Construction is the workhorse of the UK economy, contributing £110 billion per year to GDP. But the industry remains steeped in tradition and outdated practices. Meanwhile the digital technology sector, fuelled by the UK’s reputation as a global innovator, is tipped by many to become our greatest export and a key driver for a successful post-Brexit Britain.
Ever since the Farmer Review’s call for the building industry to “modernise or die” there has been much talk about the need to change the way we plan, design and construct buildings and infrastructure.
As we enter industry 4.0, embracing emerging technologies to drive greater efficiency and consistency across the construction process is more important than ever before.
From the materials and technologies reshaping what is possible, to the contractors and manufacturers adopting modern methods of construction, the Building Innovation Awards highlights the technologies, approaches and projects that are not just boosting productivity and profits – but delivering greener, smarter and safer buildings.
The awards recognise and celebrate the pioneering individuals, organisations and partnerships that are embracing emerging technologies and digital transformation in order to take UK construction to the next level.