Capturing and supporting innovation in the building industry

Whilst the construction industry is not one that is renowned for being particularly innovative, there are in fact a number of fascinating technologies emerging in the sector.

For instance, you’ve got the drones that track project progress to the use of augmented reality to do likewise, or even the wearable device that aims to ensure workers are not exposed to hazardous materials.

Perhaps the most visceral technology was the robotic bricklayer (or semi-automated mason if you prefer it’s actual title) that has been developed to power construction sites around the world.

As you can see, there’s perhaps slightly more innovation in the sector than we imagine.  With stats suggesting that the industry spends less on technology than most others however, it cannot rest on its laurels.  So it’s interesting to read about a construction specific innovation challenge that aims to unearth the next big technologies.

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