Laura Varley, on behalf of UK-based demolition contractor Hughes & Salvidge, explains why you will soon be seeing drones around your construction site.
One of the most eye-catching technological innovations in recent years is 3D printing — a technology that has numerous potential uses in multiple industries and in particular has great potential for use in construction.
Drones possess great potential for the construction industry in particular and a wide variety of benefits have already been demonstrated by the early adopters of this technology. The construction industry is now one of the main drivers of growth across the commercial drone sector.
An ongoing and potentially revolutionary innovation within construction is the growth of modular buildings. Modular buildings are defined as prefabricated structures consisting of multiple sections termed modules. Modular construction differs from traditional forms of construction due to the fact that module sections are completed offsite before being transported to the construction site, where they are then positioned into place.
The analysts at Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center look forward to what the construction industry across the world can expect in 2016.
Big engineering and construction capital projects demand the use of sophisticated project management techniques as the basis for project planning and scheduling. Shane Forth, project management office director at Costain, shares his experiences.