Field, Estimating Updates for Construction

October 31, 2014

Today’s ever-changing technical capabilities and escalated innovation continues to drive business forward. Construction companies benefit from cloud platforms that provide enhancements in the field and at many stages of the process.

For example, Trimble, www.trimble.com, Sunnyvale, Calif., recently introduced new technologies to boost construction success.
 
The first, called Trimble Horizon, is a new cloud platform for field service management. As the core platform for its FSM (Field Service Management) suite of solutions and services, Trimble Horizon supports the following capabilities: work management, fleet management, and driver safety; mobility including mobile applications and tools for better empowerment, data sharing, and collaboration in the field; Web services to enable seamless integration; and business intelligence and analytics tools.



Sept/Oct 2014

Volume 17 Number 06

Blueprint for the Cloud

You have heard the term; now create a plan for the cloud in your business.

Back in late 2008, Gartner, www.gartner.com, Stamford, Conn., made a pretty bold prediction when it identified the top 10 strategic technologies for 2009. The analyst firm suggested cloud computing—which wasn’t as widely known at the time—could have a significant impact on the enterprise in the next three years. While the term quickly became one of the most popular buzzwords around the IT office cooler, understanding the cloud and its role in an organization quickly became one of the chief challenges in the years that followed.

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.




Commentary

Clamoring for the Cloud

Every time I hear something about how confusing and ambiguous the cloud is I chuckle because I know it is absolutely true—but it also causes a bit of concern for me. How long has the term ‘cloud’ been around and we still have a difficult time defining it?


Green Technology

Turner Survey on Green Building

Is green building better? With a big focus on green building in construction, Turner Construction Co., www.turnerconstruction.com, New York, N.Y., recently released its survey on green building and the impact on construction.


Infrastructure Update

Telematics Picks Up in Construction

Asset monitoring and telematics can provide a big value add for construction companies. But what do companies need to consider if they are using this technology on construction equipment and vehicles?