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Region aims to pioneer modern methods of construction to boost economic recovery

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Region aims to pioneer modern methods of construction to boost economic recovery

Region aims to pioneer modern methods of construction to boost economic recovery Liverpool City Region has launched a programme that could make it a national centre of excellence for modern methods of construction for housing and related infrastructure. The programme will develop cutting edge technology to retrofit existing homes and build new homes with new, state-of-the-art, methods of construction. It is being developed in a collaboration between the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), the Construction Innovation Hub, Peel Land and Property, Torus Group, Housing Associations, and industry partners. The programme will aim to retrofit 10,000...

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Construction buyers report September work surge

Construction buyers work surge

Construction buyers report September work surge

Construction buyers report September work surge   Purchasing activity increased at the quickest pace for nearly five years as the bellwether IHS Markit/CIPS UK Construction Total Activity Index registered 56.8 in September up from 54.6 in August. Confidence about future prospects was also the brightest for seven months. House building led the way while the commercial sector also rebounded strongly as civil engineering activity fell for the second month running. Duncan Brock, Group Director at the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply said: “UK Construction took off in September, soaring ahead of both the manufacturing and service sectors in terms...

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These Sleek Houses Are 3D Printed, and They Fit in Your Backyard

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These Sleek Houses Are 3D Printed, and They Fit in Your Backyard

These Sleek Houses Are 3D Printed, and They Fit in Your Backyard If you’d told me ten years ago that I could go live in a house built by a giant concrete-spitting 3D printer, I not only would’ve thought you were crazy, I wouldn’t have known what you were talking about. Five years ago I still would have been very, very skeptical. But today, 3D printed homes seem to be coming out of the woodwork—so much so that we may soon need to adjust that saying to “coming out of the printer.” (I’ll show myself out…). This week another company...

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Optimizing field services in the construction industry with extended reality

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Optimizing field services in the construction industry with extended reality

Optimizing field services in the construction industry with extended reality Extended reality (XR) can help remove longstanding barriers that limit the ways in which organizations work and create new methods of engagement.Photo © BigStockPhoto.com Extended reality (XR) has become a hot topic across industries. The promise to remove longstanding barriers that limit the ways in which organizations work and create new methods of engagement are just two ways its application can lead to bigger ambitions. Field services in the construction industry are perfectly situated to reap the benefits of XR technology. By their very nature, field services operate in fluid,...

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Grand Egyptian Museum heads toward completion

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Grand Egyptian Museum heads toward completion

Grand Egyptian Museum heads toward completion Photo courtesy of Wikimedia user  Djehouty A $1 billion museum complex situated on the Giza plain overlooking the Great Pyramids is nearing completion in Egypt after a nearly decade-long delay.  The massive structure, initially planned by Irish firm Heneghan Peng Architects, is being completed now, The Art Newspaper reports, under the direction of Major General Atef Moftah, an official appointed in 2016 by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to finish the project. Moftah, who is a trained engineer, has taken over executing the design of the complex and has adapted the initial proposal to speed up construction and lower...

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