Adapt and survive in these digital times

With the data revolution sweeping through the construction sector, building services firms are on the hunt for a new type of design professional. Liza Young finds out what it takes to be a digital engineer

Breaking BIM

In his second instalment, Hoare Lea’s Ben Roberts explains why buildings need to be able to talk to each other on common terms

Brains storm – Digital Catapult’s Hackathon

To mark the launch of a database containing information from the Building Performance Evaluation programme, digital, construction and property experts teamed up to discuss how they could use data to close the performance gap. Alex Smith finds out who stood out from the IT crowd at Hackathon

Down to zero – winner of Ashrae modelling competition

An ASHRAE competition pitched teams of industry practitioners against each other to come up with the best model of a zero-net energy building. ‘Team IES’ won Best Energy Use and the firm’s Liam Buckley, who coached the team, describes the winning project