Digitalisation – Does Construction have the wherewithal to embrace the 4th Industrial Revolution?

25 years after Latham, 20 years after Egan and now 10 years after “Never Waste a Good Crisis”, the industry has to make another decision; and, being fragmented, it is not good at decisions. How should it embrace the 4th Industrial Revolution – a time of digitally inspired change and a world of artificial intelligence, … Continue reading “Digitalisation – Does Construction have the wherewithal to embrace the 4th Industrial Revolution?”

Further details on UKRI Transforming Construction Funding

Businesses are invited to bid in 2 competitions worth up to £36 million, funding collaborative R&D and demonstrator projects as part of the Transforming Construction Challenge.  The competitions will open on 28 August and close on 30 October. Competition 1: Transforming UK construction – Collaborative R&D Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will … Continue reading “Further details on UKRI Transforming Construction Funding”

CE member blacc launches ground-breaking Seismic initiative

NEW INNOVATIONS LAUNCHED FOR SCHOOL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION – HAILED AS TRAILBLAZER FOR TRANSFORMING CONSTRUCTION The results of a pioneering new consortium which set out to transform the way primary schools are designed, procured and built have been unveiled at a launch event in London and have been hailed as a trailblazer for transforming construction. … Continue reading “CE member blacc launches ground-breaking Seismic initiative”

Construction Innovation Hub invites firms to help develop new ‘kit of parts’ to transform sector

Construction’s largest ever government-backed initiative is offering innovative businesses the chance to be part of a programme which will create the next generation of new build projects. The Platform Design Programme, announced today through an Open Call at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry, is a centrepiece of the Construction Innovation Hub, an initiative born … Continue reading “Construction Innovation Hub invites firms to help develop new ‘kit of parts’ to transform sector”

This industry is ready for disruption! It’s ripe with opportunity!

‘Not your average construction crowd’ was our instant reaction when we saw the photos from the G4C Conference Generation4Tech, Bigger, Faster, Stronger.  An amazing line up of speakers and panellists provided the focal point for an afternoon of stimulating discussions and debate.  It re-enforced our view that the future of construction is bright we just … Continue reading “This industry is ready for disruption! It’s ripe with opportunity!”

Generation4Tech: Bright young minds of construction explore how to make sector smarter, more efficient

The construction sector’s brightest young minds gather today in Leeds to explore how their generation is embracing new technologies to make the construction industry better, faster and stronger. This year’s Generation for Change (G4C) conference, themed Generation4Tech, is being delivered in partnership with the recently launched Construction Innovation Hub, which brings together the world-class construction sector expertise of … Continue reading “Generation4Tech: Bright young minds of construction explore how to make sector smarter, more efficient”

Presentations from the #CEDigital Artificial Intelligence 20th May event

George Mokhtar, Director, Technology, Turner & Townsend “What can we do to make AI work for our industry” Paul Russell, Strategic Sales Leader, Watson IoT Europe – “Impact of being digital in the construction industry Duncan Reed, Digital Construction Process Manager at Trimble Solutions (UK) Ltd – “Tekla (Rhino and Grasshopper)” Grant Kinchin – Artificial … Continue reading “Presentations from the #CEDigital Artificial Intelligence 20th May event”

Response to Infrastructure & Projects Authority Proposal for a New Approach to Building

Constructing Excellence fully supports the move to a platform approach to building and we welcome this opportunity to have an impact on the process.  Using government procurement to drive a platform approach has the potential to transform our industry and overcome some of the current market reluctance that exists. We particularly welcome the launch of … Continue reading “Response to Infrastructure & Projects Authority Proposal for a New Approach to Building”

Explore Manufacturing – Excellent example of manufacturing in construction

On 27 September our Offsite Manufacturing & Technology Group were delighted to visit the Explore Manufacturing Centre near Worksop. This pioneering facility has been at the forefront of the application of manufacturing principles in the construction sector. The group were certainly not disappointed by what they saw! The 215 acre site, the most modern concrete … Continue reading “Explore Manufacturing – Excellent example of manufacturing in construction”