Transforming Construction: one year on

LIAM WINDER | July 26, 2019

It’s been almost a year since the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Transforming Construction Challenge made its first awards from our £172 million investment fund creating the Construction Innovation Hub and the Active Building Centre. With so much activity generated since the challenge began, I set out to bring everyone involved in our Collaborative Research & Development funding call together in Birmingham to look back on the progress we’ve made, to inspire, connect and share their innovations with the wider Transforming Construction family.

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EDM set to lead skills development in new £10 million digital engineering centre

Article | February 11, 2020

UWE Bristol will play a central role in a new £10 million digital engineering centre for the region. The Centre for Digital Engineering Technology & Innovation is a research, innovation and skills initiative created to develop and accelerate digital engineering across multiple industry sectors, to ultimately benefit future generations of engineers and engineering products, and to help tackle global challenges.

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Service Tech Mobile Unveiled at AHR

Article | February 11, 2020

The recent AHR Expo 2020 was a showcase of the very latest - and coolest - technologies for service contractors. From cutting-edge air and water purification systems to virtual reality headsets to advanced sensors and alert systems to enhance safety, one thing is clear: service contractors today have a lot more tools at their disposal than they have in years past.

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The Future of Construction from a Leader in SLAM-Based Laser Scanning

Article | February 10, 2020

Since the early days of the personal computer the construction industry has been slow to adopt digital technology. As a result, increases in construction productivity have lagged virtually every other major industry, such as automotive and aircraft manufacturing. It’s true that every construction project is different, unlike automobiles and planes, but we can do more to improve the future of construction.

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Financial Engineering: How To Make SAP Shareholders Happy

Article | February 10, 2020

SAP is tweaking and twisting everything it can to make everybody happy. The efforts of Mucic, Morgan and Klein are remarkable. The three musketeers strike again: SAP co-CEOs Jennifer Morgan and Christian Klein as well as CFO Luka Mucic want to make everyone in the SAP community happy, and they want to make everyone happy all at once. To make that happen, they are moving large sums of money around – only through legal, albeit a little questionable, methods, primarily financial engineering.

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Zilliant

Zilliant offers the only AI-based SaaS platform enabling B2B companies to grow share and profits while maximizing customer lifetime value. The company’s advanced intelligence is delivered seamlessly through the Zilliant IQ™ platform, which is integrated within existing field sales workflows, CRM applications and ecommerce channels, to inform pricing and sales decisions and increase the value of every B2B customer interaction. Learn more about how Zilliant helps maximize the lifetime value of B2B customer relationships.

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