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.

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Innovative exoskeleton to ease road workers physical stress

Infrastructure contractor, Colas, has launched an exoskeleton designed to give power assistance to road workers working on levelling with a rake.
HAVS,

New wearable technology to improve safety for construction workers

CityFibre and Callan Connect are testing hand technology that prevents Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) on a live construction site.
intelligent infrastructure,

Consortium to deliver intelligent infrastructure across the UK

A new consortium led by Cognizant, together with Amey Consulting and Arup, aims to reduce service affecting failures on railways as part of a Network Rail programme to deliver asset management improvements.
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Amey wins data science contract with Highways England

Amey Consulting has secured a new data science contract with Highways England, to deliver several data science projects which aim to demonstrate the benefits of a data-driven approach.
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Bringing digital technology to the construction site

The Digital Cube is a collaborative workspace that brings digital technology to the coalface of construction projects.
sewer flooding in the UK,

Amey patents new technology to combat sewer flooding in the UK

New patented technology by Amey Consulting aims to combat the problem of sewer flooding in the UK.
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Fuel switching decarbonisation projects secure £6.02m award

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has secured a £6.02m BEIS award to demonstrate the potential of hydrogen and plasma technology to reduce carbon emissions through fuel switching.
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Highway network in Sheffield gets UK’s biggest smart tech overhaul

Amey, which operates Streets Ahead is putting itself at the forefront of smart technology to deliver efficiency in the city of Sheffield via a platform provided by Smart City operator, Connexin.
SIMULATE project, air quality, mobility, SMEs,

Project calls on SMEs to deliver innovative air quality and mobility solutions

The SIMULATE project is on the lookout for SMEs to deliver innovative solutions to combat challenges in sustainable mobility and air quality.
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How can businesses take advantage of the construction industry upturn

The construction industry expected to increase by 5% by the end of 2021, James Hepton looks at how businesses can reap the rewards of an industry on the up.
smart buildings,

How workspaces are embracing technology to become smart buildings

Amid changing expectations and evidence of the impact of environment on productivity and wellbeing, offices need to embrace technology to become smarter, more intelligent workplaces. Nick Sacke of Comms365 takes a look.
Compliance,

Data is DEAD: The evolution of information in construction

Ryan Dempsey, founder and chief executive of The Compliance Workbook, discusses the importance of evolving the way information is presented and used.
road workers, cone laying,

Automated cone laying machines to benefit road workers

Highways experts are creating technology that will allow automated vehicles to lay cones on motorways and major A roads, eliminating one of the biggest risks faced by England’s road workers.

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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.