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For many years, Bouygues Construction has strived towards making safety a priority. The group implements their own strict safety standards and invests in innovative equipment, in an aim to have “zero accidents” on-site. Preparing a site and making it safe is key to limit risks and to protect each siteworker and sub-contractor from a potential accident. Hoist, elevator: using high-performance and suitable tools is a way of reducing occupational health risks and to maintain everyone’s health. At Bouygues Construction, site managers are trained in health & safety and hold a supervisory role over teams. The enforce the standards which surpass usual industry requirements.

Bouygues Construction are pioneers for initiatives that reinforce on-site safety and maintain “zero accidents”. Preventative action against addiction, staff warm-ups and even world “Health and Safety” day created in 2011 are just a few examples. These awareness campaigns have really demonstrated their effectiveness with figures constantly falling. The group’s aim for the future is to be zero risk.

What if work sites were directly managed by thought in the future?

Operate your smartphone through thought; send a message or post a photo online without making any movement: are these practices worthy of a science fiction book in the process of becoming reality? In the future, will we have alternatives to the body for communicating with the outside world? This is the dream of the giants of the digital world who have thrown themselves enthusiastically into the field of Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs).

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.

Greener construction – just a fad or a genuine concern?

Across the world, nearly 200 m3 of concrete is poured every second. Concrete is one of the most widely used industrial products - even more so than oil. Although we know all about its advantages in terms of land development, its drawbacks are significant. It is one of the major sources of CO2 emissions due to its cement content. About one billion tonnes of CO2 is released each year in the world by the cement industry. In the face of such global challenges and future changes in urbanisation, a revolution in construction methods is beginning. How can the construction sector commit to becoming more carbon-free?

Living labs are good for your health!

Do-it-yourself projects are good for your health. Specifically, they can help improve the lives of patients. That is how living labs can help the medical field. These are “third places” dedicated to innovation. Their methodology brings together ordinary citizens, public and private actors, aiming to test services, tools, and new uses in real life.

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