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.

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AI software to revolutionise rail track inspections

A new Artificial Intelligence computer software, developed in partnership by Omnicom Balfour Beatty and The University of York, and supported by Innovate UK, is set to revolutionise the rail track inspection process and save the rail industry £10m per year.
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Constructing Excellence partners with Construction Innovation Hub

National industry body Constructing Excellence is to become the latest delivery partner of the £72m government-backed Construction Innovation Hub.
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Heathrow reveals tracking system to link expansion hubs

As Heathrow prepares to select its final four Logistics Hubs, a centralised tracking system for expansion has been revealed.
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Designing buildings to support creativity and innovation

Designing buildings to foster human interaction can support creativity, collaboration and innovation. Christoph Ackermann, principal at BDP, talks about how this approach was put into practice with the Technology & Innovation Centre and inovo building in Glasgow.
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The journey towards the National Digital Twin and a digital built Britain

Alexandra Bolton, executive director at the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB), reflects on the first-ever CDBB Week and calls for collaboration on the road towards the National Digital Twin.
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Introducing DigiPLACE: The Digital Platform for Construction in Europe

DigiPLACE represents an unprecedented collaboration between European construction bodies, owners, architects, research institutes and ICT firms to create a platform for the integration of digital construction.

Innovative tool helps coastal engineers predict ‘wave overtopping’

Coastal engineers are using a tool developed by Manchester Metropolitan University to better understand how strong winds amplify waves that can crash damagingly over the shoreline.

Building a better future for construction

The Construction Innovation Hub, which launched last November, is a government-backed programme to bring wholesale, long-lasting change to the sector. Programme director Keith Waller sets out the challenge – and how it is being met.
mapping technology, utilities sector,

Gaist to transform utilities sector with mapping technology

Providing the increasing services demanded by a growing population cannot be achieved using existing UK infrastructure, warned Gaist head of business development, Ian Job.
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Winners of Building Innovation Awards 2019 revealed

PBC Today attended the Building Innovation Awards last week (23 October), where a host of industry experts celebrated some of the best innovation the construction industry has to offer.
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Weighing up the cost of GPS fleet tracking

How does your vehicle tracking system stack up? Quartix offers some quick tips for calculating return on investment.
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Why 2020 could finally be the tipping point for digitisation

A new report indicates that 2020 could be a pivotal year for digital solutions within supply chains. Sander van de Rijdt, co-founder and managing director of PlanRadar, takes a look
Occupational safety, Virtual reality, Dr Tess Roper

Virtual Reality is not just a game when it comes to occupational safety

Can VR revolutionise health and safety training by allowing workers to deal with potentially life-threatening scenarios without being put in any danger – or is there a risk that being viewed as a “game” will diminish its impact?
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Data release to boost UK PropTech sector

Housing Minister, Esther McVey, has revealed plans to release data held by local bodies to enable the UK PropTech sector to thrive and “bring about a digital revolution in the property sector.”

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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.