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BIM & Video Collaboration in the UK Construction Sector: Read Our Guide

BIM & Video Collaboration in the UK Construction Sector: Read Our Guide

To encourage efficiency in the Public Sector, Level 2 BIM will be mandated on all UK public sector construction projects in 2016. Building Information Modelling (BIM) helps to improve efficiency in designing, creating, maintaining and decommissioning infrastructure and buildings. Whilst adopting BIM means creating a single repository for all information from conception through the life of a building, the intent behind it is to create efficient means of collaborating on construction projects, not just a single point for information storage.

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Videocall’s Latest Update to ICE includes support for Polycom® RealConnect™ and Polycom® RealPresence® Web Suite Pro.

Videocall’s Latest Update to ICE includes support for Polycom® RealConnect™ and Polycom® RealPresence® Web Suite Pro.

Leading UK video conferencing and telepresence service provider Videocall today launched version 5 of their VaaS platform ICE (Intelligent Cloud Experience). As well as now containing a dynamic directory, the ICE platform has been integrated with Polycom RealConnect and Polycom RealPresence Web Suite Pro services providing even more enterprise functionality in the cloud.

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Talking to Polycom's Marco Landi and Videocall's Rob Portwood about the office of the future

Talking to Polycom's Marco Landi and Videocall's Rob Portwood about the office of the future

As part of our campaign on whether the perfect office environment exists; I wanted to gain the thoughts of two leaders within the video conferencing industry.

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How IT Improves Productivity in the Construction Industry

How IT Improves Productivity in the Construction Industry

When managing construction projects communication is key. The timely and precise exchange of information is essential between construction workers and designers, engineers and clients.
Construction companies are now seeing the great benefits of implementing a video conferencing or unified collaboration solution into their operation that enables much faster collaboration, reduced operating costs and higher productivity.

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Video Conferencing – Improving Communications and Avoiding Delays

Video Conferencing – Improving Communications and Avoiding Delays

How can you avoid construction projects being set back by unforeseen delays?
With projects increasing in size and scope, strict timelines and economic constraints, it is no surprise that a report from the National Audit Office found that 70% of government construction projects were delivered late.
With these challenges in mind, how can businesses forecast and manage costs on a global scale in an unpredictable industry while overcoming barriers of location, time and budget?

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Find Out More about the ICE and Skype for Business Relationship

Find Out More about the ICE and Skype for Business Relationship

The latest update to our cloud service offering ICE, is now available. Containing many new features, Managing Director of Videocall Rob Portwood said, "This is probably the most exciting update to ICE since we first launched it. It is not just us getting excited about this new release either, but both Polycom and Microsoft, as they can also see the potential in what we have built."

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