Digital technology is transforming the construction industry. Innovations are bringing reductions in carbon use, construction time, project costs, material use and construction waste.
Innovation is taking place with:
- Building Information Modelling (BIM)
- Off-site manufacturing
- Robotics and drones
- Augmented and virtual reality
- Laser scanning
- Digital twins
- Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Good design should consider the whole life of the building or project in addition to the construction phase. Digital technology and processes can help to achieve this with a focus on carbon and cost benefits beyond the construction and handover stages. Digital technology and processes can also be used to unlock efficiencies in the operation of buildings, using accurate data to drive better decision making and investment.