BLM - Latest technological innovations for the construction industry

Latest technological innovations for the construction industry

Safety and environmental sustainability are becoming increasingly important in the construction sector and the search for innovative tools and technologies such as those related to the world of structural Building Information Modelling (BIM) actively collaborate to achieve this important goal.

As far as safety on site is concerned, among the many technologies that over the years have made it possible to improve the working conditions of operators, tube laser cutting has had and is having an increasing impact by eliminating preparation of parts on site, greatly simplifying the installation of structures and improving the product quality.

Thanks to the laser cutting technology of tubes and beams, it is possible, in fact, to create even extremely complex components, with notches and chamfers that would be practically impossible to achieve with traditional techniques.

In addition, BLM GROUP’s Lasertube technology has a significant added value: the ArTube software for programming tube laser cutting systems allows you to easily import IFC files generated via structural BIM such as Tekla. This makes all elements of the structure immediately available to the operator, allowing any changes and conversion into production-ready machine programs.

Thanks to this type of solution, manufacturers and designers can easily cooperate in the implementation of more modern and efficient construction techniques and exchange detailed information on both the strength and sustainability of the materials used.

Dr. Paolo Sattamino, Technical Director of Harpaceas Srl, has recently delivered a presentation on “Laser cutting in structural solutions”, promoted by BLM GROUP and Fondazione Promozione Acciaio ( He explained in detail the most recent technological innovations that revolve around the world of 3D structural BIM; solutions that aim to respond to the new needs of the market, including the growing complexity of products, the need to build in an increasingly efficient and sustainable way, and safety on site.

Contact: Jon Curtis