As software continues to pave the way to more advanced and complex buildings, the question arises over the shift in skills our future builders will need. Potentially, we will require builders with more technological skills than practical skills, especially as artificial intelligence continues to develop enough to be able to take over basic labour tasks.
Artificial intelligence is weaving its way into so many industries. For the construction industry, we’re seeing the technology being deployed at every stage of design, construction, and even long after the project has been completed. From organising information for easier access to taking the role of bricklayer, artificial intelligence is proving highly effective in an industry that is usually slow to integrate new technology into its processes.
Previously, the PPE Directive was completely focused on manufacturers who placed products into the market. However, this new regulation that was put into action on 21st April 2018 will involve the entire supply chain. As a result, anyone who is part of the supply or distribution chain must abide by PPE and meet the standard requirements that have been set out — while also having an understanding that only products that meet the standards will be made available on the market.