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.

What is BIM (Building Information Modelling)?

What is BIM (Building Information Modelling)?

What is BIM? Most of us in the construction industry will be familiar with the term, but what is it and how can it benefit the construction sector? In a time where Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and digital evolution is revolutionising the way we work, live and explore, it’s no...
nano platelets

Vegetables could make concrete stronger & environmentally friendly

Engineers at Lancaster University are working with industrial partners at Cellucomp Ltd UK to research how concrete mixtures can be strengthened and made more environmentally friendly by adding ‘nano platelets’ extracted from the fibres of root vegetables
construction industry

Manifesto launched to help digitise the construction industry

The Committee for European Construction Equipment (CECE) and other industry organisations have launched a draft manifesto for digitalisation in the construction industry
BIM software

BIM software used to construct 2018 World Cup stadiums

Eight of the twelve stadiums that will host the 2018 World Cup in Russia have been constructed using Trimble's Tekla Structures BIM software
Futurology

Futurology report gives a glimpse into homes of the future

According to a new report, homes of the future will hone into neighbourhood energy systems, use enhanced technology to make automatic decisions about heating, security and postal deliveries and feature flexible layouts
Project Milestone

World’s first habitable 3D-printed home to be built

The world's first habitable 3D-printed homes are to be built in Eindhoven, the Netherlands – a step which developers hope will help transform the construction industry 
proptech

Survey: 95% of property professionals positive about proptech

Property professionals now overwhelmingly regard proptech as an opportunity rather than a threat, but a clear majority are also sceptical about their own companies’ progress on adopting new technology, according to a new survey
Digital Transformation

Progressive and phased Digital Transformation

In its latest webinar GroupBC delve into how digital transformation needs to be a progressive and phased approach to developing the capability and capacity needed to achieve sustained success
UK Construction

UK Construction Week to champion innovative & pioneering ideas

Innovation is the key theme for this year’s UK Construction Week (UKCW) which returns to the NEC in Birmingham from 9-11 October
bitumen

Scientists use domestic waste for greener roads

Scientists at Aston University in Birmingham have developed a way to transform ordinary domestic waste into material suitable for laying roads and pavements
geospatial

Autodesk to showcase BIM leadership at GEO|Design+BIM 2018

GEO| Design+BIM, a platform that highlights the use of geospatial data analytics and Building Information Modelling (BIM) in asset spatial design, construction, and operation and maintenance, has announced Autodesk as a Gold Sponsor
Proptech

London leads the way for Proptech in the built environment

Tech experts say London is the leading city in Europe when it comes to the usage of technology in the built environment, according to research from Osborne Clarke
smart wallpaper

Breakthrough smart wallpaper detects & resists fires

Researchers from the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed smart wallpaper that not only resists fire, but raises the alarm when one breaks out
energy performance gap

Researcher uses AI to predict building energy usage

A PhD researcher at the University of Huddersfield is using artificial intelligence to better predict building energy usage, in the hopes of minimising the energy performance gap

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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.