There are lots of great apps and software for everything from troubleshooting tech issues, digital measurements, fabrication, project execution and project management. Be sure to read all the way down to “Video & Cool Stuff” for news on 3-D printed homes, a video on ancient estimators and how drones benefit a jobsite. Continue »
Construction technology keeps getting better. “Anyone can do it” creation of augmented reality training materials is possible with WorkLink. General contractors can simplify invitations to bid with SmartBidNet and PlansforLess.com. A cool video demonstrates Procore software using MS Hololens. Continue »
Most contractors are aware of the fine line that exists between making money and losing money on the equipment their company owns. That’s why smart construction organizations rely on equipment management software that helps them track every detail of usage and maintenance of the equipment on their jobsites. Continue »
Keep Them Coming Home: How Technology Is Boosting Safety in the Field Fleet reduces incident-related costs by 33 percent with video-based safety program
Flagger Force, a fast-growing traffic control company operating in the Mid-Atlantic, is committed to changing the way it thinks about safety. Continue »
Integrating Cloud-Based Project Management and Accounting Software Cuts Wasted Time and Can Increase Sales by 60 Percent
With an extremely thin margin for profit, it’s critical to have accurate, timely control over how financial changes impact construction projects. Construction teams need to manage the financial aspects of their projects from the field to make vital project decisions. If accurate financial data is not readily available, project managers must rely on guesswork from manually entered (potentially outdated) information, or contact accounting to obtain the data — causing costly delays. Continue »
Start the New Year with the hottest apps, software updates and products – plus get the latest on a concrete printing robot. 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.
Regardless of football team allegiance, the time-lapse construction video of the San Francisco 49ers new Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., makes one proud to be part of the construction industry. Continue »
Guiding information technology for a construction team of more than 500 people can be compared to sailing a boat.
Fleet Complete Asset Tracking App enables you to track and manage your high-value equipment; helping you to save money and run your business more effectively.
Check out how fast a theft of $40,000 equipment can happen to you http://youtu.be/4NJaZfx6Hgc.
Whether your business uses construction equipment or other portable machinery, you’ll always know where your assets are. With additional sensor capabilities, you can keep an eye on important considerations such as the fuel level of power generators; after-hours door activity of storage containers; or even unauthorized usage of Power Take-Off equipment on your excavators or cranes. Continue »
With all the recent news about Google Glass, augmented reality (AR) is beginning to take the forefront as a design visualization tool. Architects are using AR to show clients how a building will look on a site model. Engineers are using AR to virtually scan walls for infrastructure with information tied back to the 3-D building information model. And contractors are using AR to communicate details of special assemblies and interfaces to subcontractors.
3-D used to mean a foam-core or bass-wood model. Then came usable 3-D visualization tools. BIM-generated “fly through” experiences were shown on 2-D screens or projected for a larger audience. Now, those same 3-D illustration techniques are being used on tablet computers and smartphones to create images in augmented reality that can be overlaid or superimposed on the design of the physical reality of the project site or model. Continue »