Parm Bhangal, managing director of Bhangals Construction Consultants and My Build Estimate, looks at how construction technology is transforming the industry.

If you are not sure how important construction technology is to today’s world, consider this – in the past decade construction technology firms have secured more than £7.7bn in investment.

The use of construction technology is becoming increasingly important in a world where we are not relying so heavily on standard building types and are instead turning more and more to one-off prototype construction projects.

When we talk about construction technology, we really mean any technology relating to building materials and construction techniques.

It is an extremely broad area but in general refers to any tools, machinery, modifications and software which lead to the advancement of construction methods. This can include both semi-automated and automated construction equipment.