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.
This week’s Tech Rundown features two new wearables – one to verify workers’ training qualifications and one wearable sensor that alerts safety personnel to slip, trip and fall incidents. Software releases focus on project management collaboration and linking 2-D drawings and 3-D models. Check out a cool new video on the Archicad 21 Stair Tool. Continue »
Twenty years ago, a construction company showed up on jobs and built things. Technology was not a big factor in the way construction business made decisions. Fast forward to today and the average construction company has more data than it knows how to use. Continue »
Computer business software has enhanced accounting, tax preparation, purchasing, delivery, marketing communications, and customer service. Everyone knows that.
But did you know that construction estimating and management software linked to laptops, tablets, and smartphones, has revolutionized the business of building contractors? Continue »
Construction companies have cash sitting on the shelves collecting dust – and they might not even know it. From RFIs and change orders to reports and budget decisions, jobsites produce a dizzying amount of data each day. Continue »
What is worse than not getting paid? Not getting paid after spending countless hours, and possibly legal fees, trying unsuccessfully to get paid. Continue »
“Big data” seems to be everywhere these days, but that doesn’t necessarily indicate that the phrase means the same thing to everyone using it. Continue »
In an industry where an estimated one-third of costs are accounted for by material waste and rework, being able to quickly identify where there are cost overruns or poor quality control could make the difference between delivering on time and on budget or going out of business. Continue »
There are some exciting new construction technologies in this week’s rundown, including the latest in software for takeoff and estimating, field reporting and project management; a rugged wifi system for construction sites; a tool inventory app; MR platform for instructional content; and a system for crash data analysis. Continue »
As construction spending continues to increase after hitting record highs in January and February, it’s no surprise that some of the spending goes right into the trash. The EPA reports 534 tons of construction and demolition debris ended up in landfills in 2014. Continue »
“Money saving technologies” may be misleading, because when it comes to technology applications for construction businesses, there really can be no other kind. Continue »