As drones become commonplace on the construction jobsite, contractors can gather aerial data more frequently and at a lower cost. Drones can be used to improve safety conditions on the jobsite, especially by decreasing the amount of time workers spend at high elevations.
Hearing the term “Digital Toolbelt” might raise some eyebrows, and while the term might be taken literally in today’s fast-moving technological environment, a Digital Toolbelt is not something that one puts on before hitting the jobsite. Continue »
Check out the cool construction technologies this week, including an IoT smart car platform, VR for AEC, a cloud-based system for tracking employee training and a 3-D robotic construction printer. Workers will appreciate the wearable tablet belt and construction interns can apply for a $10,000 college scholarship. Continue »
Facility managers need to be able to uncover hidden savings within their buildings to not only offset energy spend, but also make smarter asset investments. Continue »
Big data is the large volume of information that inundates business owners. Data can come from anywhere, not just an application, including the internet, smartphones, cameras, sensors and electronic devices.
The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technology is rapidly redefining the entire concept of how work will be performed in the near future, including in the construction industry. Continue »
It is a challenging time for the construction industry with the potential for great rewards for those businesses that can adapt to a changing world. Continue »
The internet is an informational super-highway, tethered to how business is conducted. But like any heavily-traveled road, it can also be a place fraught with danger. Just when companies think all is well and are cruising along without a worry, with anti-virus seatbelts securely fastened, they suddenly get slammed by a big rig with the words “cyber fraud” on the side. Continue »
As communities shift their focus to building “smarter” cities, a huge opportunity exists in the construction industry. In fact, 37 percent of municipal leaders prioritize “smart buildings” as an area for future investment, according to Smart City/Smart Utility, a 2017 Strategic Directions Report by Black & Veatch. Continue »