Construction and Big Data 

The construction sector relies increasingly on data. With new technologies—particularly information-gathering gizmos such as sensors—becoming more prevalent across the industry, how much of a role will big data play in companies’ fortunes?

Can Reforms Make the UK Planning System Better? 

The UK’s planning rules, which grants permission for developments, particularly housing, have been described by all sides as not fit for purpose. What is wrong with the system, and what does the government propose to do to speed up delivery of the homes the country desperately needs?

Social Value and the Construction Industry 

Creating social value when delivering a construction project can lead to new jobs, training and education opportunities. But essential to successfully harnessing a scheme’s social value is establishing its aims and goals from the beginning of a project’s development.

How Can GPS Help Construction?

From keeping onsite equipment secure and productive to helping map out land and terrain for projects, Global Positioning System (GPS) technology offers the construction industry a dimension of information that was simply unthinkable a few decades ago.