State of the Industry

State of the Construction Industry Research and Articles

  • The CAD Revolution In Construction

    The CAD Revolution In Construction

    The introduction of Computer Aided Design (CAD) has led to an increase in productivity all over the world. CAD is transforming the way we work – and will continue in the future.

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  • Getting Smart Onsite - IoT & Smart Construction

    Getting Smart Onsite - IoT & Smart Construction

    Smart construction with IoT tech lets you track everything from tool and equipment location, to wear and tear—all while monitoring site conditions and worker health.

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  • Energy Efficiency In the 18th Edition, Explained

    Energy Efficiency In the 18th Edition, Explained

    With the 18th Edition wiring regulations (BS7671,18th) approaching, and energy efficiency included, it has become one truly hot topic. This blog discusses what electricians in the UK need to know abou

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  • How to Find Talented Estimators During the Labour Shortage

    How to Find Talented Estimators During the Labour Shortage

    There are a lot of essential roles within the construction industry that don’t physically involve getting your hands dirty. In addition to the individuals undertaking the actual construction,...

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  • When Robots Deliver

    When Robots Deliver

    We’re living in an automated world, and robots are no longer science fiction— they’re increasingly science fact. Most tech comes with a downside, and surely you’ve read predictions about the impact of

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  • Old Buildings Matter: Sustainability and Existing Structures

    Old Buildings Matter: Sustainability and Existing Structures

    According to Carl Elefante, FAIA, LEED AP, “The Greenest Building Is…One That Is Already Built.” The greenest building isn’t necessarily the latest and greatest, highest-scoring LEED-Platinum award...

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  • This CEO Is Using IoT Technology to Transform the Construction Industry

    This CEO Is Using IoT Technology to Transform the Construction Industry

    As Founder and CEO of FLICQ, Karthik Rau is laying the groundwork for an innovative IoT technology that uses smart sensors and proprietary algorithms to address operational and technical...

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  • Top Jobs in Construction for 2018

    Top Jobs in Construction for 2018

    Construction workers are needed like never before— and with the resource shortage across the globe, there is no better time to consider construction jobs. Here are the top construction jobs in the UK

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  • Fallout of Carillion: What it Means to Subcontractors

    Fallout of Carillion: What it Means to Subcontractors

    You will no doubt be aware of – and might well have felt the effects of – the collapse of Carillion. When the facilities management and construction services company went into liquidation in January

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  • SpaceX to Mars City: How to Build on Mars

    SpaceX to Mars City: How to Build on Mars

    As our most potentially habitable and buildable next-door neighbor (Venus having a much more hostile surface environment), Mars has exerted a strong fascination over humankind for centuries....

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  • New Horizontal Elevator Will Make You Rethink Megacity Construction

    New Horizontal Elevator Will Make You Rethink Megacity Construction

    Buildings can’t be constructed higher than elevators can go, so a new invention ditches the ropes, harnesses the power of linear motor technology, and allows multiple cars to move in a single...

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  • Resilience Planning in Design and Construction

    Resilience Planning in Design and Construction

    Roxanne Button is a Licensed Architect and Certified Specification Writer in New York State with 25 years of experience and a focus on environmentally sustainable design. In this article, Button...

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  • 5 Hidden Benefits of ELDs (Electronic Logging Devices)

    5 Hidden Benefits of ELDs (Electronic Logging Devices)

    Most construction contractors pay a lot of attention to managing their heavy equipment fleet because they recognise that a productive fleet is critical to their success. Just as important,...

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  • Top 10 Reasons to Implement BIM

    Top 10 Reasons to Implement BIM

    Building Information Modelling, or BIM, is quickly becoming the standard in building and project design. This model-based approach is used for both communication and collaboration; however, ...

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  • Mixed Reality Gets Real with Trimble’s HoloLens Hard Hat

    Mixed Reality Gets Real with Trimble’s HoloLens Hard Hat

    The lines between reality and fiction are finally disappearing on construction sites. A new hard hat solution for Microsoft HoloLens is changing the way construction professionals design, build,...

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  • From BIM to Blockchain In Construction: What You Need to Know

    From BIM to Blockchain In Construction: What You Need to Know

    Forget Bitcoin while reading this. We’re going to discuss Blockchain. Blockchain is the platform that many Cryptocurrencies are based on. It’s the ledger system for recording transactions, and...

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  • Adapt or Die — Why Adopt Tech Trends

    Adapt or Die — Why Adopt Tech Trends

    In this guide, we’ll discuss why the modern construction industry is so dynamic and competitive in comparison to the past, and how the right cutting-edge technology will enable you to thrive.

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  • Internet of Things Phrasebook

    Internet of Things Phrasebook

    What is IoT in Construction? The Ultimate Phrasebook for IoT in Construction will provide you with a complete glossary of definitions you need to know and pro tips for your firm

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  • Are Drones Really the Future of Construction? Yes.

    Are Drones Really the Future of Construction? Yes.

    Drones were once a technology commonly associated with the military. But in recent years, these space-age flying objects have become recognisable across multiple industries.

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  • 10 Innovations that have revolutionised construction

    10 Innovations that have revolutionised construction

    We’ve come a long way as a species since the days when we inhabited the caves built for us by nature. Here we look at 10 innovations that have revolutionised construction in the most spectacular ways.

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