Marla McIntyre

Marla McIntyre is editor of Construction Executive Tech Trends and Construction Executive Risk Management enewsletters. Tech Trends was named a Silver Award winner of the Trade Association Business Publications International's Tabbies for best enewsletter in 2016. Marla spent her career educating contractors, subcontractors, bankers, public and private owners, legislators, educators, insurers, and attorneys on construction and contract surety bonding issues. She’s the author of more than 100 articles, including an award-winning series for the Risk Management Association, and has written books, directories, informational brochures and reports. Her extensive construction and risk management background includes stints as executive director the American Subcontractors Association of Metro Washington and the Surety Information Office. She also worked for Associated General Contractors of America, National Conference of States on Building Codes & Standards, Association of Major City Building Officials, and National Concrete Masonry Association. She served on the boards of the Construction Writers Association and American Council for Construction Education and was active in the Construction Owners Association of America.

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Innovators in the UK have unveiled a ground-breaking technology using the Ethereum blockchain for paying workers in real time. Apps are now available for safe lifting practices and accessing 3-D project data. Learn more about the low recovery rates of the $1 billion in construction equipment theft. Continue »



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Don’t miss the video on hyper-positioning software and sensor-based platforms that transform vehicles into autonomous vehicles on the jobsite. New software includes a product that combines 3-D BIM models with project scheduling data for a 4-D time sequence and a visual management tool for applying lean principles via Kanban boards. Also featured are a security system to authorize and track people and two electronic logging devices. Continue »


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Here’s the rundown on an app for precast modeling, a telematics app, hi-res imagery camera, fiber cement support platform and hi-speed rugged tablet. There is new software for predictive analytics and work sequencing along with a slew of partnerships and acquisitions. Don’t miss the Bluebeam eXtreme Conference and Autodesk’s new blog. Continue »


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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 »


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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 »