Creating Graphene City

Graphene is the start of a revolution in multifunctional 2D materials technology. James Baker, Chief Executive Officer for Graphene@Manchester, shares his insight.

20 Mar 2018


Digital realities

Digital technology becomes reality as the pace of change in Construction increases

23 Feb 2018


From beginning to end

A new sophisticated component tracking technology is now in operation on Explore Manufacturing products for all new projects after successful trials

06 Jun 2017


Employing innovation

The Crossrail project at Liverpool Street is an exciting one, not least because of its use of modern technologies. From 3D printers to the use of cameras on drones, the site is a fantastic example of a 21st century construction site.

25 May 2017


Moment in the sun

Laing O’Rourke’s newest award-winning subsidiary, SunSHIFT, has scooped a top award and additional funding for an entirely new type of power generation asset

22 May 2017


Laser-based innovation hits the spot

Award for developing and using crucial component scanning technology recognises our growing profile as an engineering enterprise

08 Feb 2017


Efficient and effective

We’re driving productivity improvements through our unique delivery approach, with a focus on efficient and effective processes across all of our operations

19 Jan 2017


Innovating to increase productivity

A new product, developed by Select Plant Hire and design consultancy IDC to improve crane safety and productivity, made the shortlist of a prestigious engineering award.

18 Jan 2017


Savings evidenced with DfMA concrete columns

Explore Manufacturing’s concrete columns have been proven to offer significant savings in terms of cost, steel content and embodied carbon, by fulfilling regulatory conditions for a lower Partial Material Factor (PMF).

12 Dec 2016


Delivering the goods

Explore Transport's 24/7 transport operation means that the network is always connected

23 Nov 2016


Trial uses drone to carry out Crossrail shaft inspections

Ravintheran Kugananthan is spearheading efforts to employ a drone for checks on shafts, services and tunnels at the new Liverpool Street station being delivered by Crossrail

21 Nov 2016


The crane driver's friend

On-board cameras fitted to tower cranes on construction sites are making a positive contribution to complex lifting operations.

01 Nov 2016