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Step-by-step guide to Level 2 BIM launched
Designing Buildings Wiki and PCSG have launched an online, step-by-step guide to Level 2 BIM supported by more than 100 linked articles.

As it is on a wiki site, the guide can be edited and imporved by users.

Adrian Burgess, technical director at PCSG said: “It’s all about collaboration. What we have created is a starting point. We’re now calling on the industry to add to and improve the guide and its supporting articles to help create a truly comprehensive resource."
Pier 55

Approval given for Thomas Heatherwick's 'floating' park in New York.
Ideas competition - Make Buildings Better

We’ve had lots of great competition entries already, but maybe you have a winning idea about how to make buildings perform better.
Unusual building design of the week - CCTV Headquarters

Beijing's CCTV Headquarters - a reinvention of the traditional skyscraper or a big pair of trousers?
Carbon Portal for BIM

Mott MacDonald develop the first 'carbon calculator' for BIM assets.
Cancer Centre at Guy’s

RSH+P's new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital in London reaches practical completion.
Energy management and building controls

BRE briefing paper encourages the use of building controls to create better environments and improve energy efficiency.

Recyclable construction materials

Is it all about supply? The future for recyclable construction materials.
Building of the week - City Hall, London
As Londoners go to the polls, a look at the building the new mayor will occupy.

Around the web

The Guardian, 4 May

On her 100th birthday, an article about how Jane Jacobs changed the way we look at cities.

RIBA, 4 May

Have your say in the newly-launched 'Working with Architects' survey.

Construction Index, 5 May

Cemex Mexico create a fire and explosion-proof concrete wall.

FMB, 4 May

FMB raise doubts about Sadiq Khan's affordable housing targets.

Considerate Constructors Scheme, 4 May

Construction's most considerate firms revealed.

Network Rail, 3 May

New Code of Conduct launched for UK rail contractors.

Construction Manager, 1 May

How Minecraft could educate the next generation of construction professionals.

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