Teesside University

Digital innovation within the construction sector

Teesside University has led pioneering research into the digitisation of the construction industry, helping to transform the way buildings are constructed.

Professor Nashwan Dawood has developed 5D modelling, which has been adopted across the UK, in South Korea and Malaysia.

5D modelling is about digitising the construction sector to integrate 3D models of buildings within construction schedules – boosting time efficiency and cost management.

It enables the construction processes to be rehearsed and clashes of different site operations can be identified and resolved before construction starts on site.