BIMx Web viewer

BIMx Web viewer

BIMx helps you deliver engaging and interactive design presentations on the fly. Now introducing the new BIMx web viewer. The BIMx web viewer is a free service and it does not require any browser plug-in to download or any software to install. It works on desktop computers and mobile devices, including Microsoft Surface. BIMx hyper-models… Read more BIMx Web viewer

How Tall Buildings Tame the Wind | The B1M

How Tall Buildings Tame the Wind | The B1M

Wind is one of the most important factors that architects and engineers must consider when designing tall buildings. While skyscrapers might appear to be highly-strengthened, immovable structures, all tall buildings are in fact designed with a degree of flexibility in mind. This is principally due to the impact that wind forces (known as “wind loads”)… Read more How Tall Buildings Tame the Wind | The B1M

What are Horizontal Elevators? | The B1M

What are Horizontal Elevators? | The B1M

The recently unveiled “elevator of the future” can not only travel up and down, but also sideways and even diagonally. Created by German industrial-giant ThyssenKrupp, the world’s first “rope-free elevator” looks set to create a revolutionary step-change in the design of skyscrapers, enabling them to be built even higher. For the past 160 years, elevator… Read more What are Horizontal Elevators? | The B1M

What is Cross Laminated Timber (CLT)? | The B1M

What is Cross Laminated Timber (CLT)? | The B1M

Cross laminated timber, or CLT, is an engineered timber product that is threatening to upset the dominance of the big two structural materials: concrete and steel. Initially driven by the material’s sustainable credentials, cross laminated timber buildings are gaining traction, as they can be quicker, cheaper, cleaner and quieter to build than traditional structures. Over… Read more What is Cross Laminated Timber (CLT)? | The B1M

Health and Safety in Construction: A Visual History | The B1M

Health and Safety in Construction: A Visual History | The B1M

In the 19th century, when navvies were building the UK’s railways, three workers died for every mile of track laid, with the death rate rising much higher in tunnelling sections. Since this time great strides have been made to improve health and safety on construction sites. We take a look back at the key moments… Read more Health and Safety in Construction: A Visual History | The B1M