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The Door & Hardware Federation's Guide to Approved Document M, released last August, has been extremely popular, with downloads averaging 16 a day. The guide's success is due to the fact that it summarises information contained in different documents, enabling correct specification of both doors and door ironmongery in a single reference.

www. dhfonline. org. uk

Autodesk has acquired Sheffield-based NavisWorks, whose 3D software enables better coordination and sequencing in design and construction, augmenting the Revit platform for Building Information Modelling (BIM).

The latest version of Gehry Technologies' digital project software, DP R3, has been launched in the UK. DP R3 combines the power of 3D parametric modelling with Building Information Modelling (BIM).

www. dte. co. uk

Coal is still an important fuel for the UK, providing 35 per cent of baseload electricity.

And for an increasing number of people, 'clean coal' is the future. Unlike standard coal, it can be processed efficiently through gasification, which also allows 90 per cent of the CO 2 to be captured for sequestration, typically underground. See the 'Clean Coal' publication, available from www. cps. org. uk

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