With increasing security demands from building tenants, sophisticated security systems can be a powerful sales tool. These security measures are less costly and much easier to install and maintain if building owners, architects and engineers plan for them before construction begins.
Every aspect of building design and construction, from placement of LAN closets to provisions for electrical conduit, should be planned with future security systems in mind. Continue »
Mention tracking performance on a construction site and there might be some eye rolling. However, mentioning tracking profitability may elicit a much different response. Perhaps if more contractors saw tracking performance as being positively correlated to tracking profitability, more contractors would do it. Continue »
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Cheers to Another Decade of Industry Innovations
There’s no doubt AEC firms have come a long way since the inaugural issue of Construction Executive was published in January 2003—especially in the areas of safety, technology, collaboration and sustainability. Although the industry faces a looming workforce shortage and numerous economic hurdles, there’s a lot to be excited about regarding the materials, tools, equipment and technology that help bring construction projects to life.
Following is a small sampling of innovations firms can take advantage of now and expect in the near future. Know a good one we missed? Share it with us on Twitter (@ConstructionMag) or Facebook. Continue »
Design and construction executives need better ways to manage email, submittals, punch lists and closeout—and they need solutions to work everywhere from the office to the jobsite trailer to the field. Project information management (PIM) software often can meet these needs, but not in multiple locations. Continue »
Today’s mobile devices are affordable and powerful enough to take construction management technology into the field, ultimately transforming project delivery. Inspectors complete checklists in the field on mobile devices. Executives monitor quality and safety for all current projects simultaneously from their offices. Owners stay on top of construction progress without picking up the phone, and documentation handoff is smoother than ever. Continue »