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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 […]


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Hard hat device facilitates social distancing, contact tracing

June 30, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

This spring, managers at a 2,200-person European construction site discovered that a worker had contracted COVID-19. It was critical to find out where he had been during his time on the 70-story tower project. To help trace the sick worker’s […]


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How Technology Can Steer the Construction Industry Out of COVID-19

June 24, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

The spread of COVID-19 was all about uncertainty and distress. With people being strongly advised to follow social distancing protocols, the government had its focus on controlling the spread of illness by restricting travel and work. And just like any […]


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Turner Construction Finds Major Productivity Gains in Sensor System for Cranes

June 4, 2020

Via: ENR

Getting the most out of a tower crane is a key element in high-rise construction. Work doesn’t progress without the right picks to bring materials to height, and managing hook time is everything. After working though a recent pilot project, […]


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How Tech Helps Streamline and Manage Construction Businesses

May 27, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

Ever since it struck at the beginning of 2020, COVID-19 has altered our lives. It has wrecked the economy, shoved millions of people out of a job, and locked us inside our homes. Unfortunately, this novel coronavirus is not expected […]


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Data analytics facilitates more accurate project costs, schedules

May 27, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

One of the primary reasons experts cite for why construction lags in tech adoption is a lack of robust data collection and analysis. Especially with pandemic-related shutdowns and business uncertainty, contractors need to make informed, data-based decisions. During a recent […]


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Digital twins to play a bigger role in post-pandemic construction

May 20, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

A digital twin is a virtual replica of a structure that incorporates not only the building’s physical elements but also external data such as changes in climate or tenant and visitor traffic in order to better understand how the building […]


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Building information modeling for infrastructure: An engineer’s perspective

May 19, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

There have been tens of thousands of blogs over the years about Building Information Modeling (BIM). If we count other communication venues, the number is in the hundreds of thousands, if not millions. This is in no way a new […]


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Online Learning & Training Resources for Construction Professionals

May 12, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

For any sector that isn’t considered essential right now, work is hard to come by. The construction industry has been a mixed bag across states and localities, with some projects continuing and others on pause. While work may be scarce, […]


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Thermal cameras monitor construction worker health on NYC contractor’s jobsites

May 6, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

With the Brash system, workers approaching the jobsite will be encouraged to do so one by one, pausing briefly in front of the camera to make sure it gets an accurate read of their temperature before they’re permitted on site. […]