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Video: The Largest Hurdles in the Industry – Thoughts on the Future of Construction

Watch the video | CEOs and high-level executives of established construction companies and start-ups explain what they expect will be the largest hurdles in the future of the engineering and construction industry. In their eyes there are several hurdles which makes the crucial adoption of innovative technologies in this still very traditional industry more difficult. […]

Video: Thoughts on the Future of Construction by David Wilson (Chief Innovation Officer at Bechtel)

Watch the video | Bechtel’s Chief Innovation Officer, David Wilson, explains his thoughts on the future of construction. The full digitalization of the industry will be the next big thing. Construction job-sites will look more like manufacturing plants with lean processes and robotics. The role of humans will be to orchestrate the robotic symphony. However, […]

UK University creates solar generating glass bricks

Researchers from England’s University of Exeter have created a new technology they say “could revolutionise the construction industry”. Academics from the Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Science department have developed a solar power technology that fits into glass blocks. Facades using the product, called Solar Squared, will be able to generate electricity while allowing greater amounts […]

4 megatrends transforming the construction industry

After being rocked by the recession, while harnessing social media and smartphones, everyday Americans are giving up the static suburbs to refocus on progressive yet practical city living. At the same time, cities continue to be the traditional nucleus of emerging economies such as Africa and India. Following both green policies and greener profits, commercial […]