Five years ago, very few people had heard of drones and even fewer could imagine how many people would buy them and use them just for fun. However, now there are drones everywhere. Continue »
As drones become commonplace on the construction jobsite, contractors can gather aerial data more frequently and at a lower cost. Drones can be used to improve safety conditions on the jobsite, especially by decreasing the amount of time workers spend at high elevations.
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financial data is not readily available, project managers must rely on guesswork from manually entered (potentially outdated) information, or contact accounting to obtain the data — causing costly delays.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.