Throughout the life of a building, from conception to occupation, and beyond, on-line tools provide scope for collaboration in a way that has not been possible before. GAVIN DALE explains.
Emitex has added a Category 6 package to its range of data-cabling products to meet the need for higher transmission speeds.
Graphisoft’s CADLink program for the design of HVAC and electrical services is based on a 3D database that tracks all elements with which a building is put together. Using Graphisoft’s Virtual Building model makes it possible to design, administer and manage a building throughout its entire life cycle.
Estimating software that links directly into the Jewson’s price list is being launched by HBXL. This price list is continuously updated.
Delivering projects more efficiently requires improved collaboration. Anne King explains how information and communications technology could be a means to this end.
Estimation has launched a services-and-maintenance module. It is designed for managing every aspect of a service department in a contracting organisation or for companies that specialise in building-services maintenance.
Commissioning and maintenance specialist Commtech offers a web-based documentation service as part of its engineering support services. It is seen as a vital element in its after-sales care, leading to high levels of repeat business.