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.

smart wallpaper

Breakthrough smart wallpaper detects & resists fires

Researchers from the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed smart wallpaper that not only resists fire, but raises the alarm when one breaks out
energy performance gap

Researcher uses AI to predict building energy usage

A PhD researcher at the University of Huddersfield is using artificial intelligence to better predict building energy usage, in the hopes of minimising the energy performance gap
Graphene

Laing O’Rourke completes first phase of Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre

Construction firm Laing O’Rourke has successfully handed over the first phase of the new £60m Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) at The University of Manchester
drones

Drones provide revolutionary benefits to the global construction industry

Kier, Belfour Beatty, Costain and Interserve are a few of the many leading construction companies in the UK who are taking advantage of drone technology and the benefits it brings to the industry.
construction industry

Futurologist predicts construction technology by 2075

A report examining the role that technology will play in the construction industry in the future has highlighted that drones, 3D printing and roofs made from recycled plastic bottles will all be possible by 2025
COMIT

Script&Go to present at the 2018 COMIT Annual Conference

Later this month, Script&Go’s founder and CEO, Benôit Jeannin will be speaking on the 1st day of the forthcoming 2-day COMIT Annual Conference (#COMIT2018) in London and will be addressing a range of construction and technology stakeholders on issues relating to this year’s conference theme: “Digital Construction, Lighting the Way.”
Construction industry

Why technology is the key to inspiring the industry’s next generation

More than anything else, we have come to associate the younger generations with technology – be it smartphones, social media or video games. When we look ahead to the next generation of construction industry leaders, we therefore need more than anything to capitalise on young people’s interest in tech, says Nick Conway of ITC Concepts.
3D printed house

EU’s first 3D printed house points the way to a more sustainable construction industry

The first concrete 3D printed house in the EU has been revealed in Milan as part of the Salone del Mobile 2018. Guglielmo Carra, Europe materials consulting lead at Arup, takes a look at this groundbreaking project.
Digitalisation

Digitalisation holds key to £575m savings for housebuilders

Stewart Dalgarno, director of product development at Stewart Milne Group, discusses how utilising digital technologies in the design and build process can bring added value and yield savings for UK housebuilders
Morrison Construction

Construction firm invests in Virtual Reality

Morrison Construction has invested in a Virtual Reality (VR) system for site inductions. In the near future, all new starters on Morrison Construction sites may have to use virtual reality goggles for their safety briefings
Planning software

Case study: TILOS helps Thames Tideway teams to visualise and integrate plans for 25km...

TILOS is playing a key role in the delivery of the Thames Tideway super-sewer, the largest-ever infrastructure project undertaken by the UK water industry
GEO|Design+BIM

GEO|Design+BIM 2018 opens call for speakers

GEO| Design+BIM, a platform that highlights the use of geospatial data analytics and BIM in asset spatial design, construction, and operation and maintenance, is now accepting speaker proposals
City spaces

The rise of software cities

The technology we use is changing the way we sculpt our cities. Peter Debney of Oasys considers how software has been used in the planning process of city spaces
3D printing

Reinventing the home: Designing the world’s first freeform 3D printed house

A project in Tennessee is testing a “revolutionary” design to reinvent the modern home using 3D printing technology
graphene

Graphene-based concrete to ‘revolutionise’ construction

Scientists at the University of Exeter have said that a greener, stronger and more durable concrete made using “wonder-material” graphene could revolutionise the construction industry
offsite manufacture

Inquiry told offsite held back by ‘lack of trust’

A parliamentary inquiry has been told that procurement models must change and construction companies need to overcome a “lack of trust” if offsite manufacture is to become a success The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee heard evidence from a multitude of expert witnesses as part of its first...
construction industry

How drones will revolutionise the construction industry

Construction warranty specialists, CRL, have journeyed into the world of drones. CEO Steve Mansour, discusses how the sophisticated devices will revolutionise the construction industry
mobile digital solutions

Intuitive mobile digital solutions play a vital part in digital transformation

Intuitivity, mobility and digital transformation are critical dimensions of our world today. In an interview, Benoît Jeannin, Script&Go’s founder and CEO, calls for deeper consideration of the need for digital transformation
MIS software

Trimble buys US MIS Software Company

Trimble has acquired US-based business, FabSuite, which provides management information system (MIS) software to steel fabricators
3D Models

2D to 3D Models: Entering the Third Dimension

As you’ve likely heard or read, the construction industry is in a state of transformation: from flat to fat; from two to three dimensions
Construction verification

Construction Verification Grows Up…

The use of 3D BIM models constantly updated by multiple sources of data are becoming increasingly common in construction – but how do we ensure the finished article matches its as-designed “digital twin”? FARO’s Vito Marone discusses state-of-the-art construction verification techniques
BIM objects

Skydôme entrusts BIM&CO with the publication of its BIM objects

Through the BIM&CO for Manufacturers offer, BIM&CO and Skydôme, the manufacturer specialising in zenithal overhead lighting solutions, have entered into a collaboration to distribute quality BIM objects dedicated to natural lighting for all stages of the BIM process
3D printed house

New 3D printed house paves the way for sustainable construction

Arup and CLS Architects have unveiled a new 3D printed house in central Milan as part of the Salone del Mobile design festival
construction

Think you’re innovative in construction?

You might think that offsite construction and modular buildings are something new... nonsense! We’ve been doing it in one way or another for a very long time.
Composite bridges could save millions

Composite bridges could save millions

Utilising the latest aircraft technology to build a new generation of bridges can save millions, according to a leading construction consultant company. Composite bridges could save millions of pounds. The technology, which is used in aircraft construction, was recently used to build the UK's first composite road bridge. Crossing the...

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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.