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Technology

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Digital worksheet’ offer client visibility on how works are progressing

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.

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GDPR: 5 ways to ensure you’re compliantSubscription

Companies need to look past the endless emails to ensure they are taking the necessary steps to comply with the new rules.

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Artificial intelligence: 5 legal issues for constructionSubscription

Artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles are on the rise, but what are the legal issues contractors should be aware of? Fladgate partner Barry Hembling explains.

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Design vs reality: How do we make projects more predictable?Subscription

Low margins, high fragmentation, weak productivity: leaders from every part of the supply chain gathered to address the problems that cause endless changes to projects.

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Dubai to build first 700mph Hyperloop in big week for techVideoSubscription

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks for construction-related technology taking some significant steps forward.

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Virtual reality cities offer a glimpse of our futuresVideoSubscription

Mega-drones, app-based driverless cars, 3D site printers: sound far-fetched? Well, this could be your day-to-day in just 20 years’ time, according to PwC.