Some very thought provoking ideas from David Taylor, the President of CABE during the recent Architex 2018.

Some of the areas that he discussed such as offsite and modular technology and use of drones, we are already involved in.

However, the use of virtual reality and augmented reality; such as the DAQRI Smart Helmet, sounds as if it has a real potential to be revolutionary in the workplace. It should set a new bar for what is considered “normal,” just like the internet and mobile devices have done in both our work and personal lives today.

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Given the issues with productivity that we have talked about in the industry, the ability to improve communication and reduce the need for many visits, could speed up the process massively.

We take delivery of our Arc Smartscreens in May.  This should give us the ability to interact with the engineers tablets out in the field, from the head office.   These are small steps, but it is a step that allows us to more productively use our most experienced resources, allowing them to better support multiple junior engineers on-site as if they were there themselves.


About CABE:

Formed in 1925 as the Incorporated Association of Architects and Surveyors, the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) is a leading body for professionals specialising in the design, construction, evaluation and maintenance of buildings.
Its members practise across the United Kingdom, mainland Europe and around the World, and work in both the private and public sectors. The CABE provides the prime qualification of Building Engineer, a title that exactly reflects the professional expertise of members:

About Architex:

Geo Environmental Solutions are proud to be an exhibitor at Architex. ArchitEx 2018 took place on April 11/12 April, 2018 @ St. George’s Hall, Liverpool, U.K. – The 3rd Annual Exhibition, Conference and Networking Reception for the UK Architecture and Building Design Industry: