Digital transformation



Arup Q&A: Digital technology and dealing with a pandemic

Arup’s chief information officer on how the coronavirus pandemic has propelled digital transformation



How the pandemic is driving digital uptake

Construction is facing a difficult year, with covid-19 restrictions crippling site productivity. Yet at a webinar discussion hosted by Building, technology experts shared an optimistic view of how the sector’s responsive adaptations could drive long‑term improvement.

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Data in a crisis: Innovating at speed

This awful pandemic has pushed construction to adopt new technology at pace, and there will be no going back

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Lockdown is taking digital collaboration to the next level

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

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3D printing in construction: Where is the value?

Let us welcome 3D printing with open arms as an in-progress case study on innovation, writes Robert Bird Group’s Paul Mullett

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When smart isn’t very clever

Matthew Marson has worked on designing smart technology throughout his career. But sometimes it can go wrong…



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



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



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



Want a revolution in project planning? Click here

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%



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

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Introducing Building’s digital champions: ‘You have just got to be brave’

Here we present our digital champions: construction professionals for whom digital is ingrained and embedded in everything they do



Digital brilliance in 5 easy steps

What are top companies looking for when they hire new recruits in this increasingly digitalised industry?

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What is automation good for?

Automation tends to polarise opinions: either it’s the great saviour of construction or the rise of the machines threatens to de-skill professionals

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

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