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A Virtual Future for Construction

VR (virtual reality) is a technology that is being used in many fields. Construction is one where the possibilities of VR are still often untapped. Some sister industries are using VR in ways that are making construction take notice.

Drone Advances Drive Construction

UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), commonly known as drones, have a great deal of potential to be explored for commercial applications. Major industries, government agencies, and other organizations are all actively assessing the opportunity for drones to disrupt the market and create innovative business models.

Technology Partnership Drives GPS

High-precision positioning information is increasingly used in fields such as agriculture, construction, and disaster prevention. Demand for such information is expanding worldwide for both land-based and maritime applications.

Building Advanced Wireless Homes

As automation continues to advance and become more affordable, innovations are needed to meet growing demands and allow buyers to stay connected to their homes.

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The Next Evolution of Estimating

Paul Messner, cofounder and CEO, Estimator360, www.estimator360.com, and principal owner and president, Messner Builders, recently sat down with Constructech to discuss what needs to change in regards to estimating in the construction industry and how new technology can help.

The Top Five Technologies Estimators Cannot Live Without

Today’s construction estimators are using a variety of technologies to perform takeoff and create bids. The days of paper plans piling up on desks and in dedicated storage rooms are finally starting to taper off with the rise and evolution of the digital age. We’ve asked the question, “What tools and technologies do you use today that you couldn’t live without?” Here are the top five technologies considered must-have to do estimating right.

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One Voice, One Cause

When I launched Constructech magazine almost 20 years ago, I had a vision to help subs, GCs, and owners understand the value of leveraging construction technology. At that time, we were just beginning to really understand the power of technology within the construction industry. Since 1998 our mission has remained the same. We are focusing on helping you understand how to leverage data to collaborate among team members and to use that information to increase your bottomline whenever possible.

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Constructech TV – LearnIT

Want to further your education on building information modeling? Check out this informative video.

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Data: General Contractors

I am currently in the midst of a series of blogs that are exploring how data flows throughout the supply chain—from subs, to GCs, to owners. I have already explored challenges and opportunities for subcontractors, and now I am furthering that discussion to look at key considerations for general contractors.

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Explorer Software
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On Center Software
Pantera Global Technology
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