Tales of mobsters running building sites are a staple of pop culture, but what threats do organised crime gangs pose to the construction industry and how can technology help overcome them?
Not for the first time, the UK construction industry faces a perfect storm.
Buildings constructed with reusable materials create added value in an industry where sustainability is increasingly in the spotlight
The construction industry’s traditional focus on the task at hand has restricted investment in digital technologies, but a drive to adopt cross-platform building information modelling may now be unstoppable
Building with prefabricated and modular units made off site has the potential to provide good-quality homes and offices built for the mainstream market at speed
At every level, from conceptual design, new materials and construction to maintenance, innovative digital devices, applications and methodologies are making their mark in the building industry
Construction technology is on the cusp of transforming the industry into a digital-first enterprise
Corporate culture across the construction industry is changing - but it won’t be a quick fix