When Star Trek™ debuted 50 years ago, who would have thought the technology employed on the Starship Enterprise would one day be used on construction jobsites. Continue »
When service techs misplace a part or tool in the field or show up onsite without the parts they need, the return trips, the unbilled parts and the replacement costs become a costly burden. Continue »
In today’s high-tech world, where there’s an app for just about everything, it can be difficult to figure out which type of technology is right to use. As individual functions differ among companies, no one solution can be applied across the board. Continue »
Losses due to theft and vandalism on construction sites have been increasing dramatically during the past decade. According to a fact sheet published by the Great American Insurance Group, “Although exact figures are not available, all reliable estimates are that losses due to theft and vandalism are in the billions of dollars.” Continue »
As summer comes to a close, it’s time for construction companies to begin planning for 2016 and thinking about ways to improve their business operations.
Construction Executive has rounded up 14 apps that touch every aspect of running a construction business, from the back office gone mobile with invoicing, accounting and RFIs, to faster-than-email communication, punch lists and file sharing and viewing tools, to apps that can run your entire construction business from your mobile device. Continue »
From all-encompassing construction management software to efficient point solutions, there is a massive range of construction software options available. Continue »
Augmented reality (AR) allows users to see a superimposed digital image on top of their view of the real world. Continue »
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), or drones, are often used to enhance public safety, support agriculture, help the environment, monitor the climate and mitigate disasters. Continue »
Project closeout is a process usually synonymous with completing the dreaded punch list. This final phase, and the constant back and forth between the general contractor and subcontractors that comes along with it, is often deemed as the phase of a project where the most wasted time occurs. Continue »
Big data, BIM, augmented reality, drones…what else does 2015 hold for construction technology? Ten construction technology experts offer their predictions of what to expect this year. Continue »
trimble announces product updates at its recent Dimensions User Conference, Autodesk offers tips for Revit users, and Earthcam releases a four-minute video of the five-year construction of the San Francisco Bay Bridge replacement span–plus a magnetic flashlight employees will want as a holiday gift.
The 12th annual Hot Products special section will be published in the December 2014 issue of Construction Executive. It’s a great opportunity to showcase new technology and industry innovations. Continue »