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£18m digital tech funding to boost construction industry

Four new research projects that aim to speed up assembly, save money, and improve the quality of UK building projects is to be announced today (31 January) by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
Robotics, construction,

How long will it be before robots build everything?

As technology and AI gallop forward, robotics are making inroads into construction. Will there come a point where they can replace humans entirely?
drone technology,

Drone usage increases in UK construction

The number of construction companies using drone technology in the UK and Ireland has increased significantly, although more advanced digital/reality capture outputs continue to be underutilised.
Building envelope

Creating better buildings

The latest generation of mechanical fastening solutions for the building envelope is enabling architects to create better buildings.
protocol, BIM,

Providing for construction’s digital future

Peter Jansen, Construction Lawyer at Keystone Law, discusses construction’s digital future with a focus on BIM and data ownership.
offsite manufacturing, labour shortages, productivity,

How offsite manufacturing can help tackle issues in construction

Dario Teixeira, engineering manager at MIDFIX, explores how adopting new technology and using modern methods of construction could help address productivity and labour issues in the construction industry.
digital maturity

Digitally transform or die!

How do you know what 'good' looks like when it comes to systems adoption and digital maturity? GroupBC and Eque2 set out some simple steps for improvement.
National BIM survey,

NBS launches annual National BIM Survey

NBS has launched the annual NBS National BIM Survey, marking almost a decade of tracking BIM adoption in the UK.
services and software, build aviator,

Who are Build Aviator?

Build Aviator offers specialist services and software to streamline offsite and onsite processes.

Overcoming BIMtimidation: MBG makes the leap to BIM

Contractor MBG embraced BIM on a major multi-million pound hospital project – and saw the challenge pay off.
Modern technology, construction industry, IoT,

Modern technology in the construction industry

Bryan Christiansen, CEO at Limble CMMS, takes a look at how modern technology, particularly the use of the Internet of Things (IoT), is revolutionising the construction industry.
smart home,

Housing tech: A look inside the home of the future

There’s no doubt that homes are becoming smarter and more connected to the world of internet-enabled devices, but what does this mean for the planning and construction industries?
underground pipe network, roadworks,

Micro robots to fix underground pipe network

New micro robots will be built to repair the UK’s vast underground pipe network and prevent disruption of roadworks in the future.
Smart Building Technology, BSRIA,

BSRIA launches White Paper on Smart Building Technology

BSRIA has launched its White Paper on ‘Megatrends: Smart Building Technology’, which highlights that technology is in the process of transforming almost every aspect of society.
building materials

Researchers at Cambridge Uni to develop self-healing concrete

Researchers at the University of Cambridge are using microencapsulation technologies developed by Dolomite Microfluidics to develop self-healing building materials.
Offsite manufacturing

Offsite manufacturing: What’s stopping us?

Robert Meakin, partner at global law firm Clyde & Co examines how offsite manufacturing supported by BIM, 3D printing and AI has the potential to transform the way we build.
Drone technology, construction industry

Drones in Construction: What risks in taking flight?

Drone technology has been hailed as a game-changer for the construction and engineering industries. But where do the benefits come from - and what are the risks? Senior construction solicitor May Winfield explains where the law stands on drone use.
construction practices, Transforming construction,

New £2.5m project to transform construction practices in the UK

A new £2.5m project will bring together businesses and researchers to help overhaul construction practices in the UK.
drone technology

Could drone technology help stop Corniche-type tragedies?

Pae Natwilai, founder of drone mapping and reporting company Trik, explains how the technology can be harnessed
ConstrucTech, Colmore Tang,

Colmore Tang chooses winner for ConstrucTech initiative

Contractor Colmore Tang has selected the winner in its hunt for a start-up technology that it could collaborate with to help improve the construction industry.
BIM training bimup

Is your BIM fully optimised for your business?

There is growing and quite understandable hype concerning BIM, and how it is helping to transform both the UK residential and commercial building sectors?
city information modelling

Next in BIM: City Information Modelling (CIM)

BIM has radically changed the way we think about building design in terms of collaboration and visualisation. Can City Information Modelling do the same for urban planning?
luxury student accommodation

Future Generation to build luxury student accommodation in Guildford

Future Generation, a Southern Grove company, has secured planning permission for a state-of-the-art luxury student accommodation scheme in Guildford.

Bentley Systems acquires machine learning and IoT specialists

Bentley Systems has announced it has entered an agreement to acquire Quebec City-based AIworx, Inc., provider of machine learning and internet of things (IoT) technologies and services.
BIM methodologies

BIM methodologies help Beijing Water increase water distribution

The South-to-North Water Diversion Project is a major foundational strategic project to alleviate the severe shortage of water resources in northern China, especially in the capital of Beijing.
steel connections, 3d printing,

Steel fabricator uses 3D printing to create steel connections

A structural steel fabricator in London is teaming up with Cranfield University to use 3D printing to create steel connections

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