Despite talk of a digital revolution across construction, there is an unavoidable paradox holding the workforce back.
Our sector has always had a bit of an issue with public perception. Say the word ‘construction’ and people tend to conjure up images of hard hats, high-vis jackets and bricks.
The past 12 months have seen a number of forces begin to tackle construction’s unacceptable levels of productivity.
At the beginning of this decade, digital construction was being embraced by a relatively modest group of enthusiasts.
Another week, another bad news story for a tier one contractor.
The alliance between Stanhope, Network Homes and Laing O’Rourke is another step in the right direction for a ‘new way’ for construction.
Recent news of divining rods being used to locate leaks in the water network paint an image of an industry that is old-fashioned and devoid of innovation.
Offsite fabrication offers the potential to save time and money while achieving higher standards of quality and consistency. But is that the reality?
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