Wednesday, February 22, 2017

European construction output sees falls and rises

Output in the construction sector across the Eurozone fell by 0.2% in December compared to November but grew by 0.6% across the 28 countries of the EU (EU28), including a 2.2% rise in the UK & Czech Republic.

Source: The Construction Index

Monday, February 20, 2017

Secondment News

As the RiMaCon project draws to a close at the end of March, several secondments are currently underway in order to continue work on testing and validation of the prototype software.

Marco Vettorazzo (Vetto) is currently on his final secondment to the University of Wolverhampton, as is Craig Smith (Computors). Dr Shuba Suresh (University of Wolverhampton) is also on secondment to Vetto this week, joining Martin Hirman (UoWB) who has been on secondment to Vetto for some time to progress work on WP5 (testing & validation). 

RiMaCon project co-ordinator, Prof. Chike Oduoza has recently returned from Vetto where he spent a week on secondment to familiarise himself  with the prototype and progress work on testing and validation. He was joined by the recruited researcher from the University of Wolverhampton who demonstrated the prototype software to staff from Vetto and those on secondment and advised on the approach to testing and validation.  

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Upcoming secondments to Vetto

Later this month, the RiMaCon Project Manager and the recruited researcher from the University of Wolverhampton will travel to Italy for one week as part of work package 5.

During this week they will work closely with Vetto staff and the RiMaCon secondee from University of West Bohemia to explain how the prototype software works and find a relevant case study to use, set up the software with relevant data from the case study identified, go through the model and generate outputs, and to decide how outputs should be formulated.

This critical visit will take place w/c 13th February.