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Construction Techniques

Mortenson joins forces with robotics technology producer

June 10, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

The industry’s drive toward jobsite automation continues apace, with leading contractors test robots and GPS systems to supplement their equipment for greater jobsite efficiency at a time when these companies struggle with labor shortages. In a recent report, Tractica, a […]


Construction Techniques

Jobsite managers embrace robotics

June 6, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

This week, Mortenson Construction and Built Robotics announced that the contractor’s renewable projects will get a boost from the latter’s driverless excavators and other heavy equipment, making it one of the first major construction firms to adopt robotics on a […]


Construction Techniques, Sustainability

Help Available for Estimating Embodied Carbon in Building Systems

May 28, 2019

Via: ENR

The Charles Pankow Foundation recently released guidance to building owners, developers, designers and contractors interested in considering the embodied carbon in mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. The three reports, which address commercial office buildings and tenant improvement projects in the […]


Construction Techniques

Fully Autonomous Excavators and Dozers Deploy to Site

May 22, 2019

Via: ENR

There’s been a lot of talk about getting autonomous construction equipment into the field, but few have been willing to use operatorless heavy iron on real sites. That’s where start-up Built Robotics sees opportunity, and now a deal with Sunstate […]


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

US military set on 3D-printing more bridges, buildings

May 1, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The DIU’s mission is to expedite the use of commercial technology within the military. In November, for instance, the DIU put out a solicitation for inexpensive drones — costing less than $6,000 for a complete system — that could be […]


Construction Techniques

Can Digital Twin make project management more efficient?

April 24, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Yehudi “Gaf” Gaffen has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of construction management as CEO of Gafcon, the owner’s rep firm based in San Diego that he and wife Pam founded in 1987. Even as construction technology has […]


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

3 essential technologies for a successful project

April 9, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Technology is changing how construction projects are delivered. From utilizing virtual reality to create immersive owner experiences, to capturing and tracking real-time data, technology plays a vital role in delivering consistently successful projects. With what seems like endless options, knowing […]


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 […]