The future of construction

Sustainable construction technologies used in green construction

Sustainable construction technologies used in green construction

Green building technology has become one of the hottest trends in construction. The benefits of a green technology application in construction are far-reaching and comprehensive, offering significant advantages when used in new facilities as well as existing structures. [rml_read_more] Green technology makes buildings more energy-efficient and sustainable, so they have a lower carbon footprint and... »

Three ways construction leaders harness digital transformation

Three ways construction leaders harness digital transformation

The construction industry is lagging behind others when it comes to digital transformation. Some construction firms “are still using paper-based processes that can only be described as archaic,” according to a 2016 report by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s Strategy. [rml_read_more] The industry’s old-school ways mean contractors waste time and money mailing revisions to blueprints, tracking paper rec... »

Down to Earth: Building opportunities from waste

Down to Earth: Building opportunities from waste

Here’s a riddle for you. What do you get when you combine 70% soil, 25% mixed builders waste and 5% cement? The answer: a HOUSE! [rml_read_more] I recently caught up with USE-IT’s founder to hear how our sector is throwing away opportunities for sustainable construction every day. If you’ve never considered construction waste as a beautiful resource, you’ve never met Chris ... »

Boosting Productivity in Construction with Digital and Lean

Boosting Productivity in Construction with Digital and Lean

As an industry, construction is one of the least digitized. It also faces a chronic problem of low productivity, the product of faulty planning and poor collaboration that cause delays and increase costs. Only about 50% of planned activities on a construction site are completed on schedule—no better than a coin toss. But by applying digital lean methods at the construction site, we estimate compan... »

Skills 2030:  Securing the talent to build our Future Infrastructure

Skills 2030: Securing the talent to build our Future Infrastructure

Technologies are transforming our lives and our world, impacting every type of infrastructure you can imagine. This shift requires new skills, such as greater creativity and innovation, better communication and collaboration, and more interdisciplinary specialists.[rml_read_more] The current debate within the industry is focused on how the role of the engineer must evolve to deliver future infrast... »