The future of construction

UK: Top 5 Opportunities to Harness Smart Infrastructure

UK: Top 5 Opportunities to Harness Smart Infrastructure

The United Kingdom’s Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) is embarking on an ambitious ten-year plan titled Transforming Infrastructure Performance (TIP). This plan is aimed at improving the delivery of economic and social infrastructure. The plan defines how the government will work with the construction industry to design, build, and operate transport, energy networks, schools, prisons, h... »

Young Professionals as the drivers of Industrial 4.0

Young Professionals as the drivers of Industrial 4.0

Disrupting the disruptors and becoming the rebels leading Industrial 4.0 Industrial 4.0 is the label given to the gradual combination of traditional manufacturing and industrial practices with the increasingly technology world around us. This includes using large-scale machine learning and internet-of-things deployments to help manufacturers and customers alike provide increased automation, improv... »

Video Killed the Radio Star

Video Killed the Radio Star

How to Accelerate Innovation in the Construction Industry The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is a topic of discussion that has been trending worldwide. The newest technological revolution brings a major transition to entirely new systems built on digital infrastructure. For civil engineers, 4IR brings a focus on data-driven design, new modelling techniques and advanced building materials. »

Are You Ready for the 4th Industrial Revolution?

Are You Ready for the 4th Industrial Revolution?

The World Economic Forum has recognised that we are approaching the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR). Just like the previous three, the Fourth Industrial Revolution will mark a significant change in the way we work. »

Building the infrastructure workforce of tomorrow, today

Building the infrastructure workforce of tomorrow, today

Responding to global mega-trends like climate, energy, water, food, transportation and security is about finding solutions to large-scale challenges. For today’s workforce and the talent we will need in the future, that’s not just about building more infrastructure, but increasingly about the creation and use of SMART Infrastructure by that talent. Defined as the integration of infrastructure asse... »

Here is Why the US Spends $177.5 Billion Annually on Construction Labour 

Here is Why the US Spends $177.5 Billion Annually on Construction Labour 

 A US industry research report of nearly 600 construction leaders about how teams spend their time on construction sites, communicate during projects and leverage their technology investments, has found that time spent on non-optimal activities such as fixing mistakes, looking for project data and managing conflict resolution accounts for $177.5 billion in labour costs per year in the U.S. alone. ... »

Top 5 Construction Technology Trends

Top 5 Construction Technology Trends

New tech tools are playing an increasingly important role in construction — and drones are one of the biggest trends.  The above is one of the findings of a report by a software company which surveyed 158 construction industry professionals from small to mid-size businesses in North America, including retail. »

BIM Adoption in Infrastructure and Urban Development

BIM Adoption in Infrastructure and Urban Development

BIM is a collaborative process in which all parties involved in a project use three-dimensional design applications, which can include additional information about assets’ scheduling, cost, sustainability, operations and maintenance to ensure information is shared accurately and consistently throughout total assets’ lifecycles. BIM adoption has been slow in the infrastructure and urban development... »

Silicon Valley is Coming for the Construction Industry

Silicon Valley is Coming for the Construction Industry

Flush with venture capital, the start-up Katerra wants to revolutionise the construction industry. But as history shows, it is harder than it looks. From the end of the Second World War until a few years ago, when it cooled off, productivity surged across the U.S. economy, giving rise to what is often called the “productivity miracle.” From manufacturing to agriculture to retail, industry after in... »