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The impact of technology in construction

26 October 2021

Technology and data in construction has become an increasingly important topic as the amount of technology being used on construction sites increases – from drones, to wearable tech such as smart glasses and hard hats, GPS records, video recordings from vehicles, scanning and bar coding of resources and the like. This is leading in some cases to vast amounts of data being generated on site, which gives both an opportunity to have more and better records during a project, with potential to assist in project management, and also an increased burden in interpreting and managing that data. 

Key issues arising are data management and data protection; the need to have a data strategy; how parties in a dispute can make best use of data arising from technology; and what this means for future skills required in the construction industry.

You can also view other future facing disputes insights papers by visiting our Future Facing Disputes page.

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The impact of technology in construction
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