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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.

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Viewpoint For Projects transitions to ViewpointID for single sign-on

Viewpoint for Projects (VFP) has transitioned to a dedicated authentication service for logging into the platform, named ViewpointID.
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Could digital twins transform the social housing sector?

Helen Rogers, housing product director at global software providers Civica, looks at the potential of digital twins to deliver a better, safer, greener social housing sector across the UK.
Virtual reality

Virtual reality systems to make HS2 the ‘most reliable’ railway  

Virtual reality and real time monitoring sensors installed in HS2’s infrastructure, will make Britain’s new high speed rail network one of the world’s ‘most reliable’ railways, HS2 claims.
Excel spreadsheets

Disadvantages of Excel spreadsheets in construction management

Top disadvantages of Excel spreadsheets in construction management. What’s the cost to your business if all your spreadsheets got deleted today?
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Construction pipeline forecast tool increases database

Construction pipeline forecast tool increases its database to over 1,500 across 20 sectors bringing value up to £11bn.
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2022 will see more construction firms turning to digital tools

Richard Warley, CEO of BigChange, shares his thoughts on why more construction firms, particularly SMEs, will turn to digital tools to grow stronger in 2022.
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How HBS Group Southern always stay one step ahead

Charles Bull, group operations director at HBS Group Southern explores how granular and real-time insights have allowed the subcontractor to put customers first and stay one step ahead of the competition.
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£2.3 million centre of excellence for construction innovation opens

I-Construct, a £2.3 million centre of excellence for construction innovation has opened in Braintree, 15 months after building work began.
New national hospital

Building Iceland’s new national hospital

The power of digital technology in construction is helping to create what will be one of Iceland’s largest and most vital buildings, a new national hospital.
Collaboration Product of the Year

Viewpoint For Projects wins Collaboration Product of the Year for 11th year

Trimble Viewpoint’s Viewpoint For Projects (VFP) solution has won the 2021 UK Hammers Awards, ‘Collaboration Product of the Year’.
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How Access Construction Software supports contractors

Find out how Access Construction is helping main contractors and subcontractors streamline and improve efficiency with cloud hosting, estimating and ERP software solutions.
3D-printed architecture

Designing the future with 3D-printed architecture

AccuCities explores how 3D-printed models enable rapid testing and iteration of architectural designs in an affordable way.
EMEA Summit

Innovative construction: Takeaways from Viewpoint’s EMEA Summit

From industry-leading best practices, innovative customer success stories, and the latest construction technologies, it was a jam-packed couple of afternoons of learning opportunities at Viewpoint’s EMEA Summit, says Tamara Higham, marketing executive at Viewpoint.
future flight

Air taxis, drones and all-electric aircraft: How will AEC adapt to the future of...

Gary Cutts, challenge director for the Future Flight Challenge at UK Research and Innovation, explores the current trajectory of future flight in the UK and how planning, architecture and construction will need to adapt.
rail cutting service

SFS launches cost-effective rail cutting service

Market-leader in building envelope solutions, SFS, is offering a brand-new optimised rail cutting service, as part of its tailored NVELOPE® package.
COINS Grand Challenge

Driving innovation: AI timber design system and self-healing concrete

Winners have been announced for the 2021 COINS Grand Challenge, a global competition organised by Construction Industry Solutions (COINS), which aims to drive innovation across the construction industry.
Data sharing, construction

How data management can make our industry safer

Placing better information management and data sharing at the forefront of digital transformation will make construction safer – as well as smarter, says Zane Ulhaq, associate director for Atkins.
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Innovation in action: Top construction technology

As technology continues to advance, so does the impact that it has on the construction industry. Here, we take a look at the top technologies in action – and how companies are using these innovations to stay ahead of the curve.
locking mechanism

Disconnect Door Mechanism: An advanced locking mechanism

The Disconnect Door Mechanism uses an arrangement between the spindle and the handle that leaves the door locked without the need for exposed ‘pickable’ key locks or levers.
Modular housing

Digitised modular design will set you free

Digitisation has freed modular from outdated preconceptions of prefabricated construction and offers an opportunity to deliver attractive, good quality housebuilding that meets design codes, regulations and environmental regulations, says Chris Hartiss RIBA, design director at Modulous.
Social value calculator

Kier and Thrive to deliver new social value calculator

Kier has partnered with Thrive to deliver a social value calculator that will capture, track, and demonstrate social value across the group .

ALICE: How AI is challenging the status quo for construction

René Morkos, CEO and founder of ALICE Technologies, discusses how AI and technology are rewriting the rules for the delivery of critical infrastructure.

Morgan Sindall launches machine learning platform for social housing

Morgan Sindall is set to launch a new machine learning software platform to provide social housing landlords and tenants with real-time, actionable insights.
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Causeway acquires building products information platform

Construction technology specialist, Causeway Technologies has acquired building products information platform, SpecifiedBy.
Artificial intelligence construction

Stop talking about AI’s potential in construction – it’s here now

Rene Morkos, CEO of ALICE Technologies and an adjunct professor at Stanford University, argues that Artificial Intelligence can contribute to the transformation of the nation's infrastructure here and now.
construction product manufacturers

Construction product manufacturers must embrace digitisation

Construction product manufacturers need to start sharing data digitally to support a safer and sustainable construction industry, says a new guide released by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

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.