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.

Artificial intelligence construction

Stop talking about AI’s potential in construction – it’s here now

Rene Morkos, CEO of ALICE Technologies and an adjunct professor at Stanford University, argues that Artificial Intelligence can contribute to the transformation of the nation's infrastructure here and now.
construction product manufacturers

Construction product manufacturers must embrace digitisation

Construction product manufacturers need to start sharing data digitally to support a safer and sustainable construction industry, says a new guide released by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
overhead tunnel drill, rail operatives,

Innovative tunnel drill to enhance rail operatives safety

Network Rail has developed a new overhead line tunnel drill, which improves operational delivery and the safety of operatives working at height.
Transforming Infrastructure Performance

Supporting TIP to 2030 – and beyond

The Construction Innovation Hub’s focus on innovation is central to the delivery of the Transforming Infrastructure Performance Roadmap to 2030 against a backdrop of an ever-increasing digitalised and technologically advanced built environment, writes impact director David Philp.
preconstruction solution

Procore enhances platform to offer greater flexibility for project teams

Procore Technologies, Inc. has enhanced its platform to deliver added flexibility and deeper insights for project teams.
project cost management

One streamlined tool will help facilitate construction projects, says report

According to a new report by Procore Technologies, Inc. and Dodge Data & Analytics, owners and contractors face a variety of challenges when it comes to project cost management, but they believe using one streamlined tool will help facilitate construction projects and cost management more efficiently.
Site sourcing,

Data, technology and the evolution of site sourcing

Finding the right site is all-important for any development – but the process can be cumbersome and time-consuming. Hugh Gibbs, co-founder of SearchLand, says harnessing data and digital technology can give developers a head-start.
Construction management platform

Procore unveils multiple platform updates

Procore Technologies, Inc. has unveiled multiple platform updates to further meet the needs of its global customers.
bacteria plasterboard

Could bacteria develop a new type of eco-friendly plasterboard?

Researchers at the University of Bath are exploring whether the natural properties of bacteria could develop a new type of environmentally friendly plasterboard.
mars concrete

Concrete-like material developed from space dust and astronaut blood

Scientists at The University of Manchester have developed a concrete-like material made of space dust and the blood, sweat and tears of astronauts.
fungi landslips

Study to explore how fungi could prevent landslips

Researchers at the University of Strathclyde, Cardiff University, the University of Naples Federico II and engineering company BAM Ritchies, are exploring the role of fungi in helping to prevent landslips.
hands-free jetpack, Maverick Jetpack

Hands-free jetpack to improve construction site maintenance

The world’s first hands-free jetpack created by two British entrepreneurs has been revealed – using a VTOL system for safe, precision landings.
skanska robot, robotic platform

[VIDEO] Skanska develops new prototype robot

Skanska has been working with a consortium of technology companies to develop a prototype robotic platform that can navigate construction sites and carry out pre-programmed activities.
emea construction summit

Viewpoint launches virtual EMEA construction summit

Viewpoint will be holding a virtual EMEA construction summit on 13-14 October to explore the latest construction technologies, industry best practices, and much more!
digitalising construction

Promoting consensus at the heart of digitalising the construction industry

Peter Caplehorn, chief executive of the CPA and Keith Waller, programme director at the CIH, explore how the LEXiCON project will enable a consensus process to help the construction industry on its digitalisation journey.
cupix procore integration

3D digital twin platform integrates with Procore

Cupix has expanded the integration of its CupixWorks 3D digital twin platform with Procore Technologies.
construction audit trails

Improve audit trails and collaboration to prevent construction mishaps

In order to avoid construction mishaps, we must improve audit trails and collaboration, says Tamara Higham, marketing executive at Viewpoint.
Golden thread information

Building safety: Weaving the golden thread of information

A new policy paper from the Building Regulations Advisory Committee has set out the definition and principles that will guide the development and implementation of the golden thread of information, a key recommendation of Dame Judith Hackitt’s Building a Safer Future report.
geogrid solutions

How geogrid solutions can reduce overheads, costs and save time

The creation of initial site compounds, working platforms and haul roads can have a huge impact on resources for contractors. Shahid Raza, business and technical manager for geosynthetics at Wrekin Products, discusses how contractors could be benefiting from under-utilised value engineered solutions.
Ransomware for construction

The rising ransomware threat for construction

Architecture, engineering and construction firms are twice as likely to face ransomware attacks as other industries, according to new research.
HGV driver, OneCard, Tarmac

Smart card keeps Tarmac’s HGV drivers safe and boosts confidence 

Tarmac has reached a significant landmark in the rollout of new fleet technology after presenting its 10,000th HGV driver with a smart card aimed at improving haulier safety, training, and customer confidence.
5G in buildings, technology, digital transformation

The rise of 5G in buildings

With 5G connections set to surge, Lone Hansen, manager of the IT Cable Group at BSRIA Worldwide Market Intelligence, looks at how to maximise the capabilities of the technology in buildings.

Arup’s email management solution releases new mobile app

Mail Manager, developed by Arup, has announced its new mobile application, offering users the ability to intelligently file and search for business-critical emails via a mobile device.
3d concrete printing

HS2 to harness 3D printed graphene reinforced concrete

HS2 is deploying ‘Printfrastructure’, a 3D reinforced concrete printing technology, to help cut carbon on the project by up to 50%.

Modernising energy metadata to speed up the transition to net zero

Simon Evans of Arup and Gavin Starks of Icebreaker One discuss their work with Hippo Digital on the next phase of the government’s Energy Data Visibility Project, which aims to accelerate the journey towards net zero by improving access to energy metadata.
building emissions rates

New AI system predicts building emissions rates in under a second

Computer scientists at Loughborough University have partnered with Cundall to create an artificial intelligence system that can predict building emissions rates (BER).

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.