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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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B+K trials app for greener and safer construction sites

Bowmer + Kirkland has been trialling an app that will help make construction journeys greener, safer and more efficient.
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British tech start-up to prevent construction deaths in Philippines

Tech start-up, UtterBerry and project partner Connected Places Catapult have been chosen to make construction in the Philippines safer using innovative smart sensors.
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Developing sustainable soils from construction waste

Professor Mark Fitzsimons and Dr Kate Schofield, from the University of Plymouth, explain the aims and objectives of ReCon Soil, a €2.5m project bringing together scientists, industry and educators to revolutionise how waste material from construction projects is managed.
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Construction software features document controllers should look for

What features should document controllers look for when choosing construction software? Tamara Higham, marketing executive at Viewpoint, takes a look.
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How 5G on construction sites is raising the bar

As super-fast internet becomes essential to modern building practices, the industry now needs the connectivity capabilities to meet data demand. PJ Farr, managing director of UK Connect, explains how the role of 4GLTE, 5G and Wi-Fi 6 will enhance on site connectivity, making construction safer, smarter and more efficient.
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Engineers develop printed bricks from construction waste

Engineers at Brunel University London have launched a new project to develop printed bricks from waste construction materials.
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HS2 and Digital Catapult to harness latest technologies

As part of a three-year framework agreement, HS2 is linking with Digital Catapult to identify and secure the potential offered by emerging technologies such as 5G and machine learning.

Facial recognition solution to boost contactless site entry

Biosite Systems Ltd has developed a facial recognition solution to respond to increased demand for contactless site entry.
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OpenBuilt platform to digitally transform construction industry

IBM, Red Hat and Cobuilder have joined forces to develop OpenBuilt, a platform designed to help securely connect fragmented construction industry supply chains.
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How a ‘tech-savvy’ approach saves the construction industry

Sean Keyes, managing director at Sutcliffe’s explains how a ‘tech-savvy business approach’ has led the way in the construction industry during the Covid-pandemic.
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The future of facility management is augmented reality

One in five facilities managers use augmented reality today with over 70% expected to use it in the next two years. Gailia Rosen Schwarz, VP of business development at Resonai, discusses a new report asking FM professionals how the technology is helping them to do their jobs better, faster and more easily.
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Sensing technology trial to improve air quality in Staffordshire

Staffordshire County Council (SCC) is working with Amey and Fotech to improve air quality through the use of fibre optic sensing technology.
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Kier trials Formula 1 style carbon-saving technology

Kier has trialled carbon-saving technology in a ‘UK first’ to support its net zero carbon strategy.
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Transparency and open data driving infrastructure change

Maria da Graça Prado, senior policy and research adviser at CoST, the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative discusses assurance work around the world to demonstrate the value of transparency and open data as a catalyst for change in the management and delivery of public infrastructure.
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Procore adds enhancements to its financial management portfolio

Construction management software provider, Procore Technologies, Inc. has launched product enhancements to its financial management portfolio.
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Amey begins phase two of its drone trial technology project

Kent County Council’s highways maintenance provider, Amey, is beginning work on phase two of its drone trial technology project.
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CIOB and CWIC launch VR construction experience for students

The CIOB and Construction Wales Innovation Centre have launched a virtual reality experience for students, designed to provide interesting and engaging ‘live, on-site’ learning opportunities.
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Liverpool City Region to drive innovation in drone technology

Drone Major Group has launched the first-ever drone technology ‘Test and Development Area’ project, to be created in the Liverpool City Region.
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Innovative construction ‘super-charges levelling-up plans’, says Mace

Innovative construction hubs could create 124,000 green jobs and drive £4.9bn of investment in the government’s ‘levelling up’ target, according to a new report by Mace.

Data insights ‘save construction firms £253,000 a year’

The demand for data insights and increased performance visibility is growing amongst construction companies, according to Procore.
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How to improve specialist subcontractors’ project quality

Darren Graham, marketing manager at Viewpoint, offers three top tips for improving specialist subcontractors’ project quality.
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Partnership to develop ‘digital ecosystem’ to support construction

The Construction Innovation Hub has partnered up with Cardiff University and its Digital Compliance (D-COM) network, to develop a ‘digital ecosystem’ to support construction firms in navigating the complex regulatory landscape.
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HS2 search for engineering management system contractor

HS2 has begun the search for a contractor to deliver the high-tech monitoring systems that will enable remote supervisory control of railway assets and systems.

Amey to install air quality sensors ahead of innovative trials

Staffordshire County Council (SCC) is working with Amey to install air quality sensors across the county ahead of trialling innovative solutions to improve air quality for residents.
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Review to leverage planning and housing location data

The Geospatial Commission has launched a new review to identify the challenges and opportunities for leveraging planning and housing location data.
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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.