Engineering driven by sustainability and technology

The Engineer | January 29, 2020

Sustainability, climate change, virtual reality and 3D printing are just four factors likely to help define the future of engineering. To offer a flavour of what can be expected over the coming year, a handful of key players from across the construction industry – including trade associations, engineering and architectural practices and building product manufacturers – offer their views about what lies ahead. Civil and structural engineering is poised to undergo a major transition in the coming years with the pace of change increasing exponentially. Many of the latest technologies finding their way into mainstream engineering once seemed the stuff of sci fi. We’re going to see the continued and rapid development of virtual reality, creating the virtual experience of stepping inside buildings before and as they are being built.



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