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Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

How Technology Is Reshaping the Construction Industry

December 5, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

What do a pickup truck, a nail gun, a portable circular saw, a cement mixer truck, and a modern hydraulic excavator all have in common? The obvious answer is that they are all tools and equipment commonly found on construction […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Why You’re Not a Construction Company Anymore

November 30, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

Netflix and Apple are not media companies. Tesla isn’t known as a manufacturer. They are tech companies. They use technology to deliver pieces of technology. Walk onto any commercial construction site, and you will see project managers reviewing plans on […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Genetec – Taking advantage of technology in building site monitoring

October 8, 2018

Via: Construction Global

Building sites are, by their nature, transitory. They’re a project set out for a defined period of time for a team of contractors to come in, complete, and leave. To fit in with that temporary view of the project as […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Real results from virtual reality: safer jobsites

September 19, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Virtual reality is making an impact in the construction industry, but not in ways that many would expect. The technology promises to provide solutions to everything from BIM to real estate site walkthroughs, but often gets lost in a seemingly […]


Sustainability

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator hits a new high in second quarter of 2018

September 17, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

Associated Builders and Contractors reports that its Construction Backlog Indicator expanded to a record 9.9 months during the second quarter of 2018. Backlog is up 12.2% from the first quarter and 14% compared to the same time last year. “Construction […]


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, […]


Construction Techniques

App uses virtual reality to address fall protection

July 18, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Analyzing data throughout a 33-year period, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health found that 42% of construction worker deaths involve falls. Falls also claimed the top spot on OSHA’s most frequently cited violations list in 2017. Training technology, […]


Construction Techniques

Tech Investment in Construction Doubles in Past Decade

June 13, 2018

Via: ENR

The level of investment in construction technology in the past year and the number of players involved have been “transformational,” said José Luis Blanco Álvarez, a partner at the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Co. Blanco led off three […]


Construction Techniques

Machine learning takes on college dropouts

June 12, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

If AI-driven machines can defeat the world’s greatest chess players and, even more improbable, the globe’s premier Go strategist, what chance does a college dropout have against machine learning technology? Slim to none, predicts one university research director. Sudha Ram, […]


Construction Techniques

How technology is streamlining the preconstruction process

April 4, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Contractors used to have to swim through a sea of paperwork to perform any number of preconstruction tasks, including quantity takeoffs, collecting bids from subcontractors, checking vendor qualifications, communicating with the owner, and clarifying design issues with the architect and […]