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 Construction Network: Business and university collaboration

The newly launched Smart Construction Network brings together academia and leading R&D centres to support the modernisation of the industry. Ian Heptonstall, director of the Supply Chain School, sets out the journey ahead.
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2021 predictions for construction technology

Patrick Scannell from construction technology company, Buildots, gives insight into the big talking points for 2021 and the growing impact technology is having on the construction sector.
Unmanned aircraft systems, UAS, drones

The future built environment: The legal implications of drones

What will our future cities look like and what issues do we need to consider now? Navpreet Atwal, partner at law firm Bootle Hadfield, looks at the legal implications of the increasing use of unmanned aircraft systems.

CityFibre invests £80m into Brighton & Hove’s fibre future

Construction work for Brighton & Hove's full fibre network has officially commenced in the Bevendean area, with the rest of the city set to follow over the next 4 to 5 years.
AEC industry

5 AEC industry trends to watch in 2021

Kevin Lea, SVP product management at ALLPLAN, discusses the most important AEC industry trends for construction professionals in 2021.
Augmented Reality

Innovative AR technology assists data centre construction

PM Group is deploying the latest Augmented Reality technology on the design and construction of one of Europe’s largest, hyperscale data centres in Denmark.
digital adoption, technology, construction,

The diligent contractor: Managing the construction journey in 2021

With new regulatory changes on the horizon, such as the Building Safety Bill, contractors will be expected to meet new levels of compliance in line with government legislation. But how can digital adoption help contractors achieve this goal and what methods are currently available?
Shared immersive space,

Shared immersive space to boost construction processes

Mott MacDonald has joined forces with Igloo Vision to develop a 360° shared immersive space which will help clients rehearse construction processes ahead of time.
Historical Railway Estate

NPX wins Historical Railway Estate contract

NPX, a joint venture between Network Plus and XEIAD, has secured a 10-year framework with Highways England for the Historical Railway Estate Examination contract.
inspection app

NHBC launches technology assisted inspection app

NHBC has announced the roll-out of a new technology assisted inspection app to help improve construction quality.
Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles, UAV, drones,

Drone surveying a London landmark

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have been used to undertake a survey of the Lloyd’s building’s external façade in the heart of the City of London. Russell Cole, leader of façades UK at Arup, discusses this challenging project and the potential of drones in surveying dense urban areas.
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Energy modelling for low carbon buildings 

Hollis has seen a significant increase in the number of developers requesting advice on ESG implementation, this is likely to continue as we see governments introducing post-pandemic green recovery plans. Richard Masters and Katherine Beisler at Hollis explain more.

Transforming systems through data and digital twins

The Planning London Datahub harnesses digital twin technology to make close to real-time planning information accessible to all 36 Greater London planning authorities. Will Squires, associate director of digital at Atkins, explains its development and the endless possibilities it could open up.
built environment

How technology improves environmental impact of the built environment

Richard Hyams, director at astudio, explores how technology can help to improve the social and environmental impact for our built environment.
drone system

Consortium wins share of £30m to develop advanced drone system

A consortium, led by specialist drone solution developer, sees.ai, has been awarded a shared of £30m to develop and test a remotely operated drone system for industrial and urban environments.
Smart cities, 5g, technology,

How the arrival of 5G will impact on smart cities and real estate

5G technology will allow vast amounts of data to be transferred and analysed, offering significant opportunities for smart(er) cities and commercial real estate. Professor Richard Kingston, professor of urban planning at the University of Manchester, examines what is in store.
5G innovation, BAM Nuttal,

BAM secures Government funding to trial 5G innovation

BAM Nuttall has secured investment from Government which will fund 9 new projects to explore how 5G technology can support the construction industry.
Integrated technology, UK construction

Smarter construction through integrated technology

Brandon Oliveri-O’Connor of Procore discusses how the UK construction industry can benefit from integrated technology and data.
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Winners of £2m location data competition revealed

28 companies have been handed a slice of £2m as part of the Geospatial Commission’s transport location data competition.
Smart city, Digital twins

Whatever happened to the smart city?

Mark Enzer, head of the National Digital Twin Programme at the Centre for Digital Built Britain and contributor to built environment event Futurebuild, explains how connecting digital twins can serve smarter cities.
workforce safety, construction

Balfour Beatty and MSite to digitise workforce safety

Balfour Beatty and MSite have adopted an innovative mobile phone application to improve workforce safety across 60 of its sites.
Integrated data, digital tools

Integrated data in construction: The ‘key to success’ in 2021 and beyond

The recent challenges brought on by Covid-19 have shown the construction industry to be willing to adopt new technologies. Social distancing measures have forced construction to adapt to digital tools faster and more comprehensively than ever before.
ERP software

The Access Group acquires ERP software specialist

The Access Group has acquired ERP software specialist, EasyBuild to secure a market-leading position in the provision of software and services to the construction sector.
Clean Air Gas Engine

HS2 trials Clean Air Gas Engine technology to cut carbon on sites

In an attempt to improve local air quality, HS2 is trailing new Clean Air Gas Engine technology to dramatically cut carbon on construction sites.
construction megaprojects

Future tech will unlock the world’s mega construction projects

David Mitchell, founder and CEO of XYZ Reality, discusses the challenges that constrain global construction megaprojects, and how Engineering Grade AR is one of the key technologies for unlocking its limitations.
Field View, RED system, viewpoint

RED Systems uses Field View to track workers’ health and safety

RED Systems is using Viewpoint’s Field View solution to track the health and safety of its workers during the pandemic.

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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.