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Construction technology is reshaping the construction sector and delivering greater opportunities for contractors and manufacturers to adopt offsite and modular construction techniques using digital construction techniques. We bring you the latest construction technology news and techniques that are helping to boost productivity and collaboration for these organisations whilst helping them to operate greener, smarter and safer.

Transport infrastructure

Driving innovation in transport infrastructure

The Intelligent Infrastructure Control Centre is a new cloud-based platform developed by the TIES Living Lab that aims to harness digital to radically change the way the UK designs, delivers and manages transport infrastructure.
Causeway, contactless facial recognition,

Causeway launches facial recognition solution for safer sites

The latest Causeway Donseed release includes new contactless facial recognition technology, which enables construction contractors to verify identity at sign-in and sign-out without any skin contact.
SaaS platform, cloud desktop,

SaaS platform increases AEC firms’ business agility

Enterprise desktop cloud company, Workspot, announced that Torti Gallas + Partners has successfully deployed its cloud desktop SaaS platform and workstation solutions.
Construction sector,

Pagabo and Sheffield university to ‘shake up’ construction sector

National framework provider Pagabo has forged a research agreement with the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) to challenge current methods in the construction sector.
Digital strategy, digital technology,

Engineering: From surviving to thriving with a digital strategy

Many of the businesses that have survived – and even thrived – in these extraordinary circumstances are organisations that have digital technology at their heart. Or, at least, a plan to put it there, says Sam Stephens, chief engineer at Atkins.
built environment

Four Futures, One Choice: The construction industry in 2040

A new study examines four scenarios for how the construction sector and the built environment will look by 2040. Lead author Dr Didem Gürdür Broo discusses how the choices we make today can shape a better future.
drone,

Consortium wins £30m grant to accelerate drone inspections

Consortium secures grant to accelerate remote inspection and monitoring of industrial sites by drone during the Covid-19 crisis.
vehicle tracking system

How vehicle tracking can help enforce company speeding policy

Quartix explores how vehicle tracking systems can help enforce your company speeding policy and make journeys safer for your drivers.
building control software,

Partnership to deliver new office development platform

DEF Software is collaborating with Telford & Wrekin Council to create and launch a new back office development platform which will result in the next generation of planning and building control software.
Augmented reality, uk construction

How augmented reality delivers on the UK’s Construction Deal

Here, David Mitchell, founder and CEO of UK construction technology start-up XYZ Reality, talks about the deep-rooted limitations of innovation in construction and how augmented reality is delivering long-overdue change.
Innovation Accelerator, HS2

Five more tech firms join HS2 Innovation Accelerator initiative

HS2 Ltd has announced the names of the five new cutting-edge tech firms that will join its Innovation Accelerator programme.
CRM technology

Why the UK’s construction industry should embrace CRM technology

Philip Mayling, CEO of BuddyCRM, explores how CRM technology is helping the construction industry to weather the impact of Covid-19.
Robot, HS2, tunnelling machines

HS2 uses robot to improve safety on tunnelling machines

HS2 is using a robot to improve safety and efficiency on the high-speed rail project’s first two giant tunnelling machines, set to launch early next year.
Digital Engineering, digital technologies

Digital engineering is needed to reach UK zero-carbon goals

It may appear the 2050 zero-carbon deadline is far off in the future. However, if we are to eliminate all carbon-based sources of energy throughout the UK, work must begin now on a whole-system approach.
Institute of Technology, IoT, East Riding College

Construction work commences on Institute of Technology centre

Construction of the new Institute of Technology at East Riding College in its Beverley campus has commenced.
Location data, Geospatial Commission

Government launches £2m transport location data competition

The Geospatial Commission has partnered with Innovate UK to create a new £2m competition which will look at how location data can spark innovation and support the future of mobility for the United Kingdom. Abigail Page, head of innovation and skills at the Geospatial Commission, explains.
Construction software

Achilles and Causeway to develop streamlined supplier data system

Achilles Information, the global leader and partner of choice for supply chain risk and performance management, has announced a partnership with Causeway Technologies, the largest specialist construction software provider.
Transforming Construction

Opportunity in adversity: Time to act to transform construction

Following publication of the Transforming Construction report, Professor Cam Middleton, director of the University of Cambridge Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering & Technology, reflects on the current opportunity for the industry.
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PRiSM: Using location data to support precision-manufactured homes

Precision-manufactured housing can solve the shortfall in affordable homes. Jami Cresser-Brown, director of creative technologies at Bryden Wood, discusses a new app developed with the GLA and Cast Consultancy that harnesses location data to support its adoption.
Rapid Capture

Rapid Capture: Using smart technology in the wake of Covid-19

Lee McDougall, geomatic director at building consultancy and architecture practice AHR, explains how technology can help us safely attend our workplaces where we are required to do so, as we all adjust to the “new normal”.
Infrastructure projects (construction sector, centralised system)

The role of technology in the Covid-19 construction recovery

Jonny Hayes, a civil engineering technology expert from The Access Group, explains how implementing the right systems can help streamline many of the day-to-day processes draining resources, allowing teams to increase the speed, accuracy and reporting of their tenders.
DfMA, Digital Built Britain

The Forge: Quantifying the value of P-DfMA and digital delivery

The Centre for Digital Built Britain, as part of the Construction Innovation Hub, is supporting a ground-breaking commercial development. Thayla Zomer, a research student embedded in the project team, reports on her work assessing the benefits to industry of applying Modern Methods of Construction and a digital delivery approach to a commercial development.
Rail projects, Network rail

Innovative technology to transform Network Rail projects

Network Rail is working with technology startup, nPlan to use machine learning technology across its projects, with the aim of transforming the way it's major rail projects are delivered.
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Mott MacDonald alliance to improve performance of major projects

Mott MacDonald and ARES Software UK have formed a new alliance to help clients improve the delivery performance of major projects.
vehicle tracking dashboard,

Could vehicle tracking dashboards make your fleet more productive?

Operational dashboards provide you a live summary of data that your vehicle tracking system collects. Quartix dashboards are a good choice for your business vehicle tracking needs.
Digital transformation, SME, Construction industry

Why SMEs are vital to digital transformation

With SMEs accounting for the vast majority of the construction supply chain, adopting digital transformation could bring significant benefits for the whole industry, yet the evidence suggests they are being left behind. What needs to change?

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Construction Technology News

Construction technology is reshaping the construction sector and delivering greater opportunities for contractors and manufacturers to adopt offsite and modular construction techniques using digital construction techniques.

We bring you the latest construction technology news and techniques that are helping to boost productivity and collaboration for these organisations whilst helping them to operate greener, smarter and safer.