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Construction Techniques

5 construction tech innovations from CES 2024

January 17, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

The focus of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show showcased ways artificial intelligence and other breakthrough technology can boost productivity while also reversing environmental impacts and future-proofing industries like construction and agriculture. “The construction industry has laid the foundation for human […]


Construction Techniques

AI, robotics dominate 2024’s construction tech forecast

January 10, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

It’s been another whirlwind year for the construction industry, and technology wasn’t a calming influence. The hubbub surrounding artificial intelligence — particularly generative AI — consumed much of the construction technology industry’s focus. Experts told Construction Dive how important the […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Feds award $34M for digital construction tech

November 29, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

The TIDP receives $550 million over five years, or $110 million annually, and funds various transportation and highway research endeavors. The program has existed since 2013, and was continued by the FAST Act in 2016 and the IIJA in 2021. […]


Construction Techniques

Closing construction tech’s field data gap

November 16, 2023

Via: ISHN

Despite significant investments and innovations in tech, one gap remains – bridging field data to the office. Construction tech continues to thrive. In fact, $50 billion was invested in architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) between 2020-2022, an 85 percent boost […]


Construction Techniques

Contech surpasses $30B in total venture funding

November 15, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

“Construction tech actually outperforms, as an asset class, the entire venture market,” said Patric Hellermann, general partner at Foundamental, in a video accompanying the firm’s blog post. “So it’s not driven by a general ‘rising tides lifts all boats’ logic. […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Construction Tech Firm Procore Launches Insurance Brokerage

June 21, 2023

Via: ENR

Since construction technology vendor Procore announced in March the launch of an insurance and surety brokerage, the company has been gradually expanding it. The newly formed Procore Risk Advisory will provide builders’ risk and general liability wrap-up policies through programs […]


Construction Techniques

How I Moved From Construction to Technology

August 11, 2022

Via: ENR

I made a career change three and a half years ago, and it was the best decision I’ve made in my professional life. From time to time, I’m asked about that change — what motivated it, how I landed at […]


Construction Processes, Construction Techniques, Financial

What contractors need to know about IIJA’s construction tech carve-outs

July 13, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Two funding efforts in the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act want to push construction into the digital age. The Advanced Digital Construction Management Systems initiative and the Technology and Innovation Deployment Program will provide a total of $550 […]


Construction Techniques

Tech adoption makes construction industry top target for cyberattacks

December 1, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The construction industry is an increasingly appealing target for hackers. Recent examples include Bouygues Construction, a French contractor, falling victim to a ransomware attack in 2020. That same hacker gang, Maze, hit a Canadian construction contractor before its attack on […]


Construction Techniques

Swinerton VP: Construction tech just another tool for workers to wield

November 3, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

When it comes to construction technology, there is a lot of noise. For a large contractor like Swinerton, teams must filter through the static to help parse out which solutions can actually be helpful on the jobsite. This summer, the […]


Construction Techniques

ConTech Conversations: Procore CEO on IPO, construction’s tech reputation

September 8, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Though the pandemic compelled Procore to delay its plans, the company’s initial public offering went through in May, and the construction tech provider has successfully gone public. Like other companies, the pandemic forced Procore to shelve expectations, and focus on […]


Construction Techniques

5 things general contractors can do today to reduce stress over pay apps

September 10, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

It’s no secret that managing applications for payment is one of the most complex and frustrating processes contractors face today. While data shows the construction industry has been slow to innovate and add technology-based solutions (source: Construction Dive), we believe […]


Construction Techniques

Robot roundup: 5 recent innovations in construction tech

July 1, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Robots have continued to make inroads into the construction industry. Whether due to a lack of skilled labor, or simply new tech becoming commercially available, companies continue to market robots and drones to contractors as options to perform important tasks […]


Construction Techniques

DOE offers $35M for energy-efficient construction tech

May 8, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The DOE’s mission is to help address energy challenges in the U.S. through science and technology, and commercial buildings have long been an agency focus. According to the department, commercial buildings use 20% of the country’s power. In order to […]


Construction Techniques

Choosing the Right Tech for Your Construction Company

April 19, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

The amount of technology available geared specifically toward the construction industry is mind-boggling. There’s drones, robots, smart hard hats, wearables, ruggedized smartphones and tablets, and 3D printers. Soon we’ll have autonomous (self-driving) heavy equipment hitting construction sites. Not to mention […]


Construction Techniques

Using Construction Tech to Attract Younger Workers 

April 5, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

The construction industry gets perennially dinged for being too slow to innovate and adapt to new technology. This trend appears to be changing as more construction firms are realizing the value and benefit of adopting new technology. Not only is […]


Construction Techniques

Oracle Unveils Collaborative Test Site for Construction Tech

August 30, 2018

Via: ENR

Looking to bolster development of new technologies for construction and give industry players a place to test new products, Oracle has created a Construction and Engineering Innovation Lab. Located on the campus of the former Textura headquarters in Deerfield, Ill., […]


Construction Techniques

12 Construction Apps to Improve Jobsite Productivity

April 26, 2017

Via: ConstructConnect

There’s no question that mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets have made our lives easier. Mobile construction apps allow you to get instant access to project information in the field and communicate real-time data back to the office or […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

HTT Hyperloop track construction behind original schedule

November 22, 2016

Via: Construction Dive

Delays on projects are common, especially one of this magnitude, and particularly since Hyperloop tracks are new on the construction scene. If this method of transportation is deemed viable and becomes even an alternative mode of transportation in this country, […]