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.
The Homebuilding & Renovating Show experienced one of its most successful years to date in 2018, delivering more than 18,000 engaged and targeted visitors at its last two events covering the North and South West of the UK. The Northern Homebuilding & Renovating Show, which took place between 2-4 Nov
THE architectural practice behind the multi-award-winning Aerospace Integrated Research Centre (AIRC) at Cranfield University has designed four new buildings on the Bedfordshire campus.
New car buyers made savings of over £2300 on average at the end of last year, despite a gradual fall in manufacturer discounts during the last quarter, according to the latest What Car? Target Price Report.
WORK has started on the brand-new £65 million research facility for digital aviation at Cranfield University with support from the Birmingham office of built environment consultancy Curtins.
The Christmas period is a time for celebration and joy, spent with friends and loved ones. Presents have been bought, ‘out of office’ has been switched on and festive cheer is in full swing. Yet amongst all the revelries, it can be easy to overlook home security during a period when homes are most p
Whilst other industries have for many years focused on professional growth as a motivating factor for staff, as well as a means of ensuring that their skills remain relevant in today’s technological society, this has not been such a key focus in the construction space.
There have been many repercussions felt by multiple UK sectors since the UK officially chose to leave the EU. With regard to the property market, a sense of uncertainty meant that many investments and deals fell through, and many buildings had to be withdrawn from the market.
Within the next 20 years, we will reach the peak capacity for our oil consumption. However, demand continually appears to rise as the global production of oil decreases. In light of this, the construction industry still requires most of its energy sources from oil-based fuels.
Mark Dyer from Audacia looks at the rise of mobile working in the construction industry and explores both the benefits and challenges of this potentially game-changing opportunity.
The research shows that business owners are six times more likely (74%) to be in their dream job than employees(13%). Interestingly in construction over 54% of Business owners have always wanted to start their own business.
The property and construction industries have seen a huge influx in the use of drones, due to the flexibility they bring to businesses. These small yet sophisticated devices could soon become as common on-site as trucks and diggers.
The construction industry is seeing an increasing shift towards landfill redevelopment, as experts in the sector help more businesses and landowners identify real regeneration opportunities.
Over 1,400 construction workers committed suicide between 2011 – 2015. Construction trades have the highest number of suicides of any profession. Risk of suicide for those working in building and construction trades is 1.6 times higher than the national average. More than a quarter of construction e