Here’s what we have found most interesting this week.
THE BOUNCE BACK BULLETIN: UPDATE
The talk about the economic and societal benefits of investment in construction continue. Hannah Vickers’ article is interesting:
‘…for example, housing will be one area which many will push as a panacea for both our industry and society. Following both world wars there was a renewed focus on building homes and a similar approach could work today…
…we’ll need investment in social infrastructure such as schools, nurseries, GP surgeries and libraries that helps to create a true sense of community…
…Having become used to living without traffic over these last few weeks we’ll need to do everything possible to ensure that we don’t return to congestion and air pollution, especially in our big cities. The answer, of course, is more integrated transport planning – investing in cycling networks, buses and rail as a system…’
Read more here.
Also check out our bulletin here for the latest articles on the construction industry’s Great British Bounce Back.
FREE HOME-BASED TRAINING + TESTING
In case anyone missed this, and because it’s still helpful to know about during the lockdown – JohnsonBIM, WhiteFrog and Knowledgesmart have pulled together to offer free online BIM technology training and testing for anyone wanting to improve their digital skills while home based. Check out the post here on how to access these courses.
BIMBEING: THE JOURNEY
Psalm #43 on the issue with having a multitude of tools measuring BIM maturity – how do you compare one company to another if using different assessment tools?
Psalm #44 – how will things change once the lockdown is over?
Follow the full BIMBeing journey here.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Roger Gillespie, Managing Director of Training LMS
Read the full article on CIOB members adapting to COVID-19 restrictions here.
EVENTS NEXT WEEK
Further delays to the events we recommend, it is likely most will be beginning again in August at the earliest (if things go well!). We will continue to update as and when we hear anything, including any events that change to being virtual instead!
If you see anything we should be featuring please let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org
Head to our events page for further information.