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.

Smart cities, 5g, technology,

How the arrival of 5G will impact on smart cities and real estate

5G technology will allow vast amounts of data to be transferred and analysed, offering significant opportunities for smart(er) cities and commercial real estate. Professor Richard Kingston, professor of urban planning at the University of Manchester, examines what is in store.
5G innovation, BAM Nuttal,

BAM secures Government funding to trial 5G innovation

BAM Nuttall has secured investment from Government which will fund 9 new projects to explore how 5G technology can support the construction industry.
Integrated technology, UK construction

Smarter construction through integrated technology

Brandon Oliveri-O’Connor of Procore discusses how the UK construction industry can benefit from integrated technology and data.
location data, geospatial,

Winners of £2m location data competition revealed

28 companies have been handed a slice of £2m as part of the Geospatial Commission’s transport location data competition.
Smart city, Digital twins

Whatever happened to the smart city?

Mark Enzer, head of the National Digital Twin Programme at the Centre for Digital Built Britain and contributor to built environment event Futurebuild, explains how connecting digital twins can serve smarter cities.
workforce safety, construction

Balfour Beatty and MSite to digitise workforce safety

Balfour Beatty and MSite have adopted an innovative mobile phone application to improve workforce safety across 60 of its sites.
Integrated data, digital tools

Integrated data in construction: The ‘key to success’ in 2021 and beyond

The recent challenges brought on by Covid-19 have shown the construction industry to be willing to adopt new technologies. Social distancing measures have forced construction to adapt to digital tools faster and more comprehensively than ever before.
ERP software

The Access Group acquires ERP software specialist

The Access Group has acquired ERP software specialist, EasyBuild to secure a market-leading position in the provision of software and services to the construction sector.
Clean Air Gas Engine

HS2 trials Clean Air Gas Engine technology to cut carbon on sites

In an attempt to improve local air quality, HS2 is trailing new Clean Air Gas Engine technology to dramatically cut carbon on construction sites.
construction megaprojects

Future tech will unlock the world’s mega construction projects

David Mitchell, founder and CEO of XYZ Reality, discusses the challenges that constrain global construction megaprojects, and how Engineering Grade AR is one of the key technologies for unlocking its limitations.
Field View, RED system, viewpoint

RED Systems uses Field View to track workers’ health and safety

RED Systems is using Viewpoint’s Field View solution to track the health and safety of its workers during the pandemic.
carbon emissions

How the construction industry can meet decarbonisation targets

Asite has launched a new research report on how the construction industry can mitigate carbon emissions through the smart retrofitting of built assets.

Software company PODFather improves HS2 logistics

An Edinburgh-based construction software supplier, PODFather, has enabled works for Phase One of HS2, with logistics and safety compliance software speeding up processes on sites across the West Midlands.

85% of built environment experts back digital golden thread

The report provides an important insight into the industry’s understanding of the golden thread and what will be needed to deliver it in practice.
Underfloor air conditioning

Underfloor air conditioning system wins ‘Retrofit Project of the Year’

Underfloor air conditioning specialist, AET Flexible Space, has won the ‘Retrofit Project of the Year’ at the H&V News Awards 2020.
Construction software

Achilles and Causeway to develop streamlined supplier data system

Achilles Information, the global leader and partner of choice for supply chain risk and performance management, has announced a partnership with Causeway Technologies, the largest specialist construction software provider.
worksite safety, Immersive 4D technology

Immersive 4D technology to boost worksite safety on HS2

HS2 has joined forces with Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV) and 3D Repo to boost worksite safety by implementing immersive 4D technology.
AI in construction (AI, artificial construction)

Building the foundations for AI in construction

The use of big data and reliance on machine learning capability are becoming standard project control tools. Niru Sundararajah, a data scientist for Aecom’s Cost Intelligence Europe team, shares his perspective on how solid foundations for data management are crucial to successful analytical outcomes using AI in construction.
Transport infrastructure

Driving innovation in transport infrastructure

The Intelligent Infrastructure Control Centre is a new cloud-based platform developed by the TIES Living Lab that aims to harness digital to radically change the way the UK designs, delivers and manages transport infrastructure.
Causeway, contactless facial recognition,

Causeway launches facial recognition solution for safer sites

The latest Causeway Donseed release includes new contactless facial recognition technology, which enables construction contractors to verify identity at sign-in and sign-out without any skin contact.
SaaS platform, cloud desktop,

SaaS platform increases AEC firms’ business agility

Enterprise desktop cloud company, Workspot, announced that Torti Gallas + Partners has successfully deployed its cloud desktop SaaS platform and workstation solutions.
Construction sector,

Pagabo and Sheffield university to ‘shake up’ construction sector

National framework provider Pagabo has forged a research agreement with the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) to challenge current methods in the construction sector.
Digital strategy, digital technology,

Engineering: From surviving to thriving with a digital strategy

Many of the businesses that have survived – and even thrived – in these extraordinary circumstances are organisations that have digital technology at their heart. Or, at least, a plan to put it there, says Sam Stephens, chief engineer at Atkins.
built environment

Four Futures, One Choice: The construction industry in 2040

A new study examines four scenarios for how the construction sector and the built environment will look by 2040. Lead author Dr Didem Gürdür Broo discusses how the choices we make today can shape a better future.
drone,

Consortium wins £30m grant to accelerate drone inspections

Consortium secures grant to accelerate remote inspection and monitoring of industrial sites by drone during the Covid-19 crisis.
vehicle tracking system

How vehicle tracking can help enforce company speeding policy

Quartix explores how vehicle tracking systems can help enforce your company speeding policy and make journeys safer for your drivers.

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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.