The OPEN BIM Network is a UK based independent, open and non-product specific group facilitated by Constructing Excellence. The primary function of the OPEN BIM Network is to inform industry about Open BIM, what it means, why it is increasingly becoming the global solution of choice, how it can be done and what, collectively, industry can do to accelerate its adoption.
To what extent does the type and delivery of information presented to citizens impact on their willingness to pay for protection of natural habitats? This report examines this question through the issue of public attitudes to river protection. By investigating the impact of social and environmental information, and the role of government and industry in providing it, this report highlights how the use of different information affects different environmental arguments.
This report is based on a national survey conducted in November and December 2011 of 4,031 Indian adults, using an approximately 75 percent urban and 25 percent rural sample. The study was designed to investigate the current state of public climate change awareness, beliefs, attitudes, policy support, and behaviour, as well as public observations of changes in local weather and climate patterns and self-reported vulnerability to extreme weather events.
This publication summarises adults’ experiences of, and attitudes towards, rail travel in the United Kingdom using questions asked on the Office for National Statistics Opinions omnibus survey in April 2012.
The Neighbourhood Planning Team in the Department for Communities and Local Government brings together planning expertise with experience in decentralisation and communities work. The first edition of their newsletter, dated September 2012, is available online.
This document from VisitBritain provides an indication of how Britain was perceived during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games based on the feedback of VisitBritain’s staff who were monitoring the media and national sentiment in overseas markets. Perceptions of Britain’s creativity, heritage and Culture, arts and music, and diversity seem to have been huge positives for the destination across the board. Weather, food, and transport and security seemed to have remained largely neutral, whereas perceptions of Britain as a value for money destination seem to have suffered somewhat.
In this Town and Country Planning Association ‘Tomorrow Series’ paper, John Walker sets out how SLICs, a type of Strategic Land and Infrastructure Contract, hold the key to unlocking garden cities and suburbs, as well as many other locally planned large developments. This type of contractual arrangement enables timely and predictable provision of essential infrastructure to be committed at an early stage, enhancing both investor and community confidence in the quality and deliverability of new garden cities and suburbs. The paper takes the Association’s Garden Cities campaign a step further, by making an important contribution to the debate about how we deliver sustainable new communities through capturing land value and creating certainty by focusing on de-risking the development process.
Significant updates and additions have been made to VisitBritain’s Market and Trade Profile for Germany, featuring 2011 International Passenger Survey data, 2012 aviation capacity data and analysis of the ways this well-travelled market plans and books trips.
The Residential Landlords Association has published a guide to Green Deal legislation and what it means for landlords.
The latest issue of AEC Magazine picks the best new tools for reviewing, coordinating and marking up multidisciplinary BIM models.