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.

management software,

Innovative solution to monitor subcontractor vehicles on HS2

Field service management software specialist, Totalmobile and Trimble have been awarded a contract to support transportation and logistics operations on the HS2.
rugged technology, Samsung

Rugged technology plays pivotal role in the future of construction

New research by Samsung looks at the benefits of rugged technology in construction, revealing more than nine out of ten employees would like their company to invest in more devices in the future.
clean recovery, Construction industry,

Construction experts call for ‘clean recovery’ post-Covid

Construction industry experts have called on the sector to lead a ‘clean recovery’ from Covid-19, as the pandemic injects a renewed sense of urgency into existing challenges.

How intelligent buildings can guard against terror

Adrian Timberlake, chief technical officer of Seven Technologies Group, examines the vast potential of intelligent buildings in defending nations against threats of terrorism.
Drone technology,

Drone technology to help identify defects on Kent roads

Amey is trialling drone technology in a bid to identify defects on roads in and around Kent.

Vinci to deliver Harlow Science Park expansion

Vinci Construction UK is currently on-site to deliver the 50,000 sq ft mid-tech advanced manufacturing facilities, as Harlow Science Parks expands.
Innovation Accelerator programme,

HS2 launches second wave of Innovation Accelerator programme

HS2 has launched the second wave of its Innovation Accelerator programme to search for SMEs with ideas on how to accelerate building work on the railway.
construction technology, Bhangals Construction

Construction technology in an evolving world

Parm Bhangal, managing director of Bhangals Construction Consultants and My Build Estimate, looks at how construction technology is transforming the industry.

Estimators: Why automate takeoffs?

As an estimator, you know takeoffs are a major part of every project – this is where the On-Screen Takeoff function in Access ConQuest Estimating can help.
Supply chain management, digital technology,

Digital technology supports HS2’s supply chain management

Digital transformation helps EKFB maximise project performance across an 80km section of the UK’s new high-speed rail link between London, Birmingham and the North.
Construction workflows, construction sites, Mobile technologies

5 mobile systems that can improve construction workflows

Mobile systems backed with cloud-based technologies offer construction sites a previously unseen level of convenience and ease-of-use. Bryan Christiansen of Limble CMMS looks at five of these systems and how they can improve construction workflows.
iot,

IoT data: Maximising its value

Nick Sacke, head of IoT and products at Comms365, explains that stakeholders need to fully understand how to integrate these new data sources into existing data platforms and get the most value from it.
project delivery, artificial intelligence

Atkins and nPlan collaborate to drive project delivery

Atkins has formed a partnership with artificial intelligence technology start-up company, nPlan, to explore new data-driven contracting models for major project delivery.
software,

How do you get the rest of your team on board for software investment?

The Access Group has created this guide for those wanting to introduce new software into their organisation, and how you go about tackling reservations and building a strong business case for the software.
driverless cars

Driverless vehicles: Coming to a city street near you soon…

Driverless cars promised cities much, but have conspicuously failed to arrive – has something gone wrong with driverless technology?
infrastructure projects,

UWE Bristol joins consortium to drive innovation in construction

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has been announced as a member of a £16m consortium which aims to drive innovation across infrastructure projects in the UK.
new technologies, project planning

Integrating new technologies in the planning industry

Keano Chang, president and Allar Ahtmann, chairman of iknowa look at the new technologies that are addressing inefficiencies in the planning industry, including artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).
digital transformation,

Covid-19 can leave construction with a digital legacy

2020 was set to be a big year for digital transformation in construction before the pandemic hit the industry. However, Ibrahim Imam of PlanRadar, says the crisis can serve as a catalyst that leaves a positive digital legacy.
Barton Legal,

Covid-19 holds the key to quicker and cheaper construction disputes

Bill Barton, director of Barton Legal, says there is no reason why virtual hearings cannot become the norm for resolving construction disputes, bringing significant time and cost savings to an often tortuously slow and expensive process.
Exoskeleton systems,

Exoskeleton systems to boost productivity in construction

The Hilti Group has joined forces with Ottobock to develop exoskeletal systems for health protection and productivity in the construction industry.
facial recognition, construction contractors,

Non-contact facial recognition technology assists contractors

Causeway’s industry-leading Donseed solution provides contractors with complete and detailed views of projects by accurately verifying identity at sign-in on site.
infrastructure projects,

£16m consortium to drive innovation across infrastructure projects

The University of Dundee has joined a £16m consortium designed to drive innovation across major infrastructure projects in the UK.
earthsense, air pollution

Innovative partnership to improve air quality in Staffordshire

EarthSense has announced a collaboration with Amey to improve air quality in Staffordshire through the installation of Zephyr® sensors.
UK construction, AEC Production Control Room,

Consortium wins £1.6m to make AEC industry more proactive

Consortium partners, led by Mace, have won £1.6m of funding to improve productivity, quality, and performance of the UK construction sector.
Quality planning, Transforming Construction Challenge

A game-changer for construction’s approach to planning

Sam Stacey explains how the Transforming Construction Challenge, part of the Construction Sector Deal, excels innovation and pushes for quality planning.
Underfloor air conditioning system,

Underfloor air conditioning system increases design freedom

An innovative underfloor air conditioning system from AET Flexible Space has allowed architects to highlight key architectural features in a new refurbishment in the heart of central London.

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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.