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.

AET Flexible, Underfloor air conditioning

Underfloor air conditioning technology: The sustainable way to service space

Underfloor air conditioning has come of age. Worldwide, major developers are embracing this technology for its height-saving benefits in new builds, and headroom increases in refurbishments.
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New electronic warning tags support social distancing at work

An electronic warning tag which alerts wearers when they get they get too close to a colleague is being introduced to workplaces across the country.
New prisons,

Four new prisons to be constructed using MMC

Four new prisons are to be built across England over the next six years using new technology and modern methods of construction.
Gipave,

Innovative graphene asphalt to be trialled on Kent roads

Amey has joined forces with Kent County Council and Iterchimica to trial the use of Gipave, an asphalt supermodifier, on Kent roads.
technology in construction,

Covid-19 accelerates future of technology in construction

Covid-19 has shaped the future of technology in construction, with platform technology taking centre stage, according to research by Procore.
exoskeletons

CSIC to host webinar to boost adoption of exoskeletons

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) is part of an international team hosting a webinar to launch a new initiative that aims to accelerate the adoption of exoskeletons in construction and manufacturing SMEs.
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Highways England launches plan to push technology in infrastructure

A digital revolution in construction could increase productivity and save billions of pounds, as Highways England announces the launch of its 15-year plan to accelerate the use of technology in infrastructure.
Bounceback Innovation Challenge

‘Bounceback Innovation Challenge’ to tackle Covid-19 impact

Amey is launching an internal Bounceback Innovation Challenge to develop solutions that will help the industry better cope with the challenges posed by the coronavirus.
SOART, Mott MacDonald

Mott MacDonald launches ‘SOART’ to unlock AI in project planning

Mott MacDonald has announced the launch of a new scenario testing and schedule planning service to help support clients to make informed strategic decisions and reduce risk when planning and delivering major projects.
smart homes,

Innovative partnership to deliver smart homes of the future

The HALO and Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) have joined forces to bring ‘world class’ smart homes of the future to Kilmarnock.
copronet,

Construction project management specialists bring teams together

Construction project management specialists, Copronet, takes a look at the 'new normal' for the construction industry as a result of Covid-19.
construction industry,

The case for digitisation of construction has never been clearer

The construction industry is the second least digitised in the world, Copronet makes the case for digitalised construction processes in the wake of Covid-19.
construction case,

Zoom construction case signals ‘shift in English courtroom history’

Barnet Council found liable for the repeated flooding of a family home in the first-ever entirely remote Technology and Construction Court trial in English legal history.
Social distancing,

Social distancing tech to protect staff returning to work

Edinburgh-based Reactec has launched a new social distancing solution which monitors construction workers’ exposure to health risk amid Covid-19.
social distancing technology,

Interserve trails social distancing technology on NEC Nightingale

New social distancing technology, SiteZone Safety, is being used by Interserve Construction at the final phase of the development of the new NHS Nightingale Hospital Birmingham.
drone inspection, BVLoS,

Success for first UK ‘beyond visual line of sight’ drone inspection

AmeyVTOL, the joint venture between Amey and VTOL technologies, has successfully trialled the first drone inspection of UK infrastructure to go beyond visual line of sight (BVLoS).
Entrepreneurial mindset

An entrepreneurial mindset in construction

Ryan Dempsey, founder and chief executive of The Compliance Workbook, shares his entrepreneurial journey.
thermal imaging, fever-screening,

Mitie launches thermal imaging service to combat COVID-19 spread

Mitie Security has launched a thermal imaging service to help businesses protect against the spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19,

Social housing providers use AR to minimise COVID-19 risk

Social housing providers introduce innovative technology that supports residents, whilst reducing face-to-face contact during the coronavirus pandemic.
augmented reality technology, Housing association,

Housing association uses augmented reality to fix routine repairs

Kingdom Housing Association is using augmented reality technology to help tenants fix routine repairs during the coronavirus lockdown.
construction tool, AECOM

AECOM launches virtual consultation tool amid coronavirus crisis

AECOM has launched a web-based consultation tool that allows clients to engage with stakeholders from their computer/mobile device, driving public engagement for projects during the coronavirus pandemic.
face shields, 3D printers,

Façade engineers to 3D print face shields for emergency services

Solar shading contractors, Solinear is using its 3D printers to produce face shields for emergency services in the battle against COVID-19.
Innovation in construction,

Innovation in construction falls to lowest level since credit crunch

Innovation in construction has fallen by 14% in two years as R&D by UK industries drops to the lowest levels since the credit crunch, analysis by R&D tax relief specialist Catax has revealed.
protective equipment,

COVID-19: Ferrovial uses 3D printing to craft protective equipment

Ferrovial is using 3D printing to craft breathing devices and create protective equipment in an effort to help ease coronavirus pressures.
cab signalling, East Coast Main Line, network rail

Network Rail join forces with Siemens and Atkins for in-cab signalling

Network Rail has joined forces with Siemens and Atkins in a major programme to introduce in-cab signalling on the southern section of the East Coast Main Line.
road network, new technology,

Kent and Amey trial new technology to improve road networks

Kent has received a £2m grant to work with Amey to research and trial new technology which will improve the safety of the county’s road network.

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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.