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.

Planning system, data

Digitisation: The future of planning

Alex Wrottesley of Landmark Information argues that digitisation and geospatial data will be essential to making the system more productive.
digital communication in construction

Revizto takes part in ‘monumental digital event’

Rhys Lewis, director at Revizto and chair of the UK BIM Alliance Wales, recently spoke at the ‘Emerging digital communication tools in construction sites’ webinar.
piling vacuum excavation

HS2 reveals new vacuum excavation technique for piling

HS2 has unveiled a new vacuum excavation technique for piling which is better for the environment, safer for workers and reduces construction noise.
DCW connect fringe, Digital construction week

Highlights from DCW Connect fringe series 2021

Last month Digital Construction Week hosted DCW Connect fringe series, a free virtual event for the construction industry that featured a five-week campaign of online activity focused on innovation and technology in the built environment.
Drone technology, Phoenix Programme

A roadmap to commercialising drone technology

Robert Garbett, founder of Drone Major Group and chairman of the Drone Delivery Group, discusses the development of the Phoenix Programme and industry-led efforts to accelerate commercially viable, scalable and environmentally sound drone services for the UK.
AI in AEC

Making a foray into AI for applications in the AEC industry

How can Artificial Intelligence change and improve the architecture, engineering and construction sector?
cement batteries

Researchers develop new concept for rechargeable cement batteries

Research from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden have outlined a new concept for rechargeable cement-based batteries.
smart building, artificial intelligence,

Artificial Intelligence: A game-changer for smarter, safer buildings?

Over the past decade, we have grown used to hearing of smart buildings and smart devices without there necessarily being any agreed definition of what they mean – the BSRIA explores why
hospital construction, engineering-grade augmented reality,

Partnership to help transform hospital construction

XYZ Reality and UCL have been awarded a Government grant to develop an augmented reality solution for the construction of UK hospitals.
ai platform construction,

Procore acquires construction intelligence company INDUS.AI

Procore Technologies has acquired INDUS.AI, makers of an artificial intelligence-powered analytics platform for the construction industry.
Clocs vox, construction, safety,

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.
Smart sensors,

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.
Construction waste

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.
construction software features, document controllers,

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.
5G in construction, 5G, Wifi,

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.
printed bricks, construction waste,

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.
HS2 Technologies, HS2, technology,

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.
OpenBuilt

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.
construction industry, tech,

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.
Facility management, facilities managers, facilities management

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.
Fibre optic, sensing technology, Air quality

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.
carbon-saving technology

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.
Open data infrastructure

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.
Procore financial management,

Procore adds enhancements to its financial management portfolio

Construction management software provider, Procore Technologies, Inc. has launched product enhancements to its financial management portfolio.
drone trial technology, amey

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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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.