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The offsite rule: Understanding government's 'offsite presumption'Subscription

It has been 15 months since the government’s offsite presumption announcement. What has the construction industry done to prepare and, with certain key industry players still unsure of what it means, when will clarity arrive?

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Contractor 2030: What would you do with unlimited resources?

Construction News and Autodesk assembled a board-level panel, and gave it certain unlimited resources to role-play how tech will transform the industry by 2030. How will the landscape change?

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How to solve the information-productivity puzzleSubscription

Construction is awash with data, so how could it be better used to jump-start the sector’s flatlining productivity?

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'Make construction cool again': The impact of new tech right nowSubscription

Robots, VR, offsite: experts at the CN Summit’s technology seminar shed fresh light on exactly how all forms of technology are already turning the industry upside down.

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The Silicon Valley giant that wants to reinvent constructionSubscription

Oracle has spent nearly $2bn building up its project management and payment platforms to target the construction industry. So what is the tech heavyweight planning?

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Too old for tech? The barriers to digital constructionSubscription

Does age present a barrier to embracing new digitised construction methods?

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BIM: Is it holding back digital construction?Subscription

The government’s 2016 mandate brought BIM to the fore, yet many remain confused about its true meaning as leading figures ask whether it’s obscuring the need to digitise the industry. 

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Drugs, maps and trackers: Meet the industry's tech trailblazersSubscription

With tech start-ups and fresh ideas vital to digitising construction, Binyamin Ali spoke to three sector newcomers looking to transform 3D mapping, project tracking and even drug testing.

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Manufactured construction: How theory is being turned into realitySubscription

Pioneering firms and a trailblazing government project have the potential to transform industry productivity through manufacturing methods. Binyamin Ali finds out how.

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VR and simulators offer huge work-at-height potentialSubscription

The integration of BIM and VR alongside advances in drone and robotics technology could change working at height beyond recognition, suggests IPAF CEO Tim Whiteman.