Having come back from two days at the UK Construction Week (more on this in an upcoming blog) manufacturers were pushing latest product innovations on the market. OK, I appreciate one main purpose of an exhibition is to showcase NPI but there was real drive.
One of the points below highlights advancements in 3D printing. At the show I witnessed a team program and print a wrench and, more amazingly, a fully operational door handle, locking system and key. Both flexed almost in half with no damage.
It is no overstatement to suggest that technology has changed our lives. Its insidious tentacles have crept into every corner of our existence, so that the ways we connect, exercise, shop, and even find love have been fundamentally altered. Whatever you need to do, you can guarantee that there is an app to help you complete it faster, smarter, and more efficiently. It is little wonder that this change has had a professional as much as a personal impact. Across sectors, technology has helped to improve the way that we carry out our jobs, and the construction industry has not escaped these rapid advances. From the introduction of drones to the use of 3D printing, the industry we know is changing before our eyes. We look at five of the most futuristic technologies, and what we can expect from them