Digital transformation

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As important as the internet: Are digital twins the next big thing for construction?

Digital transformation has centred on BIM for years. But digital twin technology could radically change the industry – if it can realise its potential

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Government in talks to export smart construction know-how

Strategy to boost overseas trade in technologies such as BIM set to be unveiled in coming months

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Applied technology: Machine learning

The use of machine learning could improve the way we predict cost, quantity, schedule and outcomes for the built environment

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We must put modular at the heart of construction

Modular construction has seen a surge in popularity, but there are still many barriers to it becoming the preferred method of project delivery

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The rise of the smart home

An increasing demand for smart devices has opened up fresh ways of differentiating new-builds while increasing customer satisfaction

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Using technology to fix construction's productivity crisis: 11 talking points

Industry experts met recently to debate the problems that technology can solve – and the headaches that will have to be cured first

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It’s time for a new body to support our digital experts in construction

Allister Lewis explains why – along with his industry colleagues – he’s setting up a new industry body for digital specialists

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A consortium including Vinci, Skanska and the BRE is building a tool called PLASMA that aims to reduce costs and time on site by 25%

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Vu.City: The future of planning?

Virtual reality that shows every detail of a city — even those that don’t exist yet — could transform how the sector works

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Offsite: Could schools soon be built in a fortnight?

A consortium of firms aims to create a standardised way to construct hundreds of school buildings a year – and the Department for Education is right behind them

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Beyond digital: They are the champions

Construction is in safe hands to fully embrace digital transformation, says Jamie Harris

Digital special: What can construction learn from the music industry?

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