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With the shortage of housing and strains on infrastructure representing two of the biggest challenges facing the UK, drones, robotic bulldozers, and 3D printers could be commonplace on the building sites of the future.

Futuristic as they sound, such advancements could be more imminent than you might expect. US start-up Skycatch is already using specially designed drones in several top-secret, high-profile construction projects. The drones give a bird’s eye view of the site, and deliver immediate progress reports. This in turn speeds up logistics, and efficiently identifies changes that need to be made.

The possibilities don’t end there; Japanese construction machinery giant Komatsu have begun using drones to plot the course of unmanned bulldozers.

The research and development behind these technological solutions has been progressing since 2007. However, the implementation of the technology has progressed at a slower pace. Prof Simon Austin is the leading researcher at the School of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University. He has led a team of researchers to develop a 3D concrete printer, and puts the construction industry’s hesitance down to its tendency to be risk-averse.

Nevertheless, with the housing crisis cited as one of the biggest challenges facing the country’s newly elected city councils, as well as an increasing populating placing an ever greater strain on infrastructure, robotic building sites could soon be a commonplace feature of our cities.

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At Serviced City Pads we offer companies working on Projects across the UK a real hotel alternative. With over 15,000 serviced apartments in over 100 UK and Ireland locations, we offer a bespoke booking service tailored to your company’s requirements.

At Serviced City Pads we offer you everything you could need for your next project accommodation. City Pads supply over 15,000 serviced apartments in over 100 UK and Ireland locations. We asked companies throughout the UK about their accommodation requirements, the result is a unique booking service designed exclusively for your business.

We have negotiated rates exclusively for you, take advantage of our extensive knowledge to find the best deals on the dates you require. Our apartments are located across the UK and Ireland; so whether you are looking for serviced apartments in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Dublin, Belfast, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool or one of many other cities, we will have something that suits you. Our accommodation specialists will work for you as and when you require their help. Think of them as an extension of your team, on hand to help whenever asked. The advantages of a serviced apartment do not come at a higher cost – apartments can actually be less expensive than hotels, particularly when you consider that you have 50% more space in the vast majority of our apartments. Whether you are looking for a serviced apartment for a business trip, a group stay or for a long getaway we will have something to suit you. We will put together a bespoke package that really meets your needs, the best rates, convenience and most importantly means that we do the work when it comes to booking accommodation not you. Offering more space, comfort and flexibility than a hotel at a more cost effective price, we really are “Your Hotel Alternative”.

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