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Future of Construction

Aug, 2019

By 2030, Dubai plans to have 3D printed a quarter of all new buildings, making the most of a technology which can cut labour costs, speed up processes and create more environmentally-friendly structures. The Future of Construction special report, published in The Times, covers these industry goals and more. It examines how construction needs to expand its definition of diversity and whether the industry can ever become truly sustainable. It explores how architecture can make buildings work for better mental health and asks what lessons have been learnt from the tragedy at Grenfell Tower. Also featured is an infographic on the new technologies disrupting the industry and five innovative ways to combat the UK housing crisis


While building information modelling and data analytics are widespread among the most large construction companies, a host of emerging technologies are starting to have an impact on the wider sector, and it is the early adopters who are racing ahead of the competition