Construction is the engine room of the UK economy, contributing £110 billion per year to GDP but largely remains an industry steeped in tradition and age old practices. Meanwhile the digital technology sectors, 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 the dawn of industry 4.0, the need to embrace emerging technologies to drive greater efficiency and consistency to the design and build process has never been greater.
From the materials and technologies reshaping what is possible to the contractors and manufacturers adopting offsite and modular through to the outstanding projects already changing the landscape, the Building Innovation Awards highlights the technology and techniques that are not only boosting productivity and profits but also 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.