Future of Construction

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] »

Top 12 sustainable construction technologies used in green construction

Top 12 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. Green technology makes buildings more energy-efficient and sustainable, so they have a lower carbon footprint and a reduced impac... »

The world’s first electric road is under construction

The world’s first electric road is under construction

The Swedish Transport Administration is undertaking the construction of the world’s first dynamic electric road system. This is a first in the world where inductively electric trucks and buses charge while in motion. [rml_read_more] Publicly traded Electreon, is a global leader in dynamic wireless power transfer (DWPT) technology, it will install its unique copper coil technology underneath the ro... »

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... »