Geography no longer binds employees to a specific jobsite in many industries. Hybrid working arrangements are making this possible for construction, too.
These are the developments that are moving the construction industry forward.
Rising tidal activity, in part driven by climate change, increasingly threatens coastal communities. Officials are assessing shore defences around the country, including considering seawalls. But are such structures the answer, or are there more effective alternatives?
Southbank by Beulah, or STH BNK, is set to begin construction in 2022 in Melbourne and features an extraordinary plan to add green space to the city.
Engineers have a crucial role to play in making the built environment greener, particularly when it comes to delivering infrastructure that impacts the world around us. In an interview with Bluebeam, expert Tim Chapman of Arup and the Institution of Civil Engineers spells out what needs to be done.
The immersive architectural structure is designed to leave visitors feeling like they’re walking among the stars—a special experience that required exceptional construction techniques
Modern-day artificial intelligence systems, while relatively sophisticated, are nowhere close to replacing what humans do on a construction jobsite, experts say
Some of the greatest strides the construction sector has made recently with technology haven’t been with robotics or artificial intelligence, but with work collaboration and design software
The world was turned on its head in the spring of 2020 as COVID-19 swept across the globe, closing down societies, devastating communities and wrecking national economies. Construction activity was badly hit, but the sector learned to do things differently, and new ways of working are now being embraced
When it comes to working digitally, construction lags behind almost every other industrial sector. This is a missed opportunity and needs to be addressed. The Institution of Civil Engineers has produced a checklist of things companies need to be aware of.
The construction industry needs to address not only the operational carbon of a building—what it emits throughout its use—but the embodied carbon in buildings, which is linked to the materials used to deliver it, along with the construction activity itself
The world’s population is growing and cities are getting bigger. Some fear that as they grow denser, cities will become like modern-day versions of some Dickensian nightmare. But architects such as Earle Arney argue this is far from the case, and that density can lead to healthier outcomes for residents
CitizenM aims to bring the luxury hotel market a special distinction—many of the chain’s hotels are almost entirely modular in construction, with prefabricated rooms craned into place like a child’s building blocks
Software engineers creating digital twins in construction mean that designers and contractors can monitor the viability of technologies before they are put into a construction project
Move over fashion and lifestyle influencers—these builders are also using social media to create online personas that expand their professional networks and grow their construction businesses