Construction and Technology


In recent research by Glen Dimplex Heating and Ventilation demonstrate that technologies such as smart technologies, virtual reality, 3D printing, and modeling, along with robotics will have an impact on the future of the construction arena.

According to the report, 40 percent of architects and designers have told that technology will have the most critical impact on the industry in the following eighteen months. Forty percent of research respondents recognized technology as having the most significant impact on the design process in the next eighteen months, followed by a renewed focus on fire safety and current regulations. The study surveyed 250 architects as well as designers across the UK to gauge their opinions on the use of technology in design process, their use of flame in projects, and the overall challenges faced.

Three quarters of architects and designers are now using digital technology to envision projects during the building process, while a further 20 percent do not presently use it but explore to do so soon.

Just more than one-third believe smart technologies are already influencing the industry, 23 percent said they thought trends like virtual reality would impact in the next six months, and 24 percent said augmented reality will make its mark in the next eighteen months.

One can say that there is limited doubt that technology is making the circumstances of architects and interior designers comfortable. However, what the research shows is that technology adoption is not stalling down, with respondents putting a strong focus on artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, and other technologies such as robotics, 3D printing and modeling and even the employment of drones in the short and longer-term future.

According to experts, the focus on technology, and indeed the requirement for the same, is reflected in the business that are running today, with a lot of demand for flame technology and flame effects as an option to real flame installations. The majority of respondents have said they had concerns over including flame in their projects, but 53 percent noted if safer technology were possible, they would rethink.