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Category: Construction Techniques


Construction Processes, Construction Techniques, Design

Should Designers and Contractors Become Technology Companies?

December 5, 2019

Via: ENR

As technology disruption continues to accelerate in our industry, this is likely being discussed in boardrooms around the world. Design firms and construction companies absolutely should become technology companies, but becoming a tech company is much different than becoming a […]


Construction Site Safety, Construction Techniques, Hazards

Wearable technologies for improved safety and health on construction sites

November 18, 2019

Via: ISHN

Wearable technologies are an increasingly popular consumer electronic for a variety of applications at home and at work. In general, these devices include accessories and clothing that incorporate advanced electronic technologies, often with smartphone or ‘internet of things’ (IoT) connectivity. […]


Construction Techniques

Tools for measuring embedded carbon in building materials are on their launching pads

November 15, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Two of the construction industry’s heavyweights are each about to roll out tools that measure embedded carbon in building materials, with an eye toward significantly reducing the carbon footprint of nonresidential buildings in the future. At next week’s Greenbuild expo […]


Construction Techniques

The value catalyst for building advantage

November 8, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Isn’t it interesting when we talk about getting more out of something we say we need to ‘extract’ value? It’s a bit of an oxymoron when what we’re trying to do is infuse value into our work, our processes and […]


Construction Site Safety, Construction Techniques, Hazards, Regulations

Group focused on using AI for construction safety gains key members

November 7, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Five notable firms have joined a construction industry group aiming to use artificial intelligence to predict hazards and conditions that lead to safety incidents at construction sites. Skanska USA, Skanska Sweden, Webcor Builders, Obayashi, and concrete contractor Lithko Contracting have […]


Construction Techniques

SMPS Report Tracks How Contractors, Designers are Using Marketing Technology ‘MarTech’ Tools

November 7, 2019

Via: ENR

Combined strategy and marketing software tools, commonly known as MarTech, are penetrating the architectural, engineering, and construction industries. ChiefMarTech reports that there are nearly 7,000 MarTech tools on the market, up from only 1,000 five years ago. They are impacting […]


Construction Techniques

Building materials delivery app RenoRun gets $17M in funding

November 6, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

RenoRun, a Canadian app-based service that connects contractors with on-demand delivery of construction materials to jobsites, received CA$22.5 million (approximately U.S. $17 million) in Series A funding. That money will go directly into technology and expansion in cities it serves […]


Construction Techniques

New coal ash aggregate helps concrete cure

October 29, 2019

Via: Construction News ScienceDaily

Coal ash is the less notorious byproduct of coal-fired power plants. It’s the residual solid waste that comes from burning coal. While it doesn’t have the same deleterious reputation of its airborne counterparts, tens of millions of tons of ash […]


Construction Techniques

The October issue of Construction Global is live!

October 7, 2019

Via: Construction Global

Our cover story this month highlights how Plaza Construction is “building tomorrow” by drivingsuccessful collaborations between client, architect and contractor. The award-winning Florida-based firm is utilising the latest BIM (Building Information Modelling) tools across a range of commercial, corporate, and […]


Construction Techniques

The rise of AI in construction

October 3, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Construction remains one of the top five industries driving the world economy. Yet until recently, it’s been lagging behind virtually every other sector in the adoption of technology. In this in-depth interview, Dr. Dan Patterson, Chief Design Officer with InEight, […]