From BIM to prefabrication to drones to big data, areas in which technology either is delivering or has the potential to deliver benefits in design and construction are well acknowledged.

In a number of areas, however, practical adoption on the ground appears to be lacking. In a recent survey conducted by cloud-based payment claim management software provider Progressclaim.com, just 37 per cent felt the industry was an adopter of new technology whilst 78 and 77 per cent felt their own…