By Emma J Clarke, Sarah Rock

The construction industry is becoming increasingly digitised: we are seeing drones used to assist with surveys of difficult or dangerous terrain; robotics being implemented onto building sites; and even blockchain and smart contracts slowly working their way in to modernise outdated ways of contracting and procurement. Building Information Modelling (BIM) is, in particular, a main tech driver in this industry’s movement toward collaborative behaviours and information sharing across the whole lifecycle of construction projects.

While digitalisation offers a fantastic number of advantages, it does bring with it some obvious risks. Gowling WLG’s digital risk calculator can be used as a step in the process of analysing these risks and ensuring that the data and business are protected.