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Innovative solutions

Recreating ecosystems in the Parc Zoologique de Paris, monitoring developments with an “eco-friendly” mindset, constructing the tallest building in France, creating connected habitats: for each project, Bouygues Construction develops innovative solutions. By using technology, especially digital models and BIM (Building Information Modeling), we are rising to innovative challenges that are important to us. We are doing everything we can so that our building techniques take energy saving issues into account and are in line with our philosophy of building a better life.

iPilot : facilitating the work of the crane operator for greater safety

Worldwide, about 600,000 cranes are used for construction works. They are essential for numerous construction sites. Some measure up to 200 metres in height and can lift loads of 500 tonnes. Currently, a Bouygues Construction R&D project, headed by Bouygues Construction Matériel, aims to allow remote control of cranes with video assistance, using augmented reality and even some automation. What is the purpose of this ambitious system, and what does it change for workers on the sites ? Answers with Julien Meyer, manager at the lifting division at Bouygues Construction Matériel at Île-de-France.

Interview with Mohamed Al-Hussein

Dr. Al-Hussein’s research has proffered a number of contributions to the industrialization of the building construction process through the development of modular and offsite construction technologies. He's telling us about it!

Energy renovation – the driving force behind new uses

While improving energy performance is essential during a renovation project, it is not the sole objective of project managers. Of equal importance are the key features aimed at incorporating different uses within a building. Issues such as planning, digitalisation, occupation of space, quality of life at work, etc. also need to be fully addressed.

Interview with Thomas Bock

Construction robotics holds no secrets for Thomas Bock, professor at Munich University of Technology, author of more than 500 articles in academic journals, creator of the first European Commission on Construction Robotics, co-founder and director of the IAARC, holder of the DFG Seibold Award, and adviser to governments and academies around the world. He's telling us about it!

Interview with Alan Mossman

Alan Mossman is Managing Director of The Change Business Ltd, a lean design and construction consultancy. He is an occasional author and professor of lean construction at universities such as Loughborough and Nottingham Trent. If BIM is about technology, then lean is about the people who use that technology! Alan Mossman tells us about it today, through his favourite field, lean construction.

Interview with Martin Fisher

How has BIM tech improved productivity? What are its most innovative applications in construction? What can we expect from BIM in terms of Big Data? Martin Fisher, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University, answers all our questions!

Three questions to… Mehdi Hafsia

Mehdi Hafsia, research engineer for the R&D division, attended the 19th International Conference for Construction Applications of Virtual Reality (CONVR19), an international event dedicated to new technologies in our sector. He would like to share his feedback with us.

Construction Industry: Together, we are stronger!

Bouygues Construction joined Construct Lab in July. This group of construction and public works firms fixes frequent problems in these sectors, and start-up companies apply solutions. Julien Bourcerie, Open Innovation Manager for Bouygues Construction, on “collective intelligence” in construction.

Perfony, a cure for acute meetingitis

At last, an end to meetingitis and email addiction. This tool facilitates the management of meetings and follow-up in businesses. Bouygues Construction’s new partner is Perfony, a software program that makes everyone’s life easier at work.

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