Digital construction is the shape of things to come for smaller firms
Monday, January 15th, 2018
Digital technology has an important role to play in business, and industries are being digitised all around us. Yet construction, the smaller end of the sector, is one of the least digitised industries in the UK.
Thankfully that’s all changing. Besides, digital construction is here and it’s growing at a rapid pace.
Forward-looking construction companies with fewer than 50 employees are starting to recognise just how important it is for them to employ digital techniques to improve their processes to remain competitive and benefit their lives at home as well as in the office.
BuildingWorks, the revolutionary new design and estimating platform, is at the forefront of this move to digital construction for the small to medium sized business.
Easy to use
In addition, it’s simple to use digital tools within the software that allows you to draw or trace plans and watch an estimate and 3D digital model, build live on screen – simultaneously showing you the cost of the materials, the labour involved, the rates, energy performance, and more. Not forgetting a full Bill of Quantities (New Rules of Measurement) and detailed costings. Further, no one else in the UK is offering an opportunity like this to the small to medium sized builder.
Besides, it was these features of BuildingWorks together with the enormous potential of digital construction that fuelled the interest of Innovate UK, the government’s innovation agency. The development of BuildingWorks was possible thankfully, due to their funding.
Moreover, they too could see that BuildingWorks was an excellent example of pioneering digital construction. Following seven years of development in conjunction with the University of the West of England and the software platform became the talk of the construction and technology industries even before it was launched.
Furthermore, digital construction has created a great deal of interest across the board. Besides, the annual Digital Construction Week ‘explores the ways in which the digital revolution is changing the face of the architecture, engineering, and construction industry from design all the way through to operation’.
Constructing Excellence South West is an organisation, not far from our own HQ, that is working with businesses including Integro Construction Software (the creators of BuildingWorks) on the benefits of digital technology.
Furthermore, this is just the beginning. Integro’s vision is to provide best in class construction software and solutions in the UK. By identifying, developing and harnessing the latest technology to improve working processes.
Additionally, starting with extra modules for BuildingWorks; Health & Safety, Build Contracts, Project Management and Energy Performance. Which will be released over the next 12 months.
To find out more about the role of BuildingWorks in digital construction give us a call on 0117 916 7880. Read our brochure or take a look round the website.
Also, you can also request a free 14-day trial here. Or simply request more information on the software on the form below. So we can keep you in touch with the product features, latest news and offers.