Construction activity is complex, requiring huge amounts of coordination and cooperation. Pre-construction defect inspections are part of this process, ensuring that the groundwork – literally – for success is being done properly.
How technology can help construction businesses weather difficult times.
Companies across the construction industry approach their activities differently, depending on the products and services they offer. Business models vary, from general construction offerings to specialisms. What is important is the ability to adapt and change as economic circumstances dictate.
Business information modelling (BIM) revolutionised the construction industry when it first came on the scene, enabling designers and contractors to get a unique digital view of their projects. Can openBIM, which promises users better access to digital files, better management of data and improved interoperability, do the same?
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.
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.
Technology has the potential to eliminate redundant work and streamline mundane-yet-critical tasks, easing the burden on construction firms as they face a possible challenging economy ahead.
Chris Gorse, professor of construction engineering and management at Loughborough University, talks about how construction can be more sustainable
Construction companies are using technology to reduce their impact on the environment.