Stokesley firm Applied Integration has joined forces with Teesside University in a collaboration they believe could revolutionise the construction industry.
Millions of pounds and countless man-hours could be saved should an exciting new system being developed through the two-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) fulfil its enormous potential.
Applied Integration design and develop the automation and control systems for customers in the petrochemicals, oil, gas and defence sectors.
The firm believes a unique software tool it has developed in-house to accurately record and track changes to the complex requirements of its clients could be adapted for the mechanical and electrical sector of the UK’s construction industry.
Leading the University’s team of academics on the project are Professor Nash Dawood and Dr Vladimir Vukovic.
Research associate Professor Dawood is an internationally renowned expert in mathematical modelling, while Dr Vukovic boasts extensive academic and industry research experience in areas such as cyber physical system modelling, having played a leading role in 10 international research projects.
“We have to try to contain our excitement because it is extremely complex. But we believe it could be a game changer for the construction industry.
“We have spoken to construction industry experts who believe we could sell millions of pounds of licensing for this if it works as well as we believe it can.
”There are potentially massive rewards for Applied Integration and the entire construction industry if our KTP work with the University goes in the direction I believe it will over the next two years.”