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August 18, 2022

Part 3: Ten years after the Government Construction Strategy was published, where are construction industry clients on their road to BIM adoption?

Part three of the series Ten years after the Government Construction Strategy was published, where are construction industry clients on their road to BIM adoption?
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March 19, 2021

To test, or not to test... Part 2

Continuing from ‘To test, or not to test… Part 1’ by Aleksandra Barecka Should we care about testing our front-end if the back-end is covered with tests?
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March 19, 2021

Why I matterlab

A story from Laurence Elsdon, explaining his journey to working at matterlab and why he feels inspired to work here - filled with Geordie puns!
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March 18, 2021

A tale of 1 major new feature, 2 enhancements and 24 hours

How we rapidly fixed a quality of life issue with a new feature, and the fun we had in the process!
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February 23, 2021

Specifying Level of Information (LOI). The NBS Toolkit & Uniclass 2015 Under the Magnifying Glass

The NBS Toolkit is a great reference resource for many and also, it provides a good starting point for clients who may not have defined information requirements.
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February 19, 2021

To test, or not to test... Part 1

Part 1 covers the benefits and costs of writing tests into your code.
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October 12, 2020

Can solving a sudoku puzzle help us design?

Could the same logic used to solve a sudoku puzzle help us explore zone allocation in architectural design? The following blog post explores how the wave function collapse algorithm can be used to tackle a variety of problems that go from puzzle solving to zone allocation using adjacency constraints.
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July 10, 2020

Investments and rising start-ups in the AEC industry

Investments into the AEC space today total well over $2.3bn. As a rising start-up in this industry, we're particularly interested in how this money is being distributed. In this piece, we take a look at some of the investments happening right now.
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July 1, 2020

matterlab appointed by Clarion Housing Group

The UK’s largest provider of affordable housing, Clarion Housing Group, has partnered with matterlab, to bring technology and innovation to the forefront of their offering.
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June 30, 2020

Why you should think more about archiving your projects

Archiving is often overlooked during projects — but it’s important. Missing this step could leave you in a pretty sticky situation further down the line. Here’s why.
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June 29, 2020

The practicalities of building a start-up: Part 2

An overview of the logistical steps we went through to establish our business, from stability to growth.
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