Construction sites look to automated tech, other innovations 


A range of innovations and ideas are changing the way construction projects are carried out.

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Infrastructure giant Balfour Beatty is to expand its deployment of technology that can manage power use at its sites and, it’s hoped, cut carbon emissions in the process.

The system, dubbed EcoNet, has been developed alongside two other companies, Sunbelt Rentals U.K. and Invisible Systems.

In a statement Monday, Balfour Beatty said the system worked by “controlling and reducing the energy output from key appliances in cabins, such as those in kitchens, drying rooms and office spaces.”

The tech, it added, had been “configured to autonomously manage power demand by…


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