Distracted driving, texting and driving, road rage … There’s a lot of buzz lately around these topics, and for good reason. Often, the most dangerous part of the day for any employee isn’t the time spent operating machinery or servicing equipment–it’s the time spent behind the wheel of a vehicle.
How can construction company owners or fleet managers ensure their drivers are practicing safe driving habits that keep themselves and others safe on the roads? And how can technology help? Continue »
Tactus Technologies developed a first-of-its-kind virtual reality training program for forklift operators, a product expected to reduce work-related injuries and deaths. Improper forklift operations cause roughly 100 fatalities and more than 100,000 injuries annually in the United States, according to OSHA.
Some friends in Silicon Valley recently introduced me to some people who had recently left Cisco’s WebEx team. They were promoting a new online video conferencing service called Zoom (http://www.zoom.us), which promises high definition (HD) video conferencing and desktop sharing for free. With trepidation to their claims, I took Zoom for a free test drive, which gave me 40 minutes of free service for each conference session with up to 25 of my colleges (with unlimited time for one-on-one calls).
Call it love at first byte.
Construction Executive asked four leading technology companies for their insights on how to leverage the latest technologies to streamline the payroll process, handle Davis-Bacon prevailing wages and fringe benefits, and automate the tracking of labor, time and attendance from the field. Continue »
Construction executives don’t have time to sit in the jobsite trailer all day making calls to employees for updates on the status of projects or happenings in the office, yet they still need to be kept informed. This juxtaposition traditionally has required a significant effort on the executive’s part to gather and review relevant information.
EXTON, Pa. – March 27, 2013 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, announced the immediate availability of the new Navigator Mobile app, providing unrivaled review of 3-D models on the iPad and the next generation of Bentley’s i-models, which serve as containers for open infrastructure information exchange. Navigator Mobile enables construction workers in the field, architects and engineers on the move, and other project stakeholders to navigate–online or offline–3-D architecture, engineering and construction models intuitively and fully using i-models, as well as to browse a broad range of project documents in various formats. Continue »