"Forward Thinking" looks at how innovation and technology are being embraced across Kier, one of the United Kingdom's (UK) leading construction business. The documentary is led by Kier's innovation director Mark Austin and explores the firm's work in areas such as geospatial information systems (GIS), design for manufacture and the pioneering of an app that is the first of its kind in the world.
Above: Kier are developing their geospatial information systems. Below: The contractor's Foley Street offices were delivered through a building information modelling (BIM) environment.
Louise Dawes, group BIM integration manager, introduces the contractor's award-winning digital construction apprenticeship scheme and underlines the importance
of investing in the next generation.
Austin also outlines Kier's involvement with the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry, UK, and the concept of "technology roadmaps".
Above: The B1M and Kier's "Innovation Meets R7" documentary.
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