Digital tools can deliver a new level of site logistics effectiveness that will give your operations a boost not just in the planning stages but throughout a project
These are the developments that are moving the construction industry forward.
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.
Digital plan review software is speeding up the review process for urban planning agencies. Learn how one city cut plan review times with Bluebeam Revu.
Construction activity is complex, requiring huge amounts of coordination and cooperation. Pre-construction site inspections are part of this process, ensuring that the groundwork—literally—for success is being done properly.
Researchers at the University of Kitakyushu in Japan found that chopped up cleaned nappies can replace up to 10% of the composite material in a concrete mix for structural use in single-storey buildings and as much as 40% in non-structural and architectural components
Traditional building products such as steel and concrete are construction’s ‘tried and tested’ materials, yet they come with a significant environmental cost. Can ‘hempcrete,’ a concrete-like product made from the hemp plant, help the industry elevate its sustainability efforts?
Smart cities are transforming urban living with advanced technology and data integration, enhancing the quality of life for citizens. Continue reading to discover the fundamental opportunities for the construction industry to integrate smart technologies and offer sustainable solutions for future urban growth.
It’s expected that by 2050 cities will be home to 68% of the world’s population, up from 54% in 2016. As our towns and cities expand at a phenomenal rate, what can the built environment do to cater for such rapid urbanisation and its challenges, making these good places to live and work, where people can live healthy, fulfilled lives?
The virtual metaverse is set to make a significant impact on the construction industry, particularly among architects and designers, who will relish the opportunity to collaborate with ease, see the limits of design pushed further than ever and take clients on a journey through a project before its groundbreaking.
The advent of virtual and augmented reality technology enables architects to walk clients through their designs well before a spade hits the ground, while contractors can overlay images of an existing site with a digital plan of things like pipework to determine what will work and what won’t
The advent of drones has given the construction industry the opportunity to get a unique view of a building project as it rises from the ground. But as well as checking that a structure has been built properly and collecting and imparting data, a drone-mounted camera can monitor a site’s safety and security, while it can also be used in a maintenance program, assessing wear and tear on a long-finished building or infrastructure asset.
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?
Business information modeling (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?