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.

iot,

IoT data: Maximising its value

Nick Sacke, head of IoT and products at Comms365, explains that stakeholders need to fully understand how to integrate these new data sources into existing data platforms and get the most value from it.
project delivery, artificial intelligence

Atkins and nPlan collaborate to drive project delivery

Atkins has formed a partnership with artificial intelligence technology start-up company, nPlan, to explore new data-driven contracting models for major project delivery.
software,

How do you get the rest of your team on board for software investment?

The Access Group has created this guide for those wanting to introduce new software into their organisation, and how you go about tackling reservations and building a strong business case for the software.
driverless cars

Driverless vehicles: Coming to a city street near you soon…

Driverless cars promised cities much, but have conspicuously failed to arrive – has something gone wrong with driverless technology?
infrastructure projects,

UWE Bristol joins consortium to drive innovation in construction

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has been announced as a member of a £16m consortium which aims to drive innovation across infrastructure projects in the UK.
new technologies, project planning

Integrating new technologies in the planning industry

Keano Chang, president and Allar Ahtmann, chairman of iknowa look at the new technologies that are addressing inefficiencies in the planning industry, including artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).
digital transformation,

Covid-19 can leave construction with a digital legacy

2020 was set to be a big year for digital transformation in construction before the pandemic hit the industry. However, Ibrahim Imam of PlanRadar, says the crisis can serve as a catalyst that leaves a positive digital legacy.
Barton Legal,

Covid-19 holds the key to quicker and cheaper construction disputes

Bill Barton, director of Barton Legal, says there is no reason why virtual hearings cannot become the norm for resolving construction disputes, bringing significant time and cost savings to an often tortuously slow and expensive process.
Exoskeleton systems,

Exoskeleton systems to boost productivity in construction

The Hilti Group has joined forces with Ottobock to develop exoskeletal systems for health protection and productivity in the construction industry.
facial recognition, construction contractors,

Non-contact facial recognition technology assists contractors

Causeway’s industry-leading Donseed solution provides contractors with complete and detailed views of projects by accurately verifying identity at sign-in on site.
infrastructure projects,

£16m consortium to drive innovation across infrastructure projects

The University of Dundee has joined a £16m consortium designed to drive innovation across major infrastructure projects in the UK.
earthsense, air pollution

Innovative partnership to improve air quality in Staffordshire

EarthSense has announced a collaboration with Amey to improve air quality in Staffordshire through the installation of Zephyr® sensors.
UK construction, AEC Production Control Room,

Consortium wins £1.6m to make AEC industry more proactive

Consortium partners, led by Mace, have won £1.6m of funding to improve productivity, quality, and performance of the UK construction sector.
Quality planning, Transforming Construction Challenge

A game-changer for construction’s approach to planning

Sam Stacey explains how the Transforming Construction Challenge, part of the Construction Sector Deal, excels innovation and pushes for quality planning.
Underfloor air conditioning system,

Underfloor air conditioning system increases design freedom

An innovative underfloor air conditioning system from AET Flexible Space has allowed architects to highlight key architectural features in a new refurbishment in the heart of central London.
electric vehicles, zero emission vehicles

Electric vehicle infrastructure and construction: Solving the riddle

Can infrastructure alone accelerate rapid growth to zero-emission vehicle adoption? Mark Richards of international law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner examines the riddle of supporting the massive shift to electric vehicles and the opportunities for the construction industry to take a leading role.
Artificial intelligence, technology

How COMPLIANT is your Artificial Intelligence?

Ryan Dempsey considers the nature of compliance, technology and why his company is rebranding to remove the word ‘compliance’ from the frontline.
building maintenance,

New partnership to accelerate building maintenance technology

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has teamed up with the Technology Enabled Maintenance Association (TEMA) to accelerate the adoption of emerging technologies in the building maintenance sector.
AET Flexible, Underfloor air conditioning

Underfloor air conditioning technology: The sustainable way to service space

Underfloor air conditioning has come of age. Worldwide, major developers are embracing this technology for its height-saving benefits in new builds, and headroom increases in refurbishments.
electronic warning tags, social distancing,

New electronic warning tags support social distancing at work

An electronic warning tag which alerts wearers when they get they get too close to a colleague is being introduced to workplaces across the country.
New prisons,

Four new prisons to be constructed using MMC

Four new prisons are to be built across England over the next six years using new technology and modern methods of construction.
Gipave,

Innovative graphene asphalt to be trialled on Kent roads

Amey has joined forces with Kent County Council and Iterchimica to trial the use of Gipave, an asphalt supermodifier, on Kent roads.
technology in construction,

Covid-19 accelerates future of technology in construction

Covid-19 has shaped the future of technology in construction, with platform technology taking centre stage, according to research by Procore.
exoskeletons

CSIC to host webinar to boost adoption of exoskeletons

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) is part of an international team hosting a webinar to launch a new initiative that aims to accelerate the adoption of exoskeletons in construction and manufacturing SMEs.
technology in infrastructure,

Highways England launches plan to push technology in infrastructure

A digital revolution in construction could increase productivity and save billions of pounds, as Highways England announces the launch of its 15-year plan to accelerate the use of technology in infrastructure.
Bounceback Innovation Challenge

‘Bounceback Innovation Challenge’ to tackle Covid-19 impact

Amey is launching an internal Bounceback Innovation Challenge to develop solutions that will help the industry better cope with the challenges posed by the coronavirus.

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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.