5G Enabling Digitisation in Construction Webinar
Friday 15th July @3.30pm BST
EMS is presenting at this COMIT Projects webinar that discuss how 5G has the potential to transform Construction Industry and how it can benefit from it, including rapid site set-up, connectivity in remote locations, speed, bandwidth, real-time data for progress and safety monitoring, VR, AR and Mixed Reality solutions (XR), BIM/digital, surveys, potential for autonomous solutions such as robotics, IOT, LTE- M for asset management advancement.
Panel + Q&A
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Thu 14th Jul 2022
Innovation Economy Keith Waller Construction Innovation Hub
BIM to virtual twins Jack Livings Dassault Systemes
Decarbonising Construction Tushant Suri Multiplex
Rossella Nicolin Laing O’Rourke
Project Planning Richard Middlebrook Prolectric
Project Control Dave Hurren RPC UK
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World’s first cement-free piles
Aarsleff Ground Engineering is trialling cement free piles. The test piles use Cem-free concrete and are more environmentally friendly as require less carbon to manufacture and are more resistant to chemical attack.
Centrum Pile is involved as a partner in the LOCOWAG – Low Carbon Concrete within Aggressive Ground project.
The trial is a world first at the site with partners DB Group and BRE. The trial will stress-test the piles, assess durability & create an industry stakeholder group to support adoption with AC3M UK.
Portland cement which is used in more building applications accounts for 5-8% of global carbon emissions.
Keltbray £50m National Highways
Keltbray has been selected to deliver £50m upgrade works to the M621 Junctions 1-7 between Leeds & surrounding areas. Work will commence in August and complete in 2 years.
Additional lanes will be constructed with the hard shoulder turning into a traffic lane.
£750m Midlands public sector winners announced
8 contractors have been selected by Scape Procurement to deliver £750m of work including Jeakins Weir, Stepnell, GF Tomlinson, Lindum Group, Ashe Construction, Conamar, Clegg Construction and R G Carter to deliver public sector works across 15 counties in the Midlands and East.
Tarmac buys first electric concrete mixer truck
Tarmac has ordered a 100% electric concrete mixer from Renault with delivery due in Autumn. It’s maiden site will be Washwood Heath in Birmingham. Washwood Heath uses Electronic Media Services iMo technology to keep the site connected. Tarmac is working with Renault and Total Vehicle Solutions to develop a fleet of concrete mixers.
Tarmac already procures 100% green energy for its sites and the new vehicle will be 100% carbon neutral.
In addition, the new truck will be lower in noise and vibration. It’s range wil be 120km and can charge in 2 hours. Good news!
Wates has launched a new brand ‘Retrofit’ which will deliver social housing upgrades to achieve the Government target for all social housing to achieve EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) rating of C.
Wates itself has committed to achieve net zero waste & carbon across all its operations by 2025.
The service includes all aspects of upgrades such as compliance, asset management & supply chain advice, PAS 2035 and reporting and evaluation.
Nature-based solutions and going beyond net zero webinar
11am Friday 15 July
This webinar will look at the increasing importance of nature-based solutions and the promotion of an approach to infrastructure development that protects, sustainably manages and restores ecosystems to provide human wellbeing and biodiversity benefits.
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