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”

Construction Sector Deal – Implementing the Constructing Excellence Vision

Constructing Excellence was delighted to see the announcement of the Construction Sector Deal earlier this month.  The deal clearly reflects the important role that the sector plays in underpinning economic growth across the entire economy.  After all the delays in getting it published we need to now get on with the implementing the deal. The … Continue reading “Construction Sector Deal – Implementing the Constructing Excellence Vision”

AMRC Factory 2050 Tour

The Offsite Manufacturing & Technology Theme Group visited Factory 2050 at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre at Sheffield, to find out how their approach to manufacturing innovation is being applied to the construction sector.  The group were particularly impressed by the AMRC’s approach to industrial digitalization and driving profitability through productivity, in particular the approach … Continue reading “AMRC Factory 2050 Tour”

Will traditional delivery models become obsolete? – Event report

This short paper sets out some of the key findings from the Offsite Manufacturing & Technology session at the Constructing Excellence Annual Conference on 12 December 2017. Interactive polls were used throughout the day to give verify how participants viewed offsite manufacturing and technology.  61% of respondents were positive that their organisation were in a … Continue reading “Will traditional delivery models become obsolete? – Event report”

New Constructing Exellence/BRE research paper explores how blockchain technology can benefit the built environment industry

A new report from BRE Trust in collaboration with Constructing Excellence explores opportunities to address challenges in the built environment industry using blockchain technology. Distributed Ledger Technology (of which blockchain is one application) is a digital record of the economic transactions or changes in the ownership of an asset. The information is shared and continually … Continue reading “New Constructing Exellence/BRE research paper explores how blockchain technology can benefit the built environment industry”

How construction clients can increase productivity & boost collaboration across supply chains

At the February Construction Excellence Client Forum, myConsole’s presentation showed how the leadership in construction industry clients could now experience the immense potential of hosting end-to-end digitisation of entire infrastructure programmes across vertical value chains and functions such as concept & feasibility, procurement, construction, handover and asset management. Digital environments can also integrate horizontal value chains … Continue reading “How construction clients can increase productivity & boost collaboration across supply chains”