Contributing more than one-third of the world’s carbon emissions, the built environment urgently needs to find new and cleaner ways to deliver the homes and other buildings we need. Might newly developed technologies such as ‘living building materials’ be the answer?
Bluebeam is increasingly being used by public sector organisations in the U.S. Built UK spoke to the supervising building inspector for plan reviews for Merced County in California about why his team made the switch to Bluebeam and what the software has done to transform the way his team can respond to the needs of local people.
The construction industry is constantly looking for new ways to improve, whether that’s in terms of productivity, efficiency, safety or profitability. Would increased use of artificial intelligence and machine learning be the way to deliver these enhanced efficiencies?
The safety of workers on building sites is paramount. Protective clothing has moved on from basic boots, hard hats and gloves to garments featuring high-spec technology.
Bridging the gap between reality and the virtual world is the job of the metaverse. Can construction harness this latest development in digital technology?
Women are making inroads in construction, filling roles across the industry from project managers to architects. Built spoke to Afsheen Ul Haq, a forensic and risk planning manager at BAM, to hear about her path into the sector and the challenges for women in the industry.
Cities across the globe have experienced urban blight, where districts that have seen a significant downturn in fortunes are abandoned, with residential and business properties left vacant. Responding to this change in fortunes is becoming an industry in itself.
While the private sector has been using Bluebeam for several years, the public sector is now getting in on the act. Here’s how the city of Henderson, Nevada, is using the technology.
As the construction industry responds to climate change and calls to use more sustainable materials, timber is growing in importance.
Some construction firms are well down the path toward a technologically enhanced future, with robots, drones, cloud-based resources and acres of software. But others have work to do. So what should they be thinking about?
Given the level of carbon emissions construction generates, the industry knows it has to smarten up its environmental act. Part of the sector’s response will be to embrace more green construction materials, while some, like timber, have been a part of the industry for centuries.