The construction sector relies increasingly on data. With new technologies – particularly information-gathering gadgets such as sensors – becoming more prevalent across the industry, how much of a role will big data play in companies’ fortunes?
Greenwashing – the act of claiming environmental credentials for a product or project that are unjustified or outright untrue – has no place in the construction sector. Creating sustainable developments through investment in people, materials and delivery practices, plus supporting evidence to corroborate such claims, is the way forward.
Speed has become paramount in the increasingly competitive industry, says Bantrel Co. project engineer Duane Gingras, making digital tools like Bluebeam essential for success.
The built environment contributes a significant amount of the world’s carbon emissions. A life cycle assessment is increasingly seen as the best method of monitoring a structure’s carbon and offers the industry a route to minimising its effect on the rest of us.
Bluebeam’s new CEO sat down with Built to discuss his fascination with technology and how he thinks it can continue to move the construction industry forward.
When it comes to uses of carbon fibre, most people think of high-end motor vehicles, motorbikes or aircraft interiors. But thanks to its superb strength and light weight, the ‘miracle material’ has its uses in construction.
Architects have long sought to design buildings that suited occupants’ needs, as well as being aesthetically pleasing. Lately, the built environment has acknowledged the need to create buildings which cater for occupants’ needs in more ways than one.
Explore the underlying risks and hazards in the construction industry beyond the obvious ones. Learn about potential health risks, including cancer, and discover crucial safety measures to keep your workers protected on the job site.
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