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Tech Tools May Level Playing Field for Smaller Construction Firms

October 19, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

Whether in the concrete or walls and ceilings trade, most small contractors are on the hunt for their next project. With razor-thin profit margins and competitors popping up overnight, it’s easy for contractors to lose sleep as they struggle to […]


Construction Techniques

Three ways construction leaders harness digital transformation

October 11, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The construction industry is lagging behind others when it comes to digital transformation. Some construction firms “are still using paper-based processes that can only be described as archaic,” according to a 2016 report by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s Strategy&.1 The industry’s old-school […]


Construction Techniques

Utilize real-time data to improve project management

October 9, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

As the connected jobsite slowly starts to become reality, we are seeing the rise in the importance of jobsite automation software. The most visible of the impacts of software in construction is project management. Project Management software focuses on some […]


Construction Techniques

Sustainable roofing for the next generation

September 21, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

When Pella Regional Health Center needed to add a third-floor expansion onto their existing facility to accommodate their growing obstetrician services, they contacted The Duerson Corporation of Altoona, Iowa to coordinate the roofing needs for the project. While the plans […]


Construction Techniques

Reducing Embodied Carbon and Operational Emissions in Buildings

September 18, 2018

Via: ENR

Last week, at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, Microsoft announced it is the first large corporate user of a new tool to track the carbon emissions of raw building materials. Microsoft is piloting the tool, called the […]


Construction Techniques

3 Tips to Improving the Strength of Concrete With Mesh

September 17, 2018

Via: Construction Marketing Blog

Reinforcing mesh in concrete is used to improve the tensile strength of the concrete by helping it hold together hence limiting cracking. However, not all concrete requires reinforcement. Concrete that carries heavy loads such as foundation walls, footings and columns […]


Construction Techniques

Boards may be key to AEC corporate governance, report finds

September 13, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

General contractor Tutor Perini is an example of a construction company that has the same person, Ron Tutor, in both chair and CEO positions. Under his leadership, the company most recently recorded a work backlog of $8.7 billion and $13 […]


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 Processes, Construction Techniques, Design

Unpacking BIM: How contractors can reap the rewards of a digital workflow

August 29, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

When management of a construction company pitches the idea of using BIM to its IT department, the conversation often starts the same way. “We need BIM — go buy us a box of software.” But the requirements are much more […]


Construction Techniques

Lab welcomes contractors to try out technology

August 29, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

In the past two years, Oracle has acquired Textura for $663 million and Aconex for approximately $1.2 billion. The software heavyweight’s nearly $2 billion spend is part of the development of a business unit dedicated to construction technology. Last week, […]