Maxwell Systems, Inc., a leading provider of construction software solutions, expert services and best practices, announced a free webinar series as part of its partnership with Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), a national trade association representing 22,000 members from more than 19,000 construction and industry-related firms.
There will be four educational webinars in the series designed to deliver best practices to help construction business leaders leverage advancements in technology, streamline and standardize management processes, and drive organizational change for success. The first webinar will be hosted Sept. 11, with others following on Nov. 12, Feb. 18 and April 16. Continue »
Tech providers are in the midst of a shift toward a demand for more open, user-friendly technology solutions due to a progressively more informed user base and forward-thinking providers that understand the benefits of integration. The past 10 years have been about allocating the right corporate technologies to cut operating costs from tight budgets without complicating processes. The next 10 years will be about making sure those technologies fit together to achieve corporate objectives.
As more employees become savvy in technology needs, requests once limited to the IT department are pouring in from all ends of the company. Construction executives have an obligation to shape the corporate IT strategy and choose the right solutions, but technology providers also have an obligation to provide flexible solutions that accommodate the strategy — building a bridge that drives greater efficiency. Continue »
The Aug. 28 edition of Construction Executive’s Tech Trends eNewsletter is a special advertising issue all about the hottest mobile apps for the construction industry.
Advertisers in AUGUST APPS can showcase their company/product name, headline, full-color image, 150 words of text and a web link. Plus, AUGUST APPS will be promoted in the September issue of Construction Executive, driving 137,800+ readers to read the Tech Trends article online.
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 »
The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, on construction jobsites is in the early adopter phase, but the initial results are compelling. Continue »
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