Technology is reshaping products and processes to bring new efficiencies, new performance measures and new paths to the future for construction. These top six offer insight into what we can expect in 2018 and beyond.

THIS is such an exciting time for the construction sector!

Here we round-up five awesome technology innovations entering the industry, told through some of the most interesting videos to feature on The B1M over the past 12 months.


Believe it or not, robotics is actually an area that the industry has been trying to crack for decades (as we found out in our short history). However, developments are certainly starting to pick-up pace as technology evolves.

Earlier in 2017, we featured the work of the team at Switzerland's National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication. Their “in-situ fabricator robot” (shown in the clip above) can form steel reinforcement framework ahead of concrete pours. It’s pre-programmed with the design model data and will build the framework autonomously. Heavy duty caterpillar tracks ensure it is prepared for almost any form of construction site terrain.


Although this technology has been in development for years, 3D printing is finally making serious forays into the building industry. The proponents of this method claim that it will ultimately save time and materials, which can range from concrete to bioplastic and even carbon fibre polymer.
In addition, 3D printing’s versatility has captured imaginations of engineers and architects all over the world: our video highlights a range of projects from the United States, Russia, The Netherlands, China and United Arab Emirates vying to be the first 3D printed house.

Continue reading to look, watch and discover the remaining four innovations.

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