BAM secures Government funding to trial 5G innovation

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5G innovation, BAM Nuttal,

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

Subject to grant funding agreements and due diligence, Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) will co-fund 9 new projects (bringing the total to 15 5G create projects) from a range of sectors including: tourism, sport, logistics, transport, creative industries and construction.

Trials will explore how 5G technology can support the construction industry: testing 5G-powered cameras, drones and sensors at BAM Nuttall’s construction sites in Kilsyth, Glasgow and Shetland.

The project will be an enabler for digital solutions that improve construction productivity within BAM Nuttall and the wider UK construction industry. Additionally, it will help grow UK technical capability in the field of 5G.

It will be delivered by a consortium led by BAM Nuttall partnered with AttoCore and Building Research Establishment.

Enabling the use of technology

Colin Evison, head of innovation at BAM Nuttall, said: “We are really excited to join the 5G Create programme and have the opportunity to further develop our digital capability that will help us in our mission to build sustainable environments that enhance people’s lives.

“We believe the project outcomes will benefit our business and the wider construction industry in its drive to improve productivity.”

UK government minister for Scotland, Iain Stewart said: “The UK government is funding 5G innovation trials to help Scottish industry harness the opportunities and possibilities 5G offers.

“5G is an exciting technology, with higher connection speeds and capacity having potential to enable the use of innovate technology, transforming industry.

“I’m delighted this significant UK government investment is funding such an important project in Scotland.”

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