Future of construction Resource

Digital Construction

Digital technologies are now an integral part of our built environment. The choice is not when or if built assets will use technologies, but rather how much will be used.

Last updated: 10th March 2019

Inspiring the Future

The CIOB view on digital technology in construction

We believe that technology and innovative use of data has a role to play in almost all aspects of construction and the built environment.

Charles Egbu, Vice-President at the CIOB

Technologies like artificial intelligence, robotic process automation and the Internet of Things raise real questions for members and the industry. 

Step into the future of construction: a more efficient industry transformed by technology. Download the discussion paper to on the right, written in collaboration with AutoDesk, to understand:

  • What a construction industry revolutionized through the use of digital technology actually looks like, and the benefits for the industry
  • Technology trends for the next 10 years that will enable the transformation
  • The key steps you and your organization must take to reach this vision, and the expertise needed

New Technologies

What are the most exciting new technologies for the construction industry?

Technological Gain

What could the construction industry have to gain by adopting new digital technologies in the next 10 years?

Connecting Built Assets

What possibilities could be opened up by having connected built assets?

The Biggest Change

What will be the biggest change that technology brings about in construction in the next 10 years?

The Why, What and How of Digital Construction

Understanding where we are now, how the construction industry uses technology at the moment, what the level of adoption is and what problems the technology is solving.

Why is digital construction so important?

Connecting teams and data

Workflows & Technologies

What workflows and technologies should companies use at the start of their digital construction journey?

Getting Started

How can companies and individuals get started with digital construction?


What are the benefits of digital construction?

Case Study

Why digital construction matters: Robertson Group's story

Have Your Say

In order to support our members better, we want to understand the challenges they face on the road to digital adoption. Help us by answering the questions in the survey below. It should take about five minutes.

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Webinar: Upskill Your Teams For Digital Construction

One of the biggest challenges for the construction industry is how to develop the skills of existing employees.

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Plotting Your Digital Construction Journey

What are your next steps? What is holding you back? In the resources below we try to help you understand how to align your goals and your corporate strategy, how to overcome the barriers to digital adoption and be more proactive in your approach.

Case Study

Wembley Park and John Sisk & Son's story


How can individual employees start to upskill for digital construction?


How do you overcome the challenges of upskilling employees for digital construction?


How should businesses approach employee upskilling for digital construction?


What are the benefits of upskilling for digital construction?


What's driving the need for upskilling for digital construction?

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Going digital can be a game changer and transform your business. But the journey to digitally transformed construction can be challenging to navigate, especially for those just getting started. This roadmap from Autodesk and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) will help you define your next steps, wherever you are on your digital journey