It’s All About Big Data

The market leader in shared and co-working office space, WeWork, which is now adding office space at a mind-blowing rate of half a million square feet per month, recently acquired a small construction management software startup called Fieldlens. What’s the connection between these two companies? As WeWork’s Head of Construction Tim Dumatrait and Fieldlens founder Doug Chambers announced at the annual Bluebeam eXtreme Conference, the answer is all about data. 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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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 »

BIMMore Like This

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 »