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Construction Techniques

Autonomous security bot monitors construction jobsites with facial recognition technology

January 9, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

After testing Ziva as a security solution in different environments, Casta decided on the construction industry as its main audience, Cary said. Ziva’s long-battery life, speed and unique applications make it an attractive alternative to traditional security systems for projects, […]


Construction Techniques

Reconsidering construction robotics

December 18, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Fact: There were 379,000 unfilled construction jobs in August, based on preliminary estimates released in October by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Fact: The majority of nonresidential construction projects come in over budget and late, sometimes wildly so. After decades […]


Construction Techniques

Newly patented 3D construction printer can reportedly create 60-foot-long concrete slabs in less than 1 minute

December 18, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Increased options, such as allowing a builder to make slabs from as thin as one-fourth inch to as thick as 30 inches, set the printer apart from other models, Armatron co-founder and COO Blair Souter told Construction Dive. When the […]


Construction Techniques

Requirements for 3D Models Increasing in Road and Bridge Bid Documents

December 11, 2019

Via: ENR

Transportation agencies, including the Federal Highway Administration and several state DOTs, are pushing forward with making Building Information Modeling a bid deliverable and binding reference document for projects. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is also working […]


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 […]