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 »
In every industry, technological advancements are helping companies to be more efficient and save money. Construction is no exception. According to the 2016 report on the results of a global PwC survey, Industry 4.0: Building the Digital Enterprise, respondents anticipate a return on their investment in technology over the next five years. 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 »
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 »
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 »
Construction Software is the Key for Lean, Efficient and Profitable Projects The benefits of construction estimating and management software are the vast improvements in the areas of cost, speed, accuracy and productivity through mobile devices.
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 »
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 »
Here’s the rundown on a 3-D laser scanner, RFID tags and new software for BIM and CRM. Scroll down to “Cool Stuff” for a report on driverless cities and an interactive tool for aerial lifts. Continue »
Here’s the rundown on new apps for streamlined reporting and printing plans; new fleet tracking technology; the latest software updates for integrated estimating and project cost tracking, workforce management solutions and design; and partnership announcements. Check out the BIM report and guide to CM software. Continue »
Recent innovations in small, unmanned aircraft (more popularly known as “drones”) have given construction contractors the ability to cheaply and efficiently conduct site surveys, inspect otherwise inaccessible areas, monitor progress, aid in the early identification of potential deficiencies and ensure that the project is completed on time and within budget. Continue »
Smart Sensors Can Detect Hazards Employees Can’t Take the guesswork out of potentially dangerous jobsite conditions
The scorching heat was unusual for the month of June. Near triple-digit temperatures enveloped the town of Chesterfield, Missouri for several weeks. Iron worker Thomas “Tommy” Barnes, Jr., 55, was doing some work inside a lift and was headed down to go outside for some fresh air when he collapsed. Continue »