renovation
Trimble and Totalmobile win HS2 contract
Tech companies to provide new vehicle booking and inventory management system for JV company made up of Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial and BAM
Causeway Technologies secures US$193 million investment
Funding deals means Five Arrows Principal Investments now gains a minority share in the construction software specialist 
Topcon launches new survey models
New LN-150 robotic layout navigator and GT-1200 total station models improve accuracy of paving curbs and gutters
Facial recognition tech also takes temperature of workers
Facial recognition technology being used in Scotland that also takes temperatures of workers, helping in fight about Covid
Robotic ‘dog’ could now help save lives
Research conducted by Scotland’s National Robotarium aims to save lives and cut CO2 emissions
US and UK to work together on BIM
Two countries to work together to help develop the US National BIM Programme
Altaaqa partners with AFC Energy on fuel cell gensets
Saudi Arabian rental company and AFC Energy sign memorandum of understanding to develop hydrogen fuel cell products
GAP Hire aims for carbon net-zero by 2040
UK rental company GAP Hire Solutions said it aims to be carbon net-zero by 2040
Decarbonisation research project launched in UK
Ministry of Justice’s Decarbonising Precast Concrete project will see Innovate UK lead construction industry specialists in collaborative research
Funding boost for eco-friendly brick
€1.2 million from Zero Waste Scotland to scale up production of K-briq made from construction waste
Kier & Sunbelt deliver 40% fuel savings
UK contractor Kier and rental business Sunbelt Rentals combine to demonstrate significant fuel and CO2 reductions
Sunbelt Rentals UK invests in ZTR telematics
Introduced across its powered access fleet, the solution addresses unauthorised use, theft and unsafe operation
Doosan to show XiteCloud tech at Hillhead Digital
Doosan Infracore’s new XiteCloud quarrying, mining and construction platform will be presented to the UK for the first time at this year’s online event
Video interview: GAP Group enters machine control sector
Murray Pollok of International Rental News talks to GAP Group’s Jim Burke about the hi-tech rental initiative
Virtual models optimise HS2 safety
Centre for Modelling & Simulation using digital flood prevention tech on UK’s HS2 railway
Morris adds €4.5 million of generator stock
UK-based Morris Site Machinery adds Denyo and ArcGen generators for UK and European markets
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