Lockdown is taking digital collaboration to the next level

Will Squires BW 2019

Delivering essential projects in difficult times reveals technology’s ability to bring us closer together in a crisis

From the likes of BAE Systems, Airbus, Microsoft and Red Bull Racing joining forces to design and manufacture medical ventilators, to the nine-day transformation of London’s Excel Centre, which is now being dubbed the world’s largest critical care unit, the engineering and construction industry has answered the UK government’s call during this unprecedented crisis.

Alongside this, there is still the essential business as usual activity which must continue during these most unusual times.

Our roads and railways still need to provide safe passage, energy must be generated and distributed, and clean water still needs to flow. The world hasn’t stopped turning: it’s just being spun remotely from our kitchens, living rooms, studies and garden sheds.

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