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.

construction industry in 2022

How to build a better construction industry in 2022

Tom Noctor, team lead, Procore, shares his thoughts on what is in store for the construction industry in 2022 and why the year ahead will be crucial for stabilising the sector.
performance-led infrastructure

Government Soft Landings have a key role in performance-led infrastructure

David Philp, impact director at the Construction Innovation Hub, examines how Government Soft Landings can aid in transforming performance-led infrastructure to answer the problems of tomorrow, today.
construction businesses

Free grant and support scheme to help SME construction businesses to innovate

A recent report from the House of Lords has highlighted a “collapse” in construction industry participation by SMEs. I-Construct offers a range of opportunities to help businesses in the sector – and its supply chain – to grow.
digital transformation

Time and attendance technology: Embracing digital transformation for FM

Recently, we caught up with Christian Berenger, Head of Workforce Management at Ezitracker (part of the ERP division within The Access Group) to discover how they support digital transformation in the Facilities Management sector and beyond.
i-construct innovation hub

I-Construct Hub for construction innovation opens in Essex

A new centre for construction innovation is now open in Essex. The new I-Construct Innovation Hub is an example of how offsite construction methods can support build and operation to meet BREEAM Excellent standards of sustainability.
Enscape and Chaos Merger

TA Associates and LEA Partners back Enscape and Chaos merger

The Enscape and Chaos merger will establish a global leader in the 3D visualization and design workflow software sectors, with a focus on the AEC, Visual Effects (VFX) and Product Design verticals.
Illuminate trial

Kier’s new Illuminate trial paves the way for digital roads

Kier Highways has revealed their Illuminate trial, which tests how existing highway infrastructure could be used to help make digital roads a reality.
construction specific software

Viewpoint For Projects transitions to ViewpointID for single sign-on

Viewpoint for Projects (VFP) has transitioned to a dedicated authentication service for logging into the platform, named ViewpointID.
social housing sector

Could digital twins transform the social housing sector?

Helen Rogers, housing product director at global software providers Civica, looks at the potential of digital twins to deliver a better, safer, greener social housing sector across the UK.
Virtual reality

Virtual reality systems to make HS2 the ‘most reliable’ railway  

Virtual reality and real time monitoring sensors installed in HS2’s infrastructure, will make Britain’s new high speed rail network one of the world’s ‘most reliable’ railways, HS2 claims.
Excel spreadsheets

Disadvantages of Excel spreadsheets in construction management

Top disadvantages of Excel spreadsheets in construction management. What’s the cost to your business if all your spreadsheets got deleted today?
construction pipeline forecast

Construction pipeline forecast tool increases database

Construction pipeline forecast tool increases its database to over 1,500 across 20 sectors bringing value up to £11bn.
digital tools

2022 will see more construction firms turning to digital tools

Richard Warley, CEO of BigChange, shares his thoughts on why more construction firms, particularly SMEs, will turn to digital tools to grow stronger in 2022.
subcontractor

How HBS Group Southern always stay one step ahead

Charles Bull, group operations director at HBS Group Southern explores how granular and real-time insights have allowed the subcontractor to put customers first and stay one step ahead of the competition.
centre of excellence for construction innovation

£2.3 million centre of excellence for construction innovation opens

I-Construct, a £2.3 million centre of excellence for construction innovation has opened in Braintree, 15 months after building work began.
New national hospital

Building Iceland’s new national hospital

The power of digital technology in construction is helping to create what will be one of Iceland’s largest and most vital buildings, a new national hospital.
Collaboration Product of the Year

Viewpoint For Projects wins Collaboration Product of the Year for 11th year

Trimble Viewpoint’s Viewpoint For Projects (VFP) solution has won the 2021 UK Hammers Awards, ‘Collaboration Product of the Year’.
construction software

How Access Construction Software supports contractors

Find out how Access Construction is helping main contractors and subcontractors streamline and improve efficiency with cloud hosting, estimating and ERP software solutions.
3D-printed architecture

Designing the future with 3D-printed architecture

AccuCities explores how 3D-printed models enable rapid testing and iteration of architectural designs in an affordable way.
EMEA Summit

Innovative construction: Takeaways from Viewpoint’s EMEA Summit

From industry-leading best practices, innovative customer success stories, and the latest construction technologies, it was a jam-packed couple of afternoons of learning opportunities at Viewpoint’s EMEA Summit, says Tamara Higham, marketing executive at Viewpoint.
future flight

Air taxis, drones and all-electric aircraft: How will AEC adapt to the future of...

Gary Cutts, challenge director for the Future Flight Challenge at UK Research and Innovation, explores the current trajectory of future flight in the UK and how planning, architecture and construction will need to adapt.
rail cutting service

SFS launches cost-effective rail cutting service

Market-leader in building envelope solutions, SFS, is offering a brand-new optimised rail cutting service, as part of its tailored NVELOPE® package.
COINS Grand Challenge

Driving innovation: AI timber design system and self-healing concrete

Winners have been announced for the 2021 COINS Grand Challenge, a global competition organised by Construction Industry Solutions (COINS), which aims to drive innovation across the construction industry.
Data sharing, construction

How data management can make our industry safer

Placing better information management and data sharing at the forefront of digital transformation will make construction safer – as well as smarter, says Zane Ulhaq, associate director for Atkins.
construction technology

Innovation in action: Top construction technology

As technology continues to advance, so does the impact that it has on the construction industry. Here, we take a look at the top technologies in action – and how companies are using these innovations to stay ahead of the curve.
locking mechanism

Disconnect Door Mechanism: An advanced locking mechanism

The Disconnect Door Mechanism uses an arrangement between the spindle and the handle that leaves the door locked without the need for exposed ‘pickable’ key locks or levers.

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.