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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.

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%.
Concrete printing, 3D

Trail launched for low carbon 3D construction printing 

A new partnership between United Utilities and Changemaker 3D Ltd has moved forward the possibilities of concrete printing technology in a way that will ultimately benefit construction.
construction management,

Procore expands into Middle East & North Africa

Construction management software provider, Procore Technologies, Inc. has expanded into the Middle East & North Africa (MENA).
collision avoidance, proximity cameras,

Countryside adopts artificial intelligence proximity cameras

Countryside is the first UK developer to implement Safety Shield artificial intelligence collision avoidance technology across its sites.
mobile reporting, construction site,

How important is mobile reporting on the modern construction site?

The evolution of technology has given way to the world of mobile reporting. So why is it important on the modern construction site? The Access Group investigates the vital roles mobile reporting now plays.
HS2 virtual reality

Virtual reality brings HS2 Old Oak Common to life

As part of its innovation programme, HS2 is developing virtual reality (VR), eye-tracking and emotion-sensing technology to be used to develop how passengers will navigate their way around the new HS2 station at Old Oak Common.
Energy data, metadata, energy,

Joint venture to modernise UK energy metadata

Arup, Hippo Digital and Icebreaker One have been commissioned by the government to lead the next phase of its Energy Data Visibility Project (EDVP) to organise and improve access to the UK’s metadata.
facial recognition, technology,

Facial recognition introduced on UK’s first National Robotarium site

Robertson Construction has introduced facial recognition technology on its National Robotarium project in Edinburgh to support contactless site entry for the workforce.
erp technology construction

How cloud-based ERP technology is changing the construction industry

With the ever-evolving world of technology, cloud-based ERP such as EasyBuild, has seen a massive uptake by organisations. So why is this the case?

HS2 opens its Innovation Accelerator programme to five SMEs

HS2 Ltd launched the search for five SMEs and start-ups to become part of its Innovation Accelerator programme, in partnership with Connected Places Catapult and Bruntwood SciTech.
ID Manchester,

Bruntwood SciTech to partner on £1.5bn ID Manchester scheme

The University of Manchester has announced Bruntwood SciTech as its preferred bidder to deliver the new £1.5bn innovation district – ID Manchester.

4D visualisation shapes bold addition to London skyline

Digital technology including 3D modelling and 4D visualisation has played a key role in the development of One Crown Place on the boundary of the City of London.
Pilot drones, drones, skanska

Skanska pilots industry drone flights

Skanska's pilot drones can execute missions in industrial environments, from a central control room, to potentially hundreds of miles away.
Return to office, back to the office, building,

How should we engineer a safe return to offices?

As people start to return to offices, George Adams, director of energy and engineering at Spie UK, looks at how technology can help make ensure buildings are safe, healthy and more sustainable places to be now and in the long term.
digital engineering,

Adapting to change: How Covid-19 is fast-tracking digital construction

Matt Wiseman, divisional digital innovation manager at RMD Kwikform, highlights how, in the wake of Covid-19, digital engineering capabilities are set to become a key differentiator for contractors and engineers.
Smart buildings, smart BIM, technology

Unlocking the power of smart buildings

Smart technology is a familiar term, but what does “smart” really mean - and how can designers, builders and engineers harness the benefits for both new and existing buildings? Francesco Anselmo, associate director at Arup, takes a look.
Enterprise Wharf,

Birmingham’s first smart-enabled building is under construction

Enterprise Wharf will be a tech-enabled environment to support the evolution of the workplace and the changing needs of employees.
soft landings

Boosting digital transformation of local authority construction projects

A new tool launched by the Construction Innovation Hub aims to help local authorities transform how they design, build and use their buildings digitally.
COINS Grand Challenge

COINS Grand Challenge: Boosting construction innovation

The COINS Grand Challenge is a global competition that aims to give a kick-start to ideas that could transform the construction industry and built environment.
rail network digital twin

Furgo to deliver digital twin of Scotland’s rail network

Geo-data specialist Furgo has been awarded a contract to survey Scotland’s rail network and provide Network Rail with a digital twin of the tracks.
materials shortages, housebuilding,

New approach vital to conquer materials shortage delays and tight margins

With increasing pressure on deadlines and margins, how can the housebuilding industry adapt its approach to mitigate the impact of these unprecedented factors? Here, Carol Massay, head of construction at The Access Group, explains the role of technology in keeping construction on track.
graphene-enhanced concrete

Graphene-enhanced concrete to revolutionise industry

Graphene specialists at The University of Manchester and Nationwide Engineering have developed graphene-enhanced concrete to revolutionise the concrete industry.

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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.