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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.

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.
Planning system, data

Digitisation: The future of planning

Alex Wrottesley of Landmark Information argues that digitisation and geospatial data will be essential to making the system more productive.
digital communication in construction

Revizto takes part in ‘monumental digital event’

Rhys Lewis, director at Revizto and chair of the UK BIM Alliance Wales, recently spoke at the ‘Emerging digital communication tools in construction sites’ webinar.
piling vacuum excavation

HS2 reveals new vacuum excavation technique for piling

HS2 has unveiled a new vacuum excavation technique for piling which is better for the environment, safer for workers and reduces construction noise.
DCW connect fringe, Digital construction week

Highlights from DCW Connect fringe series 2021

Last month Digital Construction Week hosted DCW Connect fringe series, a free virtual event for the construction industry that featured a five-week campaign of online activity focused on innovation and technology in the built environment.
Drone technology, Phoenix Programme

A roadmap to commercialising drone technology

Robert Garbett, founder of Drone Major Group and chairman of the Drone Delivery Group, discusses the development of the Phoenix Programme and industry-led efforts to accelerate commercially viable, scalable and environmentally sound drone services for the UK.
AI in AEC

Making a foray into AI for applications in the AEC industry

How can Artificial Intelligence change and improve the architecture, engineering and construction sector?
cement batteries

Researchers develop new concept for rechargeable cement batteries

Research from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden have outlined a new concept for rechargeable cement-based batteries.
smart building, artificial intelligence,

Artificial Intelligence: A game-changer for smarter, safer buildings?

Over the past decade, we have grown used to hearing of smart buildings and smart devices without there necessarily being any agreed definition of what they mean – the BSRIA explores why
hospital construction, engineering-grade augmented reality,

Partnership to help transform hospital construction

XYZ Reality and UCL have been awarded a Government grant to develop an augmented reality solution for the construction of UK hospitals.

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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.