Security

Uptick and PlanRadar: Two Scale-Ups Transforming Building Compliance for Life Safety

Dame Judith Hackitt has spoken extensively about the construction industry’s need for a more joined-up approach. Her report, ‘Building a Safer Future: Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety’, produced in the wake of the UK Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017, made a number of recommendations on preventing similar incidents from taking place in the future. Her vision of achieving the ‘golden thread of information’ is one where trackable, traceable digital records are made readily available across the building lifecycle from construction through to building operations. The ‘golden thread’ seeks to extend fire safety best practice beyond fire professionals to wider society, relaying key information about a building through a chain of stakeholders, from architects to fire engineers through to building safety managers to end-users.  Harnessing unstructured data could become a vital step in achieving this goal.  Two scale-ups supporting this golden thread of information through cloud-based software and workflow digitization for field service personnel in the fire protection […]

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