What a thoroughly enjoyable read this snapshot of Dr Ian Pearsons paper is.

Contractor Colmore Tany Construction and Virgin StartUp teamed together to not only commission Dr Ian's findings, but have released a £10m innovation fund called "ConstrucTech".

Musing on what might happen in our industry in 50 years time may seem a little far fetched, but Dr Ian envisages that by 2025 drones will be transporting bulk materials to areas of construction sites - in principle a sound and positive move if I ever heard one.

Furthermore, with plastics being a hot topic (and, within building products recycling an area I have recently worked within) it was good to read that he suspects it will be used to create biometric buildings.