Drone Robotics Come to Construction

July 23, 2014

Will the construction industry embrace drones and robotic devices at the jobsite? There are a number of new systems coming to market to consider. One example comes from Drones Robotics, www.3drobotics.com, San Diego, Calif., which will perform various chores, mainly those that are difficult for humans due to physical restrictions.

The task of this new robot? It will do much of the “heavy lifting” that is required in many different industries, including difficult manual labor that would be either difficult or impossible for a person to do it. This new technology will help to increase productivity and reduce workplace injuries, according to the company.



July/Aug 2014

Volume 17 Number 05

2014 Constructech 50: The Next Wave of Tech Is Here

Cloud, mobile, Big Data, and more are transforming technology in the construction industry.

When was the last time you downloaded software to your computer using a CD—or worse a floppy disc? Hopefully for the latter the answer is years, as the “cloud” is now hovering over many IT departments, providing a way to easily access data.

May/June 2014

Volume 17 Number 04

2014 Constructech App Catalog

Looking for the right app to get the job done? The Constructech App Catalog has the app for you.




Commentary

Fresh Design and Constructech 50

Fresh Design and Constructech 50 Each year the July /Aug is sue of Constructech magazine is a must-read for our subscribers, as it contains our picks for the Constructech 50, which is the listing of the most influential software providers in the construction market. This year there is another reason to carefully comb through the pages of this issue—a completely new design.


Green Technology

Solar Webcams Come to Construction

Want to keep an eye on the jobsite while remaining energy efficient? A new solar-powered Webcam gives construction professionals the opportunity to monitor projects, while minimizing energy consumption.


Infrastructure Update

The Growth of Satellite for Construction

How are your machines connected at the jobsite? While many construction companies are talking about the role of apps on the jobsite, another piece of equipment in the field can have a very large impact on the bottomline—the fleet of vehicles. Keeping an eye on the fleet can be key to improve efficiencies at the jobsite.