The Digital Revolution of the Construction Industry

Posted on: February 27, 2023 at 4:21 pm

Technology is always a major driving force in how businesses and industries evolve, tackle challenges & adapt. The UK construction field has seen a huge technological uptake in recent years. These new tech integrations have allowed the construction world to not only overcome some massive hurdles, but accelerate their performance in key areas.  In this blog, we take a look at some of the ways technology is driving great change throughout the UK construction industry:

Increased productivity

All businesses strive for improving productivity and the construction sector is no different. New technology entering the construction market is being used to maximise planning efficiency, design & overall project management, resulting in bottom line benefits.

On-site Health & Safety

One example of technology improving the onsite safety of workers is utilising devices such as laser distance readers and laser scanners to reduce the risk for field workers throughout a project. The usage of an increasing array of digital safety aides can help identify (prior to project commencement and beyond) real life threats to workers on-site.

Reducing human error

Human error can be dangerous and costly when it comes to construction. In areas like architectural design and construction engineering, software can double-check measurements, calculations and designs, to ensure there have been no miscalculations or assumptions.


New collaborative technology is facilitating an ever closer relationship between subcontractors and suppliers by automating workflows and improving communication. The automation of time-consuming task, such as data entry, which would previously have required a team member to spend valuable time on, now this can be automated through tools like Zapier, saving time and resources.  

Ease of communication is a very important factor when it comes to keeping projects on track. Platforms such as Trello allow construction project teams to seamlessly keep on top of live projects, providing a transparent and reliable communication channel.


Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technology is being harnessed by the industry to improve the efficiency of a construction project during the planning phase. By virtually transferring design models onto the building site itself, users can more readily spot potentially costly design flaws and resolve them before construction has begun.

The Key Ingredient

It is clear to see that new technology is having a fundamentally transformative impact on the construction industry. However, this shift to a more digital construction model is entirely dependent on one key factor – connectivity.

Without high quality reliable connectivity, many of the areas outlined above are rendered impotent. And connectivity can be a problem in the construction industry, because more often than not, the sites and locations where projects are going to be built have little to no infrastructure in place.

That is where Cloudcell Technologies comes in. As an established supplier of reliable, high speed connectivity solutions to the construction industry, anytime, anywhere, we have a long history of providing our construction clients with the onsite connectivity they need to be able to harness all the benefits that new technology affords to the industry.

To find out more about Cloudcell’s super-fast, reliable connectivity solutions for the construction industry, visit Cloudcell for Construction.