Category Archives: Sector: Construction

It’s not just budget hotels being constructed from prefab modules

Budget hotels have been assembled from preconstructed modules for quite some time now, as have bathrooms installed into hotels.  But as this technology has become more sophisticated, more upmarket and boutique properties are being developed in this way .  For … Continue reading

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How to ‘grow’ houses rather than build them

Imagine a four ton solar-powered robot that can build houses out of the materials it finds around it… Science fiction? No, it exists – as this article explains.  MIT’s Mediated Matter Group have built a prototype, which they have called … Continue reading

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Loss control in the construction industry, but applicable to all sectors

I occasionally check to see what topics and/or industry sectors I’ve not blogged about recently – just to ensure the subject matter of our book is reflected in this blog.  That is how I came across this article on loss … Continue reading

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10 concepts for living/operating on or under the sea

This video provides a brief insight into 10 planned developments for operating and/or living under the sea.  Further details can be found by going to the links in the video.

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Working in the gig economy

The so-called ‘gig economy’ has been in the news a lot just recently.  This BBC News webpage provides a good overview of what this means, and reports on some of the recent court cases brought by unhappy ‘self-employed workers’.   … Continue reading

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“3D printing being used in construction ROUTINELY is certainly on the horizon”

This is a quote from an article about plans to design and build SwimCity, a whole neighbourhood with low cost housing for students and young adults, built on a Swedish waterfront.  The buildings would be 3D printed. The speed at … Continue reading

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Barlows revisited – lean construction

I’ve decided to take a fresh look at some operators we’ve blogged about in the past.  One of the first company’s featured (30 months ago) was Barlows, the Sheffield based shop fitting company.   Today their revamped website features five short … Continue reading

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