Construction Index Features

Tue June 18 2024

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May 2024 Features

In a rut

As England’s pothole plague worsens, hard-up local authorities find themselves stuck in a cycle of reactive maintenance. Can they ever get on top of the problem? Mark Smulian reports.

Look, no hands…

Driverless vehicles have arrived on the UK quarrying scene. David Taylor reports

Watch them come down…

After a flurry of high-profile business failures hit the sector Paul Thompson asks what is going on in demolition

Clear the decks!

Honda’s decision in 2018 to close its Swindon factory came as a huge shock to the Wiltshire town and the UK motor industry. But work is now under way to demolish the huge car factory to make way for a new chapter in the site’s industrial history. David Taylor reports.

Here come the bots…

Artificial intelligence – or AI – and its ability to create ‘deep fakes’ has a lot of people worried. But in the world of construction, a lot of people are also excited about the opportunities it offers. So is AI a friend or a foe? We went in search of some answers…

Bridge breakout

Part of the M25 motorway came to a halt for an entire weekend recently – not because of congestion, but for a scheduled bridge demolition. David Taylor reports