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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.

bacteria plasterboard

Could bacteria develop a new type of eco-friendly plasterboard?

Researchers at the University of Bath are exploring whether the natural properties of bacteria could develop a new type of environmentally friendly plasterboard.
mars concrete

Concrete-like material developed from space dust and astronaut blood

Scientists at The University of Manchester have developed a concrete-like material made of space dust and the blood, sweat and tears of astronauts.
fungi landslips

Study to explore how fungi could prevent landslips

Researchers at the University of Strathclyde, Cardiff University, the University of Naples Federico II and engineering company BAM Ritchies, are exploring the role of fungi in helping to prevent landslips.
hands-free jetpack, Maverick Jetpack

Hands-free jetpack to improve construction site maintenance

The world’s first hands-free jetpack created by two British entrepreneurs has been revealed – using a VTOL system for safe, precision landings.
skanska robot, robotic platform

[VIDEO] Skanska develops new prototype robot

Skanska has been working with a consortium of technology companies to develop a prototype robotic platform that can navigate construction sites and carry out pre-programmed activities.
emea construction summit

Viewpoint launches virtual EMEA construction summit

Viewpoint will be holding a virtual EMEA construction summit on 13-14 October to explore the latest construction technologies, industry best practices, and much more!
digitalising construction

Promoting consensus at the heart of digitalising the construction industry

Peter Caplehorn, chief executive of the CPA and Keith Waller, programme director at the CIH, explore how the LEXiCON project will enable a consensus process to help the construction industry on its digitalisation journey.
cupix procore integration

3D digital twin platform integrates with Procore

Cupix has expanded the integration of its CupixWorks 3D digital twin platform with Procore Technologies.
construction audit trails

Improve audit trails and collaboration to prevent construction mishaps

In order to avoid construction mishaps, we must improve audit trails and collaboration, says Tamara Higham, marketing executive at Viewpoint.
Golden thread information

Building safety: Weaving the golden thread of information

A new policy paper from the Building Regulations Advisory Committee has set out the definition and principles that will guide the development and implementation of the golden thread of information, a key recommendation of Dame Judith Hackitt’s Building a Safer Future report.
geogrid solutions

How geogrid solutions can reduce overheads, costs and save time

The creation of initial site compounds, working platforms and haul roads can have a huge impact on resources for contractors. Shahid Raza, business and technical manager for geosynthetics at Wrekin Products, discusses how contractors could be benefiting from under-utilised value engineered solutions.
Ransomware for construction

The rising ransomware threat for construction

Architecture, engineering and construction firms are twice as likely to face ransomware attacks as other industries, according to new research.
HGV driver, OneCard, Tarmac

Smart card keeps Tarmac’s HGV drivers safe and boosts confidence 

Tarmac has reached a significant landmark in the rollout of new fleet technology after presenting its 10,000th HGV driver with a smart card aimed at improving haulier safety, training, and customer confidence.
5G in buildings, technology, digital transformation

The rise of 5G in buildings

With 5G connections set to surge, Lone Hansen, manager of the IT Cable Group at BSRIA Worldwide Market Intelligence, looks at how to maximise the capabilities of the technology in buildings.

Arup’s email management solution releases new mobile app

Mail Manager, developed by Arup, has announced its new mobile application, offering users the ability to intelligently file and search for business-critical emails via a mobile device.
3d concrete printing

HS2 to harness 3D printed graphene reinforced concrete

HS2 is deploying ‘Printfrastructure’, a 3D reinforced concrete printing technology, to help cut carbon on the project by up to 50%.

Modernising energy metadata to speed up the transition to net zero

Simon Evans of Arup and Gavin Starks of Icebreaker One discuss their work with Hippo Digital on the next phase of the government’s Energy Data Visibility Project, which aims to accelerate the journey towards net zero by improving access to energy metadata.
building emissions rates

New AI system predicts building emissions rates in under a second

Computer scientists at Loughborough University have partnered with Cundall to create an artificial intelligence system that can predict building emissions rates (BER).
electric road system, eHighway

Costain to pave the way for UK’s first electric motorway

Costain has been awarded funding from the Department for Transport to lead the UK’s first study on the electrification of long-range trucks with dynamic charging, using overhead wires on motorways.
golden thread policy report

Report: Golden thread will play crucial role in supporting UK construction

A new report published by the Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC) has revealed that the golden thread of information will play a “crucial” role in supporting the construction sector, residents, and the building safety regulator.

Green light for 27-storey smart office building next to Shard

Developer Edge has been given the go-ahead from Southwark Council to deliver a 27-storey smart office building on St Thomas Street in London’s South Bank.
cybersecurity, cyber-attacks, cyber, C-suite

Protecting infrastructure from cyber-attacks: A compliance or risk-based approach

The NIS Regulations 2018 do an important job in helping to protect the UK’s key national critical infrastructure from cyber-attacks, but does following these regulations alone do enough to protect us? Sandra Connery, principal cybersecurity consultant at Atkins explores.
Real-time insight

Real-time insights: Accelerating a new era of smarter construction

Brandon Oliveri-O’Connor, senior director of EMEA at Procore, looks at how unlocking real-time insight can better harness data and accelerate a new era of smarter construction.

Partnership to explore 5G’s potential in property and infrastructure sectors

The new programme sees BAM Nuttall and AE Aerospace, working with 5PRING, to set a series of challenges for innovative start-ups and SMEs to solve using 5G.
Planning system, digitalisation, digital systems

How digitalisation can improve the planning system

With the government pushing for a more data-driven planning system, Emily Scoones, business development lead at SiteSolve powered by Ramboll, argues there is an opportunity to capitalise on the potential benefits of digitalisation.
Drone technology,

Drone inspections help Keltbray cut emissions by almost 50%

Keltbray is using drone technology in a bid to double inspection efficiency and cut carbon emissions by almost 50%.

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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.