The future of construction

The offsite revolution in Construction : The Advantages

The offsite revolution in Construction : The Advantages

The construction industry is a paradox. The annual global growth rate is more than 3%, but the sector is in crisis: prices are soaring, jobs remain unfilled, and demand far outstrips supply. The crisis can be attributed to one broad shortcoming: unlike almost every other industry, construction has been reluctant to modernize and thereby boost its productivity. The car factory of 2019 looks nothing... »

Why the built environment should take lessons from Lego

Why the built environment should take lessons from Lego

There’s no denying the social and commercial value of our built environment. From housing, schools and office buildings to factories, stadiums and retail, our demands on buildings remain diverse and uncompromising. But as the world’s population continues to grow, the need to fundamentally re-imagine the ways we finance, construct and value these buildings has never been greater. There is an ever-i... »

How Emerging Technologies Are Changing The Built Environment

How Emerging Technologies Are Changing The Built Environment

Emerging technologies have the potential of changing the entire face of the industry they are deployed in. Generally, they are new and disruptive but can also include earlier technologies that are still controversial and relatively underutilised compared to their potential. Diverse technologies are emerging in education, information, nanotechnology, biotechnology, cognitive science, psycho-technol... »

The Construction industry needs a Robot revolution

The Construction industry needs a Robot revolution

IN DEBATES ABOUT the future of work, technology is often portrayed as the villain. One recent study calculated that 38 percent of jobs in the United States were at a “high risk” of being automated during the next decade. In the construction industry, predictions are especially dire: Estimates of robot-fuelled joblessness range from 24 percent in Britain to 41percent in Germany. There is no questio... »

5 Tools Government can use to accelerate digital adoption in the construction industry

5 Tools Government can use to accelerate digital adoption in the construction industry

Using technologies to boost construction productivity can have a profound impact on public and private spending. In the United States alone, expenditures on construction reached $1.29 trillion in 2018, after rising an average of 7.4 percent annually over the previous five years.[rml_read_more] »