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.
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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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You must have crossed a few without knowing where they came from. Whether crossing rivers, spanning mountains, or connecting communities, bridges shape the landscape, defy the laws of gravity and often take our breath away. Bouygues Construction’s bridge building expertise made these engineering marvels possible. Discover some of the most remarkable achievements.
Carbon-free driving with Bouygues Energies & Services! Following the installation of recharging terminals for electric vehicles in the Maine-et-Loire department of France, our subsidiary is now set to install around a thousand such terminals in the large newly-formed French region of Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées. The four-year deal is one of the most lucrative signed in France. To […]
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Urban overheating is becoming a recurring phenomenon, resulting from the cumulative effect of climate change and the Urban Heat Island (UHI) phenomenon. Climate change is leading to an increase in the intensity and duration of heat waves (hot air masses causing high temperatures for several consecutive days) in different parts of the world. These meteorological phenomena themselves reinforce the UHI, a climatic effect causing a difference in temperature between the centre of urban areas and outlying or natural areas, which can be greater than 10 °C during heat waves. The effect is even more pronounced at night, when the heat stored by artificialised land and buildings is released into the air, keeping the temperature high. Faced with the various consequences (social, environmental, economic) and climate projections, local and regional authorities are now faced with the need to adapt their cities in order to combat this phenomenon. Below is an overview of the challenges and solutions.
Work carried out by Axione enabled the spectators at the Euro 2016 Portugal/Austria match to have high performance network coverage at Parc des Princes on 18 June. With the advent of digital, quality GSM coverage has become essential both indoors and in major arenas. The stadium is now equipped with state-of-the-art transmission capabilities via multiple operators.
To meet the needs of both patients and healthcare workers, each healthcare site must combine reliability with ease of use. This fact is not always taken into account. This is evidenced by the numerous problems pointed out by users relating to space and practical issues. However, whether in care homes or hospitals, the building can be a valuable asset in taking care of the most vulnerable and allowing health professionals to work in the best possible conditions. This is a major challenge that Bouygues Construction wants to address using digitisation.