Construction has been somewhat behind on things like technology and remote working. But the COVID-19 pandemic forced the sector to revisit how it did things; now it is embracing fresh ways of working that could lead to gains in productivity and worker well-being.
How technology can help construction businesses weather difficult times.
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?
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.
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.
Find out the four ways software can improve the construction sector’s productivity today.
How do you choose the right construction software for you, and make sure that your investment is worthwhile?