Construction 2050

Summary

A collection of videos from Balfour Beatty that capture some of the developments in technology as it relates to construction and frame how the future construction site will work and the skills required for those working in the sector.

Knowledge Resource

Balfour Beatty: Innovation 2050 – CGI Site of the future

Digital technology offers the chance to reshape the construction industry, helping it to step up and address some of the challenges it faces and turning them instead into opportunities. We must respond and embrace the transformation that new technology can provide so we can deliver the infrastructure of the future.

Innovation 2050: Visions of Future Infrastructure

Digital technology offers the chance to reshape the construction industry, helping it to step up and address some of the challenges it faces and turning them instead into opportunities. We must respond and embrace the transformation that new technology can provide so we can deliver the infrastructure of the future.

Other perspectives

Seeing the Future on Site with Mixed Reality
Using the state-of-the-art Microsoft HoloLens to overlay 3D and 4D (time relative) graphics onto the real world and visualise key construction processes before they take place.

Mixed Reality Bridge Lift on the A21
Watch how Balfour Beatty used Mixed Reality to simulate the installation of a new footbridge on the A21. The video shows exactly what the engineers see on site while using the Microsoft HoloLens headset.

4D Modelling on the M5 Smart Motorway
Balfour Beatty VINCI’s Digital Project Co-ordinator Josh Hanson explains how 4D computer modelling is helping the joint venture pre-plan complex site operations.

Virtual Reality Shaping the Future of Construction
Balfour Beatty is using virtual reality to explore and test future construction designs without building a thing. Claire Mao and Daniel Shirkey from Balfour Beatty Construction in the US explain how the technology is starting to come of age.

Incredible Drone Footage
Craig Matthews, Head of Media, explains how the footage taken by the drones can be combined with BIM technology and 3D modelling to produce a vitally important and powerful tool for Balfour Beatty.

Lasers Take Site Surveying to the Next Level
Nick Salmon explains how laser scanners build a full 3D model in seconds capturing vital information in one site visit.

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