A firm of chartered surveyors that launched from a spare bedroom with a few hundred pounds and a seven-year-old laptop is eyeing major growth as it celebrates its third birthday.
The construction industry has long been regarded as one of the pillars of the UK economy. However, despite its undeniable significance, it has often lagged behind in adopting new technologies compared to other sectors. At Invise we’re always looking at ways new technology can assist, improve and offer increases in efficiency. We therefore thought it might be interesting to delve into the issues that have hindered the construction industry’s uptake of new technology and explore the potential impact of this sluggishness on the industry as a whole.
Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) is a lightweight precast concrete that was widely used in the UK from the mid-1960s to the 1990s, particularly in public sector buildings such as schools and hospitals. It is made from a mixture of sand, cement, water and aluminium powder, which gives it a cellular structure that makes it much lighter than traditional concrete.